Government Lecture Nov. 8

Government Lecture Nov. 8 - November 8 2007 Lesson MediaDo...

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November 8, 2007 Lesson: Media…Do they control what we think about? Media focus 1: president not congress Media focus 2: hot button issues News stories usually based on: Time…breaking news Newsworthiness…scandals, violence, conflicts, disasters, drama Familiarity… public knowledge Priming: isolated events or events out of context Influencing our view on political agenda and politicians Conservatives: argue liberal media bias Liberals: argue media exists to preserve the wealthy Media: only mirror and report Prior to 1830’s: news print Focus: business, financial, and trade with no policies Political information from party pamphlets only 1833: The Penny Press New York Sun Paper: print papers cheap and sell them for 1 cent Focus: Local matters, scandals, and stories of interest Pulitzer and Hearst: create yellow journalism Used illustrations, cartoons, and headlines to sensationalize stories Response to yellow journalism: creation of New York Times Focus: Impartial journalism on any newsworthy story…business, economic, political
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