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Arts and Humanities
Gov 103, ch. 14
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How does the media set the agenda for politicians?
the media supplies vital civic information,
What is the overall relationship between media and politics? Are they separate entities?
What were the economies of early newspapers? How have they changed throughout history? What did the emergence of radio and television do to news media? What about internet and modern technology?
it was very expensive to publish newspapers in the past, high unit costs characterized journalism in the U.S. until the mid-nineteenth century, most important was the pamphlet ex. Thomas Paines common sense.
newspapers moved to party politics with emergence of Federalists...1920 Westinghouse launched the nation's first commercial radio station...go to newspapers for "whole story" 2008 internet played a role in the presidential election
How did muckraking change the role of the news in exposing problems in ordinary life?
its active investigative reporting to uncover political or corporate malfeasance in contrast to partisan exposés, formalization of the neutrality of the press and growing professionalization, civic educators
Is the news a form of entertainment? How does the media sensationalize the news to guarantee consumption? Is the media an "infotainment" industry?
Where do most people get their news?
What is meant by the "news media being the fourth branch of government?"
free press in the First Amendment...constructs wall between the government and the press
How has the Supreme Court ruled on cases regarding prior restraint, slander, and libel? What is the relationship between the courts and the media?
How do news sources use "selective coverage" to gain support from their constituents?
What is the military's media strategy? How has it changed after the Iraq War?
What benefits do politicians get from influencing the media coverage?
they get sympathetic access to voters and the news gets a good story
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