Ch 13: Mass Media and Politics: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Mass Media and Politics chapter of this Intro to Political Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the relationship between mass media and politics. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of mass media and politics.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding introductory political science material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding the rules that govern the media and the media's effect on political views.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about mass media and politics.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra political science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Mass Media and Politics chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Mass Media and Politics chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • How have American journalism and its part in politics changed over time?
  • What's the difference between private and state-controlled media?
  • How do media outlets affect public political attitudes?
  • What are the different types of media bias?
  • How do media outlets participate in electoral and governmental activities?
  • What types of rules oversee the various media outlets?

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: Mass Media and Politics: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Development of the Mass Media & Journalism in the United States: History & Timeline

1. Development of the Mass Media & Journalism in the United States: History & Timeline

The mass media includes print media, broadcast media, social media and other types of communication. This lesson explores the development of the mass media in the United States and its role in the American political process.

American Media Information Sources: Definition & Types

2. American Media Information Sources: Definition & Types

Americans use many different sources of media to gain information about the government. This lesson explores American media information sources throughout history and looks at the influence of old and new media.

Media's Influence on the Public's Political Attitudes

3. Media's Influence on the Public's Political Attitudes

Most people make their political decisions based on impressions gained from the media. This lesson assesses the effect of media, especially newer forms of media, on the public's political attitudes.

Media Bias & Criticism: Definition, Types & Examples

4. Media Bias & Criticism: Definition, Types & Examples

Media bias occurs when a media outlet reports a news story in a partial or prejudiced manner. There are many different types of media bias. This lesson takes a look at the most common types of media bias.

The Role of Media in Elections & Other Government Activities

5. The Role of Media in Elections & Other Government Activities

The media play several important roles in the campaign and election processes. This lesson examines the media's function in presidential campaigns and elections and other government activities.

Rules Governing the Media: Definition & Examples

6. Rules Governing the Media: Definition & Examples

The First Amendment guarantees freedom of the press, but the government still regulates the media in many ways. This lesson examines the laws, rules and regulations that govern various media outlets.

What is Narrowcasting? - Definition & Examples

7. What is Narrowcasting? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about an information delivery method known as narrowcasting. You will learn when the term was coined and how TV, radio, advertisers and politicians have used it as a tool for delivering information.

What is Yellow Journalism? - Definition, History & Examples

8. What is Yellow Journalism? - Definition, History & Examples

This lesson will explore the origin of the term yellow journalism and explain how this style of news reporting roused public support and influenced policy decisions.

Jacob Riis: Biography, Facts & Books

9. Jacob Riis: Biography, Facts & Books

How do you go from living in a slum to being a reporter, photojournalist, and author whom President Theodore Roosevelt called the best American he ever knew? Read on to learn how Jacob Riis did it.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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