The articles included in this twelfth edition of Annual Editions: Mass Media reflect three issues of concern at the beginning of the new millennium. 1) The extent to which the U.S. government and legal system should rightfully be involved in regulating either media messengers or media messages. 2) The ongoing debate over how news is selected and packaged, ethical practice, and coverage of war and terrorism. 3) A heightened awareness of a media landscape profoundly altered by corporate mergers and technological change. The title is supported by our student website, Dushkin Online. (http://www.dushkin.com/online)Voice Over Internet Protocol is slowly replacing regular telephone service in broadband homes. ... There are also smart phones on the way with video cameras, GPS antennas and access to local Wi-Fi hotspots, the superfast wireless networks often found in offices, airports and cafes. ... aquot;Hundreds of millions of people are not going to replace the full screen, mouse and keyboard experience with staring atanbsp;...