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Real-World Media Ethics, 2nd Edition by Philippe Perebinossoff

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11 Censorship, Diversity and Consolidation

And Tips for Job Hunting

 

 

 

The Broadcast Standards and Practices (BS&P) departments at the networks were created in the 1950s as a result of the quiz show scandals. The BS&P censors’ mission was to protect the networks from embarrassing displays of poor judgment on the part of advertisers and producers. Censorship is discussed in different parts of this text, but here censorship refers specifically to the duties of BS&P departments at the networks, cable channels and streaming services.

Over time, the BS&P departments became the guardians of morality, monitoring sexual content, controversial issues, and medical information, among other duties. At different times, BS&P departments were reduced in ...

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