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Unformatted text preview: Learning Objectives After this lecture, you will be able to 1. Describe the role of linkage institutions in a democratic republic. 2. Distinguish between the Police Patrol (PP) and the Burglar Alarms (BA) standards. 3. Describe some of the advantages and disadvantages of the PP and BA standards. 4. Describe the Mirror model. 5. Describe the Public journalism model. 6. Describe the Marketplace of ideas model. 7. Describe the Watchdog model. 8. Describe the Profit-seeker model. 9. Describe the Propagandist model 10. Describe the Organizational model Lecture 1 Theoretical perspectives on the news media 1. Defining The Media A. Important distinctions 1. News v Commentary 2. Linkage institutions in a democratic republic: A. Role 1. Convey preferences of constituents to representatives 2. Convey policy preferences/actions of representatives to constituents B. Traditional linkage institutions 1. Political parties, interest groups, associations 3. Mass media increased linkage role A. Representatives communicate via mass media 1. Successful representatives must communicate effectively via mass media 1 B. Elections.B....
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