Media - The Media Chapter 13 In this chapter you will learn...

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The Media Chapter 13
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the sources of our news the historical development of the ownership of the American media and its implications for the political news we get the role of journalists themselves: who they are and what they believe the link between the media and politics In this chapter you will learn about…
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Where do we get our news? Newspapers and magazines Readership is on the decline Fewer newspapers than in many industrialized countries Only 7% of people read a national paper, but 44% read local papers Radio Made news more up-to-the minute and personal
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Where do we get our news?, cont’d. Television Dramatically changed the way people received their news Has increased the importance of image 51% of Americans watch local news; 39% watch cable news; 36% watch network news
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Where do we get our news?, cont’d. The Internet Revolutionizing the way we get our news 20% report getting their political news from the Internet; this percentage is rising Blogs More interactive than other media
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The early American press Extremely partisan Lacked independence because they were dependent on parties for funding Jacksonian revolution led to appeals to mass audiences rather than elites
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