The News Media

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The News Media Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:04 PM Role of the News Media The news media are the organizations that: o Gather, package, and transmit news Primary "watchdog" of democracy Profit motive - its an industry But also (supposedly) suppliers of vital civic information o Competition to increase audiences for their news Increasing number of media outlets o How might this affect coverage - want the most interesting news What should the role of the new media be? Crossfire - Politicians have love/hate relationship with media o How does this affect press relations? -- "Got Ya" Journalism, o Access journalism Behavior "Horse Race" - who's ahead, who's winning, who's going to win o What get emphasized o Debates Expectations The History of the News Business Newspaper publication was a side business o Private business enterprises uncontrolled by government Parties emerged and launched newspaper o Objective reporting?
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