ch.13_Notes - Dept. of defense embeded reporters with...

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Dept. of defense embeded reporters with troops in Iraq invasion to receive good press. Abu Ghribe was battle lost solely through the media. Media criticism is a method of accountability and adversarial media balances politicians. Television news is most used source. For most part TV covers fewer issues less in depth. Talk radio goes into greater depth. Infotainment combines real news with parody. Print media usually vreaks stories for broadcasts. Print media primary source of news for the educated. Moveon.org can raise money and help set agenda. Main stream media often picks up on stories by bloggers. Govt. regulates content and ownerhip of broadcast media. Print is free reign but DCC monitors TV and radio. Regulates obscenity indecency, and profanity from 6-10. Telecommunicatons act of ’96 made ownership more concentrated. Equal time rule- if 1 candidate can advertise, so can the other. If someone is attacked they have to be given right to respond. Courts usually forbid prior restraint (gov. telling newspapers not to run stories). Hard to prove libel (that the newspaper knew story was false). A small number of companies control most of the media. Nationalization of media makes people see
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