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Unformatted text preview: Policy Preference: publics preferred policy based on public opinion on the issue Media 1. Roles a. Watchdog of the government b. Clarify electoral choices c. Provide policy information d. Political link for citizens to communicate with government and visa versa 2. Characteristics a. Structure of ownership 1 i. Privately owned profit motivation ii. Concentrated ownership: very few companies that own media outlets 3. Types a. Print media: newspapers, magazines, articles b. Radio c. Television i. Visual representation d. Internet 4. Critiques a. Criticisms of the structure i. Profit motivation: obstacle; maximum audience ii. Deters coverage of controversial topics iii. Lean towards entertainment iv. Deters in-depth coverage b. Concentrated ownership i. Limited perspectives ii. No competition 2...
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