THE MEDIA & POLITICS MASS MEDIA Media—plural of medium which “is a tangible element like a newspaper, tv, radio, computer, book, movie, CD, or DVD–anything that can transmit information, which is the thing that passes through the medium.” Means of communicating info gathered by journalists.
Robert Dahl’s criteria for effective democratic processes:
vs. Broadcasting (NBC, CBS, ABC)
Media scholar Doris A. Graber’s five characteristics newsworthy stories typically exhibit:
Who should you trust for news?
FCC (Federal Communications Commission
Modern tools and tactics:
Consequence: Voters distrust candidates, government, media
Consequence: Voters less informed
Consequence: Voters adopt media frames/primes