POSC 225 Quiz: class ch. 11

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James Madison University
Political Science
POSC 225
Kwanda Trice

Ch. 11: The Media: Reinforcing Racial Stereotypes? Introduction • Mass Media: sources of information, including print, radio, television, and the Internet, that reach a large number of people • Framing: the media’s ability to shape how viewers interpret political events and issues • Agenda setting: the media’s power to influence the importance that the public places on issues A history of media and politics • Print media o Penny press o Abolitionism ▪ See “Our Voices: The Liberator and Abolitionism” o Yellow journalism o Parallel press • Broadcast radio and television o 1906: Invention of radio broadcasting ▪ Frequent radio addresses from President Franklin Roosevelt o 1950s: Increase in political journalism in television following the successful use of this medium by presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower o 1960s: Television brought the civil rights movement into reality for many Americans • Cable and satellite o Advent of news networks and the 24/7 news media cycle o CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, MSNBC o Satire: Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report ▪ 2010 Rally to Restore Sanity ▪ The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore • The Internet and Social media o Can include less reliable sources of information o Blogs o Newspapers (including parallel press) o Social networking media ▪ BLM ▪ Trump’s use of twitter The Media Industry • Diversity o Racial and ethnic diversity in the media industry has increased overtime, although it has decreased more recently • The media business o Decline of newspapers o Large media holding companies work to buy newspapers, as well as radio and television stations o Government relaxed rules allow companies to own more than
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