American Fed. Gov. week 11-12
American Fed. Gov. week 11-12 P SC 1113
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American Federal Government Lectures 4/12 & 4/18, lab, materials Roles of the Media- Should provide unbiased facts, equal info from both parties Things to keep in mind: The media are for profit businesses and operate as such: they want to make money Consequences: they want to interest or entertain viewers to maximize profits. Real reporting is time consuming and expensive. Local news uses sensationalism to attract viewers. Conflict of interests, for ex. MSNBC might run a story on the dangers of nuclear plants, but GE, the company who owns it, wouldn't let the story run because they use nuclear plants. Previously, many companies owned the media, now it's very few huge companies dominating coverage. The smaller the number, the less competition, and less creativity and variety The Internet is similar: we spent 40% of our time on just 10 websites. “Gotcha journalism”: if the candidate makes a mistake or says something wrong, it's news for days The definitions of Reporter (relays facts) and commentator (offers opinion) are becoming the same Gerrymandering- redistricting or setting districts in such a way that shifts the population of voters to the advantage of political parties. party convention- delegates gather every four years to decide collectively which candidate from their party should appear on the ballot for the presidential election Political dealignment- former supporters of a political party may not vote for a candidate just out of loyalty to their party. Realignment- former supports of a party vote in mass numbers for the opposing party for a long period of time Party-in-government- actual politicians in office Party-as-organization- supporters of candidates and elections Party-in-the-electorate- voters who identify with a party and have sense of loyalty to their party. direct primary- candidates are selected for nomination by the people for the primary, rather than by caucusing leaders
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