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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 10 The Media 1 st amendment guarantees freedom of the press Use has the most free press in the world Political Functions of the Media Watchdog of the govt. Conveyors of information to the public (infotainment) Political resources to be used by the govt. and politicians Provide a forum for political conversations Socialize children to the political structure Media Power Media has power to shape and change American politics Coverage has play important role in the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War Three Sources of Media Power: Agenda setting: the power to bring public attention to particular issues and problems Framing: power to influence how events and issues are interpreted Priming: occurs when issues in the media affect the standards used to evaluate a politician or political issue Press and Politics: A Historical View American Revolution Penny Press (1830s) (advertisements) Yellow Journalism (late 1800s) (sensationalism, sex, violence, corruption) Muckraking (early 1900s) (expose corruption) New Media Three Types of Media...
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