UNIT 9 NOTES

UNIT 9 NOTES - Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens...

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1 Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens Unit 9: The Early Republic Early Public Opinion ± The aggregate of opinions that suggest a potential for action by individuals. ± Early citizens aware of it in informal ways ± They know: ± Power is there ± That communication harnesses that power ± Formal social-scientific notions come later Early Assault on Liberties ± First sign that public opinion matters ± Brainy idea of Federalist John Adams ± Imperious, pompous elitist who wanted to be king ± Big fan of Great Britain ± Like kings, very uncomfortable with democratization of knowledge ± Among the three worst presidents ± His biggest problem was the Bill of Rights ± Federalists are souring U.S.-France relations ± They love Britain, hate France ± They hate that France helped U.S. in the revolution ± Jeffersonians (Republicans) love France ± France is mistreating our diplomats in response ± Federalists look to silence opposition ±
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