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Term:Attack JournalismDefinition:A type of increased increasinglypopular media coverage focused onpolitical scandals and controversies,which causes a negative opinion ofpolitical figuresTerm:Broadcast MediaDefinition:Communications technologies such astelevision and radio that transmitinformation over airwavesTerm:By-product theoryDefinition:The idea that many Americans acquirepolitical information unintentionallyrather than by seeking it outTerm:ConsiderationsDefinition:The many pieces of information aperson uses to form an opinion
Term:DemographyDefinition:The study of statistics such as births,deaths, income, or the incidence ofdisease, which illustrate the changingstructure of human populationsTerm:Equal time provisionDefinition:An FCC regulation requiringbroadcast media to provide equalairtime on non-news programming toall candidates running for an officeTerm:Exit PollDefinition:A poll of people leaving a pollingplace, asking who they votedTerm:Fairness DoctrineDefinition:An FCC regulation requiringbroadcast media to represent severalpoints of view to ensure balancedcoverage. It was created in the late1940s and eliminated in 1978
Term:FCCDefinition:A government agency created in 1936to regulate American radio stationsand later expanded to regulatetelevision, wireless communicationtechnologies, and other broadcastmediaTerm:FilteringDefinition:The influence on public opinion thatresults from journalists' and editors'decisions about which of manypotential news stories to reportTerm:FramingDefinition:The influence on public opinioncaused by the way a story is coveredor presented, including the details,