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Government Notes - CHAPTER SIX Government regulation of...

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CHAPTER SIX Government regulation of media: Radio stations “jammed” each other. FCC- Federal Communications Commission- independent federal agency to regulate interstate and international communications by mass media. Regulation of Content. Licensing of stations/bandwidth Equal Opportunities Rule- must make equal time available to competing candidates. Equal Access Rule- must make facilities available for the expression of other responsible points of view. Both of these rules were struck down in 2000 …-still desirable MEDIA FUNCTIONS FOR THE POLITICAL SYSTEM 1. Reporting the news -information being packaged and fed to the media -Background sources 2. Interpreting the news 3. Influencing citizen opinions 4. Setting the agenda for government actions. 5. Socializing citizens about politics. REPORTING AND FOLLOWING THE NEWS Covering National Politics Entities “feed” the media stories C-Span and other coverage Presenting the News Gatekeepers- media execs, editors, and prominent reporters who direct the flow of news.
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '08 term at Kennesaw.

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Government Notes - CHAPTER SIX Government regulation of...

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