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Chapter 6: The Media Political Science 1301
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A Brief History of Media Importance of Newspapers from Beginning Evolution of Newspapers Became Widely Accessible in Early 1800s Yellow Journalism Drama to Increase Readership Muckrakers Investigative Journalism to Uncover Corruption Eg. Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle”
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Technological Advances Obvious Technological Advances TV, Radio, Internet Significant Implications for Politics Greatly Enhanced Ability of Politicians to “Go Public” FDR’s Fireside Chats Presidential TV Addresses Internet Allows For Real Time Updates Able to Target Specific Audiences Able to Select Source of News We Prefer
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Where Americans Get Their News
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News Consumption & Demographics
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Deregulation of Media Concentration of ownership Clear Channel Communication Cross-Ownership Corporate ownership of newspapers, radio and TV Many Concerned About These Trends Local content? Potential Filtering of Information?
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