Media and Politics midterm

  1. the accepted responsibility of the media to protect
    the public from deceitful, careless, incompetent and corrupt officials by
    standing ready to expose any official who violates accepted legal, ethical or
    performance standards.
    watchdog role
  2. individuals or institutions which control access to
    positions of power and regulate the flow of information and political
  3. the power of the media through news coverage to
    focus the public's attention and concern on particular events, problems,
    issues, personalities, and so forth.
    agenda setting
  4. the quality of preferring concepts or facts one
    wishes to be true, rather than concepts or facts known to be true
  5. cheap, tabloid-style papers produced in the United States
    during the mid-19th century.
    penny press
  6. presents little or no legitimate well-researched
    news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers
    yellow journalism
  7. typed, printed, and published piece of paper,
    magazine or a radio or television program, usually weekly, showing articles on
    current events
  8. a series of thirty evening radio addresses given by
    United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1933 and 1944.
    fireside chats
  9. Respect and admiration felt for someone or
    something on the basis of their achievements or quality.
  10. A newspaper having pages half the size of those of a standard
    newspaper, typically popular in style and dominated by headlines, photographs
    tabloid press
  11. Hard new generally refers to up-to-the-minute news and
    events that are reported immediately, while soft news is background information
    or human-interest stories. Politics, war, economics and crime used to be
    considered hard news, while arts, entertainment and lifestyles were considered
    soft news.
    Hard/soft news 
  12. the concept in economics that refers to individuals
    being provided incentive to relinquish something (e.g. capital, expertise,
    labour) for deployment to a productive purpose.
    Private ownership/profit motive- 
  13. determine audience size
    Nielsen Ratings
  14. required the holders of broadcast licenses to both
    present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that
    was, in the Commission's view, honest, equitable and balanced.
    fairness doctrine
  15. specifies that U.S. radio and television broadcast
    stations must provide an equivalent opportunity to any opposing political
    candidates who request it
    equal time rule
  16. (reduced barriers to ownership ip meeeia/sectors/market
    share, Planet Viacom, Clear Channel)
    telecommunications act of 1996
  17. GE-NBC, News Corp-Fox, Disney-ABC, Viacom, Time Warner-CNN,
    The Big 6
  18. Of sufficient interest or importance to the public
    to warrant reporting in the media.
  19. being at the right time
  20. an often derogatory term used to describe the
    tendency of news reporting to become .                 
    pack journalism
  21. amount of time spent on news content
    News hole
  22. a metaphor used by journalists and other writers to
    illustrate the placing of the most important information first within a text.
    inverted pyramid style
  23. a situation in which information, ideas, or beliefs
    are amplified or reinforced by transmission inside an "enclosed"
    echo chamber
  24. judgment based on observable phenomena and
    uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices.
  25. between government agencies and private industry
    cozy relationship
  26. A model of reporting in which the journalist's role
    involves adopting a stance of opposition and a combative style in order to
    expose perceived wrongdoings.
    Adversial Journalism
  27. any method of interviewing designed to entrap
    interviewees into making statements that are damaging or discreditable to their
    Gotcha Journalism
  28. neutrality to the point of bias, reliance on
    official sources
    Objective Bias
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Media and Politics midterm
Media and Politics midterm