10-5 - The Media A. Trusted? B. Influential? C....

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The Media A. Trusted? B. Influential? C. Unrestricted? D. Biased? A. Trusted? 1. Trust has gone down significantly in the last 30 years 2. B. Do they have Impact? 1. Are Americans still watching/listening? 1.i. Newspaper readership down 1.ii. Newspapers revenue down 1.iii. Network news viewership down 2. Yes, but different from past 2.i. Variety of outlets (cable, talk radio, online) 2.ii. Multiple sources (92%) 2.iii. Average time with news: 70 minutes 3. Impact in process 3.i. Impact in process - Front loading of campaigns - Exaggerating importance of NH and Iowa - Lack of meaningful conventions 4. Impact on selection of candidates 5. Impact on outcomes – debates 5.i. 1960: Kennedy vs. Nixon - Radio audience thought Nixon was going to win - Kennedy won because of the TV 5.ii. Nixon later said “Debates can affect the result, but only by two or three points” C. Unrestricted? 1. Freedom of press 1.i. 1 st amendment of Constitution 1.ii. Expanded by legal doctrine 2. Minimal Liability 2.i.
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGINEERIN 131 taught by Professor Cytron during the Spring '11 term at Washington University in St. Louis.

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10-5 - The Media A. Trusted? B. Influential? C....

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