20 terms

vocabulary-- unit 5--


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To Speak false statements or lies about someone that will damage a persons reputation.
Spread False rumors about someone.
Public Opinion
An aggregate of the individual views, attitudes, and beliefs about a particular topic, expressed by a significant proportion of a community. Some scholars treat the aggregate as a synthesis of the views of all or a certain segment of society; others regard it as a collection of many differing or opposing views.
The Collective Opinion of many people
Public Agenda
The agenda-setting theory refers to a theory that the news media have a large influence on audiences by their choice of what stories to consider newsworthy and how much prominence and space to give them
Print Media
*Printed, as distinguished from broadcast or electronically transmitted communications.
*The print media include all newspapers, newsletters, booklets, pamphlets, magazines, and other printed publications.
In the United States today, there are 1745 daily and 7602 weekly newspapers, and 64,000 magazines
Mass Media
Diversified media technologies that are intended to reach a large audience by mass communications include newspapers, television, radio, films, books, magazines, and other forms of communication that transmit information to large numbers of people
Examples: Internet, Facebook, CNN, Fox News, CNBC, Radio
Written lies about a person in order to ruin a persons reputation
Some magazines spread lies about celebrates
Electronic Media
Electronic media are media that use electronic or electromechanically energy for the end-user to access the content.
Examples: Internet News, Radio, TV, etc
The suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, religious , or adult content.
Used to sensor material in order to protect children and prevent them form viewing or reading obscenity or inappropriate content
Watch Dog
A person or group that acts as a protector or guardian against inefficiency illegal practices in the government
The Media acts like the Watch Dog of the government
The use of one object or action to represent or suggest something else.
May refer to symbolic meaning or the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning.
Special Interest Group
An interest group (also called an advocacy group, lobbying group, pressure group), determined to encourage or prevent changes in public policy (laws) without trying to be elected.
"An organization of people with shared ideas and attitudes who attempt to influence public policy."
Publicity used to influence your opinion
Advertisement, political cartoon, commercial, picture put out by an organization or government to promote a position on a policy, idea, or cause
Political Communication
Expression in a political nature (verbally, visually, or written)
Examples: political speeches, news media coverage, ordinary citizens' talk on candidates
Political Action Committees
an organization that raises money privately to influence elections or legislation, especially at the federal level.
Being in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair
Some TV stations like Fox News and MSNBC show bias toward certain political parties
To have a strong and often bad effect on (something or someone)
The tax increase will impact low-income families the most.
The poor economy is impacting on small businesses.
an organized group of people who work together to influence government decisions that relate to particular industry, issue, etc.
A person who is paid by a lobby or interest group to represent that groups interest
Communication by radio, internet, television, newspaper, magazines, that reach or influence people widely:
The media has been covering the government shut down and its effect on the community.
A person or group assigned to supervise, observe, and detect.
The media monitors the politicians and make sure that they are following the law.