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Ch 9: Mass Media and Politics

About This Chapter

This engaging political science chapter explains how mass media can affect the political landscape. Containing fun video lessons and self-assessments, this chapter helps you review mass media and politics concepts for upcoming exams, homework assignments, projects and more.

Mass Media and Politics - Chapter Summary

Monumental changes have taken place in the interplay between the press and public officials with the advent of electronic media. This chapter's instructors will explore that concept, along with tracing other changes in American journalism related to politics. You can learn how the media affects our political attitudes and ways to be on the alert for media bias. Complete the chapter at your own pace using your desktop, laptop or mobile device. Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you remember the information you study. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Describe the role of media in elections and government activities
  • Differentiate between private and state-controlled media
  • Identify rules that govern the media
  • Explain how the public's political attitudes are influenced by the media
  • Compare types of media bias and criticism

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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