POLS-1305 Spring 2011-- Lecture Outline

April 28, 2011


The Media

Readings:

Pages 130-151



Today's Lecture

Learning Outcomes:  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to discuss and critically analyze political events in the United States government. Second  students will be able to identify and explain the role of  informal institutions and their effect on policy. 

PROBLEMS WITH INTEREST GROUPS

THE MEDIA AND POLITICS

The  media have changed the way Americans view politics and their candidates. The media serves as a linkage institution in that it links people with government. 

It is important to understand that in the United States, the primary goal of the media is to make a profit.   

HOW THE MEDIA INFLUENCES POLITICS

REPORTING THE NEWS:  

 

What We care about?

 

 

 

 

SETTING THE AGENDA

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

PROVIDES PEOPLE WITH POLITICAL INFORMATION

We would, however, watch mistakes

 

 

 

THE MEDIA AND ELECTIONS

WHY MIGHT THE MEDIA\CAMPAIGN NOT BE THAT INFLUENTIAL IN ELECTIONS?- this is the minimal effects model
 

 

 

HORSE RACE COVERAGE- What is it?

 









 

 


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