24 February 2010 Lecture

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24 February 2010 Lecture (Opening Exercise: definitions: Priming: media content changes the standards that people use to make evaluation) Media Content Changes the Standards Media as Gatekeeper Real events; politicians; consumer interest editors; journalists; owners; advertisers the consumers Today the media is limited in the ability to keep certain ideas in/out of the gate More holes in the gate than there used to be…because there used to be only limited number of networks to form the gate; structure what we see Functions of the Press in the US Democracy 1. Inform press inform publics, policy makers 2. Set the agenda 3. Scrutinize (Watchdog role) 4. Represent (Marketplace of ideas) 5. Mobilize press helps to mobilize people, get them to the poles, mobilizing Does the media live up to the ideal? Media plays critical role in government although not an official place
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2011 for the course COMM 125 taught by Professor Chompsky during the Spring '08 term at UPenn.

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