University of South Carolina POLI 362 - Politics and the Mass Media - Spring 2010 FINAL EXAM – Study Questions 1. Write an essay in which you discuss and analyze the relationship between democratic theory and the role of media in ancient (Greek-Roman), early American, and modern (democratic) systems. In your essay you should discuss the impact of technology on participation in an open, democratic system. 2. Write an essay in which you describe the relationship between the various segments of population in terms of their efficacy and their use of the media. In your essay include an analysis of how the media affect changes in the three levels of political beliefs that characterize the American public. 3. Write an essay in which you analyze how campaign media messages are created and how specific groups are targeted and how they are influenced through the media. Be detailed and specific. 4.
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