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American Government Lecture 17 - The Media/Political Parties
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Announcements Exam this Thursday, April 8 Email me with questions Extra Credit Experiment Participation Register on: http://rutgers-econ.sona-systems.com Political Psychology Elections Experiment 3 points on next exam
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Forms of Media Print Newspapers/Magazines Protected under first amendment Not-print Broadcast Radio/Television Cable/Satellite Television Movies Internet
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Advent of Radio - 1920’s Radio broadcasts begin in 1920’s Anyone who buys a transmitter can do it Anyone who buys a receiver can tune in • No literacy needed A total mess on the airwaves Private broadcasters overlap their signals Regulation is needed Government steps in Declares airwaves a “public commodity” Licenses frequencies via FCC Not Free Speech • since licensed by government and unblockable
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Television TV broadcasts begin in 1946 Become popular in the 1950’s Also regulated by FCC During 1980’s Cable becomes available Not regulated by FCC because access is restricted to subscribers No content restrictions Joined by Satellite in 1990’s
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Government Regulation of Broadcast Media Five Major Regulations Two Restrictions Ownership Restrictions Content Restrictions Three Rules Equal Time Rule Right of Rebuttal Fairness Doctrine
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Two Restrictions of Broadcast Media Ownership Limits on Foreign Ownership Limits on Market Share Both were relaxed during 1980’s and 1990’s Rupert Murdoch buys Fox Large corporate media outlets form Content Obscene Content • Ban on Sexual content during daytime • “7 Dirty Words” To protect children from unblockable messages
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Three Rules on Broadcast Media Equal Time Rule Broadcasters must provide candidates equal opportunity to communicate to public Right of Rebuttal Broadcasters must provide individuals with the opportunity to respond to personal attacks Fairness Doctrine
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