Chapter 8: The Mass Media and Politics (Types of Media (Mass Media (All…
Chapter 8: The Mass Media and Politics
Types of Media
All the means used to transmit information to masses of people.
Media consisting of newspapers, magazines, and books.
Consist of television, radio, movies, video and audio recordings, and the Internet.
Websites and computer applications that allow users to share content and participate in virtual social networks.
Organizations and journalists that cover the news.
Accounts of timely and specific events.
The print and electronic media that are partially or wholly devoted to collecting and reporting news in the United States.
Concept of Free Press
A forum where information on matters important to civic life can be freely accessed and exchanged.
The belief that incorrect information is true.
Stories presented as real news articles that are intentionally and verifiably false.
The process of selecting the issues or problems that government will pay attention to.
Emphasizing certain aspects of a story to make them more important.
The prohibition or censoring of a news story prior to publication or broadcast.
The revealing of information that officials want kept secret.
Stories that focus on factual information about important decisions or events.
Stories characterized by opinion, human interest, and often entertainment value.
The tendency to present an unbalanced perspective so that information is conveyed in a way that consistently favors one set of interests over another.
The tendency to favor a political party or ideological point of view.
An approach to journalism that places emphasis on reporting facts rather than on analysis or a partisan point of view.
The idea that mainstream media are biased toward corporate and conservative interests because most mainstream media are corporately owned.
Giving prominence in media stories to who is gaining or losing on an issue.
A person or institution that controls access to something.