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All means of communication with the general public, including television, newspapers, magazines, radio, books, recordings motion pictures, and the Internet
Deciding what events, topics, presentations, and issues will be given coverage in the news.
Deciding what will be decided defining the problems and issues to be addressed by decision makers.
The learning of a culture and its values
News featured in talk shows, late-night comedy, and TV news magazines--reaches more people than regular news broadcasts.
Journalistic exposes of corruption, wrongdoing, or mismanagement in government, business, and other institutions of society
Intense media coverage of a scandal or event that blocks out most other news.
Public awareness of a candidate-- whether they even know his or her name
Staged activities designed to attract media attention.
Media coverage of electoral campaigns that concentrates on who is ahead and who is behind and neglects the issues at stake
Concise and catchy phrase that attracts media coverage
Government actions to restrict publication of a magazine, newspaper, or books on grounds of libel, obscenity, or other legal violations prior to actual publication of the work
Writings that are false and malicious and intended to damage an individual
Oral statements that are false and malicious and intended to damage an individual
Court guideline that false and malicious statements regarding public officials are protected by the first Amendment unless it can be proven they were known to be false at the time they were made or were made with "reckless disregard" for their truth or falsehood.
Situation in which individuals are subjected to so many communications that they cannot make sense of them
Mentally screening out information or opinions with which one disagrees
Generalized feelings of distrust, cynicism, and powerlessness stemming from telvision's emphasis on the negative aspects of American life.
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