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Unformatted text preview: Jessie Chen 3 rd period AP Gov 2/13/08 Ch. 12 Outline p.303-end Are the National Media Biased? 3 Qs: political attitude. Affect of attitude. Citizens belief. Yes, yes, probably Views of members of national media: greatly liberal since 1980s. 91% media in 1992 were Dems. Only 43% of public Dems in 1992. media more secular too. Public knows media is liberal. Fox conser: Limbaugh and Oreilly. Talk radio grown rapidly conserv. Radio station owners put conserve. On airs, based on ratings. Liberal talk shows dropped w/ low ratings. Conserve. Common= more self-defined conserv. Ppl. Conserv. Dont think their views on media is right. And liberal stations more diverse so hard to centralize. Does belies of national media effect how they report their news: press should be neutral except radio talk shows. Newspaper is neutral. In Euro newspaper are partisan. Tone of politicians in the stories. Routine stories: cover stories major political events covered by main reporters w/ simple matters. Major bill pass, SC ruling Feature stories: a reporter has to seek out. Not routinely published. i.e.- member of Congress w/ unusual invest. Insider stories: secret stories. Some gov. insider leaked the story. May be influenced by reporters of whats covered. Routine stories may reflect influence of editor. Feature & insider have views of journalists and reporters. Early newspaper in US = no routine story. All opinion....
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