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- Read about the history of journalism and mass media in America.
- Discuss the different types of new and old media information sources.
- Note the contrasts between state-controlled and private media.
- Explore media's effects on the political views of the American public.
- Learn about media bias, and list common criticisms of the media.
- Identify the role of media in political campaigns and elections.
- Highlight some rules and regulations that the media must abide by.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7. What is Propaganda? - Definition, Techniques, Types & Examples
Through this lesson, you'll define propaganda and explore some examples. You'll also come to understand how propaganda is used in social and cultural arenas.
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