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Unit 2: Media
Terms in this set (11)
Equal Time Rule
an FCC rule that if a broadcaster sells time to one candidate, it must sell equal time to other candidates.
an FCC requirement that broadcasters who air programs on controversial issues provide time for opposing views
an independent United States government agency. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.
Freedom of Information Act
citizens have the right to inspect all government records except those containing military, intelligence, or trade secrets or revealing private personnel actions
This term applies to newspaper reporters and other writers who pointed out the social problems of the era of big business. The term was first given to them by Theodore Roosevelt.
Right of reply rule
If a person is attacked on a broadcast, other than in a regular news program, that person has the right to reply over that same station.
Telecommunications Act of 1996
Deregulated large portions of the media marketplace, especially radio
sensational news stories
draws public attention to issues and away from issues; affects the issues the public believes are important.
prohibiting something from being published. The First Amendment was been interpreted to mean that no government- federal or state can place prior restraint on the press before stories are published.
one who tries to influence journalists with interpretations of events that are favorable to a particular candidate.
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