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Arts and Humanities
Special Interest Groups
Terms in this set (12)
What is a special interest group?
Private organizations based on shared interests or concerns that make efforts to protect or promote those interests.
How many special interest groups?
1,000 such as the NRA or PETA
What do special interest groups occasionally do?
Influence the outcomes of elections through the campaign financing and votes
The content of legislation to protect or promote their concerns or cause and convince them to support or oppose legislation.
Define Mass Media
Means of communication that reaches a large audience
What are the four main types of mass media?
TV, newspaper, magazines and radio
How does Mass Media impact politics ?
By reporting the news in a certain way. This can cause bias and spin which shapes the public opinion of what people think
favoring or supporting / attacking or being against
the manner in which information is presented
Media Echo Chamber
Beliefs, ideas and opinions are constantly being repeated
A story that is made up or not true
Term created by Kellyanne Conway that consits of presenting your own interpretation of facts or events.
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