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TEST REVIEW #2 - 1. Mass media Means of communication that...

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1. Mass media Means of communication that are technologically capable of reaching most people and economically affordable to most. EX: Newspaper, radio 2. New media Cable and satellite TV, fax, e-mail, and the internet – the media that have grown out of the technological advances of the past few decades. Began in the 1970’s decentralized the ownership and control of media. 3. Political parties Groups of like-minded people who band together in an attempt to take control of government. Parties represent the primary connection between ordinary citizens and the public officials they elect. 4. Muckraking Authors of articles aimed at exposing political corruption and the predatory practices of large business corporations. EX: Lincoln Steffens, Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker. 5. Yellow journalism 1890’s and 1900’s era of “yellow Journalism”, many newspapers eagerly exploited scandals and any story involving sex or violence. 6. Primary The Primary elections are run by state and local governments. A state primary election usually determines how many delegates to each party's national convention each candidate for president will receive from that state. 7. Caucus Caucuses are private events run by the political parties. A meeting of members of a political party or subgroup to coordinate members' actions, choose group policy, or nominate candidates for various offices. Choose delegates to a state or national convention. 8. Direct primary A method of choosing party candidates by popular vote of all self identified party members. This method of nominating candidates is virtually unknown outside the US 9. Mandate The authority granted by an electorate to act as its representative 10. Electorate
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The group of people entitled to vote in an election 11. Apportionment Process of allocating political power among a set of principles (or defined constituencies). 12.
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course PSCI 1050 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '07 term at North Texas.

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TEST REVIEW #2 - 1. Mass media Means of communication that...

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