AP Government--Media - Term Definition Attack Journalism A...

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Term: Attack Journalism Definition: A type of increased increasingly popular media coverage focused on political scandals and controversies, which causes a negative opinion of political figures Term: Broadcast Media Definition: Communications technologies such as television and radio that transmit information over airwaves Term: By-product theory Definition: The idea that many Americans acquire political information unintentionally rather than by seeking it out Term: Considerations Definition: The many pieces of information a person uses to form an opinion
Term: Demography Definition: The study of statistics such as births, deaths, income, or the incidence of disease, which illustrate the changing structure of human populations Term: Equal time provision Definition: An FCC regulation requiring broadcast media to provide equal airtime on non-news programming to all candidates running for an office Term: Exit Poll Definition: A poll of people leaving a polling place, asking who they voted Term: Fairness Doctrine Definition: An FCC regulation requiring broadcast media to represent several points of view to ensure balanced coverage. It was created in the late 1940s and eliminated in 1978
Term: FCC Definition: A government agency created in 1936 to regulate American radio stations and later expanded to regulate television, wireless communication technologies, and other broadcast media Term: Filtering Definition: The influence on public opinion that results from journalists' and editors' decisions about which of many potential news stories to report Term: Framing Definition: The influence on public opinion caused by the way a story is covered or presented, including the details,

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