No it doesnt enhance the publics knowledge of political issues Watchdog

No it doesnt enhance the publics knowledge of

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No, it doesn’t enhance the public’s knowledge of political issues. Watchdog journalism: journalism that scrutinizes public and business institutions and publicizes perceived misconduct. Each mistrust the other, and are locked in competition for popular favor while trying to get the record straight. 11
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Market-driven journalism: both reporting news and running commercials geared to a target audience defined by demographic characteristics. Participation, Parties, and Interest Groups: Difference between conventional and unconventional participation and examples. Conventional participation: relatively routine political behavior that uses institutional channels and is acceptable to the dominant culture. Considered less risky for participants to engage in. Examples: Voting. Writing letters to public officials. Carrying signs outside an abortion clinic. A group gathering at a statehouse or city hall to dramatize its position on an issue say, a tax increase. Attending political meetings. Persuading others how to vote. Running for office. Attending party meetings. Working on campaigns. Attending legislative hearings. Sending e-mails to Congress. Behaviors: Supportive behavior: action that expresses allegiance to country and government. Examples: Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Flying the American flag on holidays. Turning out to vote. Service as an election judge in a nonpartisan election. Organizing a holiday parade. Influencing behavior: behavior that seeks to modify or reverse government policy to serve political interests. Some forms seek particular benefits from government; other forms have broad policy objectives. Examples: Citizens pressuring their alderman to rebuild the curbs on their street or vote against an increase in school taxes, especially if they have no children. Contributing money to a candidate’s campaign. Unconventional participation: relatively uncommon political behavior that challenges or defies established institutions and dominant norms. Examples: Bloody Sunday’s march from Selma. Staging sit-down strikes in public buildings and chanting slogans outside of officials’ windows. Terrorism. Linking arms to prevent entrance. The Boston Tea Party. Direct action. Amendments that expanded voting: 15th, 19th, and 26th amendments. 15h Amendment: expanded suffrage by giving black Americans the right to vote. 12
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19th Amendment: gave women the right to vote. 26th Amendment: lowered the voting age to 18 . Socioeconomic Status Model (who is likely to vote?) Socioeconomic Status Model: a relationship between socioeconomic status and conventional political involvement: people with higher status and more education are more likely to participate than those with lower status.
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