Chapter 11: Mass Media - Term Definition News Information...

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Term:NewsDefinition:Information about events that arerecent, unusual, and important.Term:Mass MediaDefinition:means of broadly distributing info orentertainment including newspapers,magazines, television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and the internet.Term:News MediaDefinition:the means of transmitting news tobroad populations, includingtelevision, radio, newspapers,magazines, and the internet.Term:Yellow JournalismDefinition:news coverage that emphasizes sex,crime, and scandal over substantivepublic policyTerm:muckrakersDefinition:journalists who expose misconduct ingovernment and business
Term:networkDefinition:a broadcast organization thatsimultaneously supplies radio ortelevision programs to stations indifferent cities.Term:First amendment in mediaDefinition:congress included freedom of press inthe 1st amendment in 1792.Term:Sedition Act in mediaDefinition:congress undercut the press bypassing the sedition act which forbadefalse, scandalous, and maliciouswriting against the government. theact expired in 1801 but its short lifesignaled that politics and the mediawould have a turbulent relationshipTerm:Post civil war eraDefinition:after the civil war daily newspapercirculation grew rapidly rising from2.6 million in 1870 to 15.1 million in1900. Publishers Joseph Pulitzer andWilliam randolph Hearst promotedthis growth. Newspapers became a bigbusiness after this.

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