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Title: The Media


1
The Media
  • Would you rather have government with no
    newspapers or newspapers with no government?

2
Current Media Trends and Rules Governing the
Media pp. 553-566
  • What trends in the media are discussed in the
    text?
  • Work with a partner to read about one current
    trend and prepare a short presentation on the
    topic
  • You may lecture, do a skit, or create a song to
    convey the information.
  • Be sure to explain any key points and
    vocabulary.- Give examples if you can.

3
Analyzing the media
  1. Choose any 3 news websites record their names
    and website addresses.
  2. Describe any differences you notice in the
    content, visual design or message of the
    websites.
  3. Pick one current political news topic. Carefully
    read articles on that topic from each of the
    three news sources.
  4. Identify specific similarities and differences
    between the articles.
  5. Do you see any important differences or evidence
    of bias? Explain in detail.

4
Warm-up Use the chart on p. 558 to answer the
following true/false questions
  • More people reported watching NBC Nightly News
    than any other news source listed.
  • More Democrats than Republicans reported watching
    CNN
  • Seven times more Republicans than Democrats
    reported listening to Rush Limbaugh
  • Independents clearly favor one news source over
    all the others

5
Rules Governing the Media
  • Journalistic standards
  • Government Regulation of the Electronic Media
  • Content Regulation
  • Efforts to Regulate Media Practices

6
Rules Governing the Media
  • Journalistic standards
  • Scandals
  • Role of media critics
  • Advocacy groups (Accuracy in Media and Fairness
    and Accuracy in Reporting)

7
Rules Governing the Media
  • Government Regulation of the Electronic Media
  • Electronic, but not print media
  • The airwaves as public property in limited supply
  • 1996 Telecommunications act
  • Deregulation and cross-ownership
  • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

8
Rules Governing the Media
  • Content Regulation
  • Equal time rule
  • Fainess doctrine
  • FCC regulation from 1949-1985

9
Review
  1. Why does the government regulate electronic media
    more strongly than print?
  2. What is the fairness doctrine and what happened
    to it?

10
Rules Governing the Media
  • Efforts to Regulate Media Practices

11
Media Effects
  • Who can be influenced and on what topics?
  • Uncommitted
  • Foreign events
  • Agenda setting
  • What is important?
  • War, immigration, the economy, balloon boy?

12
Congress is currently working on tax policy and
health care reform
  • Would you support the actions of Congress
    described in these news headlines?
  • Congress votes to extend the Estate Tax
  • No big cost rise in premiums seen in study

13
Congress is currently working on tax policy and
health care reform
  • Would you support the actions of Congress
    described in these news headlines?
  • Congress votes to extend the Death Tax
  • Health care bill would raise premiums

14
Media Effects
  • Framing
  • What is the issue about and how do we talk about
    it?
  • How the media frames issues and key words
    (death tax or estate tax) can influence opinion
  • See the study on the KKK rally (p.572)
  • Is it a civil rights issue or a public order
    issue?

15
The Medias Influence on the Public
  1. Define agenda-setting. Can you give your own
    example of agenda-setting?
  2. Define framing. Can you think of an example?
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