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POLI 201 - Class Notes - Week 14

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POLI 201 - Class Notes - Week 14

School: University of South Carolina - Columbia
Department: Science
Course: American National Government
Professor: David Darmofal
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: political science
Name: POLI201 Chapter 14 Notes
Description: These notes discuss how the media affects the political system and includes types of media, government regulations, journalists, and conflict.
Uploaded: 12/04/2016
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background image Chapter 14 Important Term Definition/Main Idea Political Representation Medium The Media  Plays an important institutional role in the political system
 Helps the political system maintain a democratic role
 Diversity of Media
o 1,400 daily newspapers
o 1,500 television stations
o Hundreds of weekly magazines
o Numerous websites
Types of Media Print  Newspapers + Magazines = oldest forms of printed political communication
 Greater context, depth, and analysis
 Other forms of media threaten the viability of print media
Broadcast  Television o Networks: CBS, NBC, ABC
o Cable Networks: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC
 Radio Talk Radio = powerful medium for American  conservatives o Liberal  Radio = less successful Internet  Powerful new medium that disseminates a wide variety of political news
Politicians  utilize social network sites to communicate with voters Government Regulations Broadcast News Media  Broadcast networks are neither owned nor controlled by the government
 Government can regulate content and ownership of broadcast media
 Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
o Licenses broadcasters
Regulates obscenity, profanity, and indecency
Equal  Time  Rule:  candidates  for  the  same  office  must  have  an  equal 
opportunity to communicate their messages Right of Rebuttal: individuals can respond to personal attacks
Fairness Doctrine: equal time must be provided for opposing views on issues

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Department: Science
Course: American National Government
Professor: David Darmofal
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: political science
Name: POLI201 Chapter 14 Notes
Description: These notes discuss how the media affects the political system and includes types of media, government regulations, journalists, and conflict.
Uploaded: 12/04/2016
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