Ginsberg Chapter 6

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Ginsberg Chapter 6 The Media Democracy depends on ideas being exchanged freely, thus the Constitution mandates freedom  of the press. The media Keeps us informed about the government Is a forum for opposing views Uncovers government wrongdoing Primary media sources: broadcast, print, the internet TV-60% Internet-46% Newspapers-24% Radio-10% Other-10% (see chart on p. 170) Television viewers to issues News Shows: More in depth but usually biased toward a party. Even the cable news  shows do not give deep coverage Local TV news shows often get their news from the national newspapers or from syndicated  national TV networks) Radio Hourly news: Series of headlines-light coverage- usually biased Talk Shows: Almost always biased toward a party or political ideology (Get their news from the national newspapers and news services) Newspapers National: The national papers (Washington Post, New York Times) set the news agenda  Regional: Focus on some national news and also topics specific to a region May be  biased (Austin American Statesman, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) Internet 1
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Best source for instant news because people post, and issues or events may get  immediate attention Blogs are always biased according to who is the producer No standards for the accuracy of news (Sometimes get their news from the national newspapers, but is beginning to be a source of  news) Government Regulation of Broadcast Media The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was created in 1934 to regulate the  airwaves. It was designed to fulfill several functions o Prevent monopolies of control over broadcast market o limits the # of stations owned by one company to 35% of the local market
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