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SOL 9a Media and Public Policy
Media and Public Policy
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Civics
Intermediate
02/16/2017

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Term
  • Expose
Definition

to reveal


to make known

Term
media
Definition

various forms of mass communication


examples:  television, radio, internet, newspapers, magazines, billboards, etc.

Term
How do the roles of the media, influence and affect public opinion and policy?
Definition
  • focusing the public's attention to issues in our daily lives
  • allowing opportunities to express our views
  • holding our leaders accountable for their actions
  • helping government and leaders to easily communicate with us
Term
"Head-in-the-sand"
Definition
Coach Gallion's way of reminding us, that if we don't get involved in our roles as citizens, we deserve all the bad things that may come our way, concerning government
Term
Why should elected officials care about "We the People" being suspicious of possible wrongdoing, by them?
Definition
If "We the People" feel we have wrongly placed confidence in corrupt leaders, they must realize that we will not stand for it - and will vote them out of office!
Term
Constituent
Definition

A member of an elected public official's registered voter locality


i.e. a person who helped elect a politician, within a certain geographical area

Term
Is a blog an example of a type of media?
Definition

Technically, yes.

It is a forum from where a citizen may actively comment on, question, or otherwise be involved with the world around them, including the world of politics.

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