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Media Coverage, Lobbying and Interest groups.
Government and Politics
Gina Woodall
Class Notes
Government, political science




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Date Created: 10/01/16
POS110 Week 7 The News and Social Media Mass Media consists of:  Newspaper  TV  Radio  Internet   Social Media  People like news because its instant  Obama used media a lot  Media: informs, interpret, and investigate.  Woodward and Bernstein reported on the Watergate scandal  Watergate is an example of what media can do.  New York Times v. Sullivan protected the news from being sued for liability or slander.  Actual Malice: Unless the intent is malicious its constitutionally protected.   FCC: monitors media ownership & what can’t be seen.   During the colonial Era it was illegal to criticize the government.  Common Sense and the Federalist Papers persuaded people to break from Britain.  The media reports on the negative because it is entertaining and it sells.  The people does not approve of muckraking however.  Visuals changed political events  Nixon V. JFK: Nixon won radio, JFK won on tv. Mass Media in the 21  Century  Less and less people are looking at newspapers  Radio is still pretty strong  Infotainment: Soft news like what people wear or how their personal life is doing.  Blogs are picking up popularity, large networks are seeing that and working with them.  Blogs are not fact checked or held accountable.  Spanish speaking media is growing.  Most bilingual Latinos consume media in English and Spanish. Media Effects  Three types of Models;  Propaganda Model: The idea that the media is run by the government.  Minimal Effects Model: People search for media that agrees with their opinions.  (Selective Exposure)   People interoperate things differently. (Selective perception)  Not­so­minimal Effects Model: Agenda setting: The news is whatever is on the front of  all the papers.  Priming: Papers build up to a connection.  Framing: Papers spin the same information in two or more different directions.  PBS is only hard news.  Younger people are online more than older people.  20­30% of people don’t have internet connection at all.  There’s been a decline in investigative reporting because you lose your sources.  Grassroots Movement: Things like Black Lives Matter movement. Interest Groups/Lobbying  Examples of interest groups: NRA, Pharmaceuticals, Tea Party.  Any group has the right to assemble & petition.  Trade & professional associations: Individuals that share the same job.  Unions are great because they look out for you but bad because you have to pay dues.  Cooperation’s count as people too.  NEA: Teachers union, largest union in 2014  AIPAC: Pro­Israel Foreign policy group.  GNO: Nongovernment organizations.  Insider strategy: Lobbyists go directly to the elected official.  Outside Strategy: Lobbyists pressure constituents to pressure elected officials. 


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