SS.7.C.2.10 VOCAB

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freedom of the press
the right of the press to write and print news and information free from government involvement; guaranteed in the First Amendment
lobbying
participating in activities in order to influence government officials
lobbyist
a person who participates in activities in order to influence government officials
media
plural form of the word "medium," refers to various means of communication. For example, television, radio, newspapers and the Internet (web) are different types of media. The term can also be used to describe news organizations as a whole group.
political action committee
an independent political organization that promotes the cause of a particular interest group, usually through raising money and campaigning to elect candidates who support the group's views
watchdog
a person or group who acts as a protector or guardian
interest group
a group of people who are concerned with a particular issue and who try to influence legislators to act in their favor, also known as a special interest group
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