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PS_12_Winter_2011_Slides_for_Lecture_24 - During the 1990s,...

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Unformatted text preview: During the 1990s, the rates of violent crimes decreased in most U.S. cities. During the 1990s, television news broadcast more video footage of police pursuits and crime scenes, in part because of the availability of better portable video equipment. Public opinion research showed that as a result, much of the public mistakenly believed that crime was increasing, when all that was increasing was the number of stories about crime. PS 12 Factoid Question: How is public opinion influenced by news media? LECTURE 25 OUTLINE I. The Place of News Media in Democracy II. Effects of News Media on Public Opinion a. Direct effects b. Selective exposure & acceptance c. Agenda setting d. Framing Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course POLI SCI 12 taught by Professor Feezell during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.

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PS_12_Winter_2011_Slides_for_Lecture_24 - During the 1990s,...

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