Ch 13: Mass Media and Politics: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Mass Media and Politics chapter of this Introduction to Political Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the relationship between mass media and politics. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the media sources, influences and criticisms required in a typical introductory political science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other political science work.
  • Identify the mass media and politics concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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Who's it for?

This chapter of our Introduction to Political Science Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about mass media and politics to earn better grades. This resource can help students, including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding media information sources, the differences between private and state-controlled media, types of media bias, the role of media in elections, its influence on political attitudes or any other mass media and politics topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their social science learning
  • Prefer learning social science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their mass media and politics unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in their political science course
  • Don't have access to their social science teacher outside of class

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and re-watch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • 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.

7 Lessons in Chapter 13: Mass Media and Politics: Tutoring Solution
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 Propaganda? - Definition, Techniques, Types & Examples

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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