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Political Stories and Media Messages
Media, Self and Society
Mary M. Glick
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journalism, Media, self, Society
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jordan Hanna on Monday February 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Jour 218-70 at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo taught by Mary M. Glick in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 58 views. For similar materials see Media, Self and Society in Journalism and Mass Communications at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.

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Date Created: 02/08/16
nd rd Week 5 - February 2 & 3 ▯ Political Stories and Media Messages – February 2 nd o Media Narratives and Democracy  Presidential Election Narratives  Iowa Caucus  Each candidate embodies one type of narrative or another  Donald Trump: extreme views  satirist  Bernie Sanders: lone ranger, wants to rebuild from the ground up  melodrama o Mass Media’s Political Influence  Media as Corporations  Issues they are going to cover and not going to cover, based on their own best interest  Look at content that is either not relevant or negative for their benefit  The way media has a force on politics  News Media Political Bias  Journalist tend to be moderate in order to:  Appeal to a larger audience  Objective news standard o Advertising and Politics  Political Advertising  Something we take for granted  Why is it problematic that politicians have to buy ad space?  Candidates that have more money will be able to get their message across better  Its hard to make a coherent argument about your topic in a quick 30 second ad o Culture and Politics: how does mediated culture relate to politics is how politicians stand out from media content  Political Positions on the Media  Extremely powerful vs. waste of our time (fluff)  Contaminating force  Poisoning our minds with sex, violence, bad values  Negative influence  Trivializing  Everything that comes through the TV is entertainment, including politics  Controlling  Alert, direct force that is controlling what viewers see  Traditional News Media vs. Other Forms o Citizenship and the Media  Eras of Citizenship  Deferential (1700’s – 1820’s)  Defer to a more knowledgeable source/elites  White males  Partisan (1820’s – 1920’s)  People are becoming more involved in politics by aligning yourself with a particular party  Informed (1880’s – when he was writing this)  Rather than aligning with a party, I actually need to become informed on them  Individualism  Rights-Bearing (last 50 years or so)  How well are these parties protecting my civil rights  Trying to not be biased  Dialogue and deliberation  Minority rights  Future generations  Information gathering and participation  New Partisan (authors)  Different people have different experiences from media content  We can be selective  We customize what we want to see  Very biased  Harder for us to monitor the media landscape


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