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Slovak Mass Media in the 21st Century: Current Challenges

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Miroslava Dobrotková, Artur Bekmatov, Andrea Chlebcová Hečková and Ján Kuciak

The book deals with the most challenging issues which the Slovak Mass Media are currently facing, including matters of public criticism. The first chapter describes the media influence on power control in Slovakia. It does not avoid the controversial question of corruption in the Slovak media field. The following chapter examines the stereotypes about the social minorities that are still widely spread by the media (especially the Internet and the social media). In this context, the chapter related to the public media explains why the existence of the media of public service is so important and why it is necessary to finance such media by public sources and not by the state. In the final chapter, the author aims to identify the reasons why alternative sources of information usually fail to inform truthfully, impartially and objectively.

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Introduction

1 Crisis of Mass Media and Its Influence on Power Control in Slovakia

1.1 Corruption and Politics in Slovakia after 1989

1.2 Slovak Media after 1989

1.3 Results of Slovak Media in the Power Control

1.4 Summary

2 Current Issues of Presenting of Stereotypes in Mass Media (Influence of Media on Presenting of Stereotypes and Prejudice within Political Communication and Its Correlation with Perception through the Web)

2.1 Influence of Media Concerning Integration of Social Minorities

2.2 Influence of Media and the Internet on Politics and Political Communication

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