Media Lecture

Media Lecture - (muckraking) Right of access: primary...

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Patterson: "Out of Order" - cynical public --> no trust in gov't - most candidates don't lie about policies they wish to pursue Sabato: Feeding Frenzy - compares press to sharks during feeding season Journalists say that the candidates make them more aggresive Media has reduced access to elected officials because of hostilites Graber: Major functions of Mass Media: 1. surveillance 2. interpretation 3. socialization 4. manipulation
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Unformatted text preview: (muckraking) Right of access: primary context for media "special rights" 3 Ways in which the Media Generates Political Action: 1. can promote publc reaction which demands political expression 2. prompt political elites 3. collaborate w/ politcal officials in order to generate action...
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course PO 101 taught by Professor Bird during the Spring '08 term at BU.

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