Role of News and Media in Politics

Role of News and Media in Politics - Development of the...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Development of the News Business The news media are the organizations that gather, package, and transmit the news through some proprietary communications technology. Proprietary – own the rights to their specific channel of broadcast (newspaper, magazine, tv) The news media in the U.S. developed primarily as private business enterprises uncontrolled by government. A Short History of the Media in the U.S. Newspapers Political Party Sponsorship The Penny Press and Advertising The Golden Age of Newspapers (1883-1925) Radio (1925) Television (late 1940's) Cable Television 24 hour news outlets (CNN) The Internet Has the Internet changed news delivery in the U.S.? Possibility of Third Party Influence Bloggers/Podcasting 2004 Presidential Election News as a Consumer Product Virtually unlimited news programming has not yielded a better-informed citizenry. Modern news media offer consumers a wide variety of content and form given the competition for viewers and readers. Content
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Cann during the Spring '08 term at UGA.

Page1 / 3

Role of News and Media in Politics - Development of the...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online