Study Guide for Chapter 11 Graber and Dunaway
1. What are the three general consequences of media-dominated politics
(particularly of our national elections)?
-the power of journalists to influence the selection of candidates
Graber & Dunaway Ch 2 Study Guide
1. What is the difference between ownership by the public, semipublic and private entities?
Public- free from commercial pressures
Semipublic- represents a mixture of public and private financing and programming an public
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Freedom of the Press
First Amendment is the Basis for the Press Freedom
Press has a privileged status
o Controlled Press/Media: regulated for public interest
Ex: broadcast because of airwaves
o Less Controlled Press: ex: newspapers, cable
HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE MASS MEDIA IN RELATION TO THE
Historical Development of Media as a Political Institution
News: Town Crier or tavern (1600s) was the newscast until newspapers
The Boston News-Letter (1704) is generally cons
New Media and Politics
Times have changed for Dr. Haynes:
o 1987: no one used laptops in class, bad first experience with a computer
o 1991: bought her first Mac
Something is invented and then there is an explosion
What is New Media?
Chapter 1 Graber Study Guide
How would one describe the political importance of the mass media?
Media often creates behavior models, suggests what ideas are acceptable and what is
unacceptable. They shape the views of political leaders and citizens abo