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CHAPTER 10 The Media IMPORTANT TERMS *adversarial press The suspicious attitude of the national press toward public officials. attack journalism The current era of media coverage that seizes upon any bit of information or rumor that might call into question the qualifications or character of a public official. *background story (news) A tactic by government officials to win journalistic friends. The official discusses current policy on condition that the source of the information not be identified by name.
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confidentiality Reporters’ keeping sources of their stories secret. Most states and the federal government allow courts to decide whether the need of a journalist to protect sources outweighs the interests of the government in gathering evidence in a criminal investigation. *equal time rule An FCC regulation requiring that if a station sells time to one candidate seeking an office, it must sell time to the opposing candidate as well. *fairness doctrine
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course GOVT 32 taught by Professor Lind during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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