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Chap 11

PUBLIC OPINION The term that refers to the ideas and attitudes that most people hold about particular issue or person.
MASS MEDIA Television, radio, newspaper, magazines, recordings, movies, Internet Web sites, and books.
INTEREST GROUP A group of people who share a point of view about an issue and unite to promote money.
PUBLIC OPINION POLL A survey in which individuals are asked to answer questions about a particular issue or person.
POLLSTER A specialist whose job is to conduct polls regularly.
PRINT MEDIA Newspaper, magazines, newsletters, and book.(examples)
ELECTRONIC MEDIA Radio, television, and the Internet
PUBLIC AGENDA The ones that receive the most time, money, effort from government leaders.
LEAK Information to friendly reporters about proposed actions.
PRIOR RESTRAINT Or government censorship of material before it is published.
LIBEL Written untruths that are harmful to someone's reputation.
MELICE Or evil intent
PUBLIC INTEREST GROUP An organization that supports causes that affect that lives of Americans in general.
NONPARTISAN Free from party ties or bias.
POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE(PAC) Collect money from the members of their groups and use it to support some candidates and oppose others
LOBBYIST Representatives of interest groups who contact lawmakers or other goverment officials directly
Created by: ILIANAE