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Mass Media
FInal exam
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Political Studies
Undergraduate 4
12/14/2011

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Term

Graber


  4 main functions in the media

 

Definition

Surveillance 

Interpretation 

Socialization 

Manipulation

Term

Graber

‚óŹ      5 Models of news making

Definition

mirror model

professional model

organizational model

political model

civic journalist model

Term

Graber 

3 forces transforming news today

Definition

Technology

Globalization

Conglomeration of media forms

Term
Freedom House
Definition

a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization reports annually about press freedom throughout the world. Three crucial areas: legal environment, political environment, and economic environment.    

Term
Gag Orders
Definition
 judges have the right to prohibit the mass media from covering some or all of a court case before and during a trial, even when the public is allowed in the courtroom sessions
Term
shield laws
Definition

reporters want laws to shield them from subpoenas forcing them to break their pledge of confidentiality

Term

Graber

3 theories on how journalist decide what to report as news and how to shape it.

Definition

Personality: their ideology or background

Organization: Influenced by who they work for

Role: based on how they vview their role as a journalist

Term

Graber

 

Gatekeepers

Definition

A select number of figures in the media who have final control over what stories get chosen.

Term

Graber

 

5 criteria for a news story

Definition

strong impact

violence, conflict, scandal, or disaster

familiarity

proximity

timely

Term

Graber

 

4 major functions media performs for Gov't Execs

Definition

Inform on current events

enable executives to convey their messages to the general public as well as to political elites

 

 

allow chief executives to remain in full public view on the political stage 

attuned to the public’s major concerns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Which author writes about the rise of the penny press?
Definition

Schudson 

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