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bisase and report any media to make the other party look bad 2. When journalists practice watchdog journalism, how are they making themselves adversaries (or opponents) of the government? Becaue they look for misconduct and will report it 3. How has the media advanced equality over order in the U.S.? 4. Circle, highlight, or check which of the following serves to expand our substantive knowledge about institutions and elected officials? Page 20 of 50
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Study Guide Survey of United States Government and Constitution infotainment horse-race journalism market-driven journalism watchdog journalism 4. Why does the media tend to rely on infotainment, soft news, and horse-race journalism? Circle, highlight, or check the correct answer. The First Amendment provides for freedom of the press, giving the media latitude to operate without strict government regulations. Competition between print, broadcast, and online media has made it harder to retain audiences and increase revenue. Many Americans still rely on TV to get their news, so the media tries to use visual, eye-catching, easy-to-understand mediums. All of the above Supplemental Resource: The Media video For a closer look at how the media influences politics watch “ The Media .” This video was created by one of the course mentors. The transcript for this video can be accessed here: The Media Transcript . For additional practice, you can also complete The Media Knowledge Check to assess your learning. For additional information, please attend one of our live cohort sessions. If you feel you still need assistance, please contact the course mentor. __________________________________________________________________________________ Chapter 7: Participation and Voting __________________________________________________________________________________ Section 7.1 Democracy and Political Participation Mentor Note: When it comes to political participation, most Americans usually think of the act of voting in elections. It is important to note, however, that there is more to participation than simply voting. In general, there are two basic forms of political participation: conventional and unconventional. Answer the following questions: 1. Explain the difference between conventional and unconventional participation. Conventional participation is something the genreal public sees as typical participation. i.e. voting. Unconvetnioal Page 21 of 50
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Study Guide Survey of United States Government and Constitution 2. Which of these two forms of particpation would be considered less risky for participants to engage in? conventional Section 7.2 Unconventional Participation Mentor Note: The civil rights movement used direct action—assembling crowds to confront business and local government—to insist on equal treatment for black Americans. This kind of political activity eventually resulted in the United States Congress passing civil rights laws to prevent discrimination. Obviously, direct action has not been confined to just the civil rights movement. Citizens in general may engage in direct action for any political cause. Though unconventional participation can be very effective, most Americans disapprove of this kind of participation because it interferes with daily living.
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