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the entire array of organizations through which information is collected and disseminated to the general public
a form of newspaper publishing in vogue in the late 19th C that featured pictures, comics, color, and sensationalized coverage
a form of journalism, in vogue in the early 20th C, devoted to exposing misconduct by gov, business, and individual politicians
on the record
information provided to a journalist that can be released and attributed by name to the source
equal time rule
requires broadcast stations to sell air time equally to all candidates in a political campaign if they choose to sell it to any
the process by which a news organization defines a political issue and consequently affects opinion about the issue
the theory that political power is distributed among a wide array of diverse and competing interest groups
the theory that interest groups form as a result of changes in the political system
the theory that public policies are the result of narrowly defined exchanges among political actors
something of value that cannot be withheld from a non member of a group, for example, a tax write-off or a better environment
population ecology theory
the theory that the formation of political organizations is conditional on the resources allocated to a given issue area
public interest group
an organization that seeks a collective good that will not selectively and materially benefit group members
economic interest group
a group with the primary purpose of promoting the financial interests of its members
funds that an appropriations bill designates for specific projects within a state or congressional district
political action committee (PAC)
officially registered fundraising organization that represents interest groups in the political process
the activities of a group or organization that seek to persuade political leaders to support the group's position
free rider problem
potential members fail to join a group because they can get the benefit, or collective good, sought by the group without contributing the effort
Honest Leadersip & Open Government Act of 2007
lobbying reform banning gifts to members of congress and their staffs, toughening disclosure requirements, and increasing time limits on moving from the federal government to the private sector
An association of broadcast stations (radio or TV) that share programming through a financial arrangement
Technologies, such as the Internet, that blur the line between media sources and create new oppertunities for the dissemination of news and other information
New York Times Co. v. Sullivan (1964)
The Supreme Court concluded that "actual malice" must be proved to support a finding of libel against a public figure
Traditional form of mass media, comprising newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and journals
An electronic delivery of news gathered by the news service's correspondents and sent to all member news media organizations
Interest group representatives who seek to influence legislation that will benefit his or her organization or client through political persuasion
Myriad relationships that individuals enjoy that facilitate the resolution of community problems through collective action
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