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Gov Ch. 10

The Media

New media does NOT include television
When it comes to content on the Internet, consumers must exercise caution and consider the source of the information.
What media source do more Americans rely on than any other to get their news? television
President Franklin D. Roosevelt's radio addresses to the country were called fireside chats
The federal law that had required stations to provide equal time to all sides regarding important public issues and equal access to airtime to all candidates for public office was called the fairness doctrine
The practice of aiming media messages at specific segments of the public is called narrowcasting
Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update," and Jon Stewart's The Daily Show are examples of infotainment
The breaking down of the media according to specific audiences they target is called media segmentation
The merging of various forms of media - including newspapers, television stations, radio networks, and blogs - that share resources or perform the same task target is called convergence
The phenomenon of large corporations buying smaller ones so that there are fewer and fewer companies' products available is called consolidation
Public issues that most demand the attention of government officials are called the public agenda
The process of bringing certain policies on issues to the public agenda through media coverage is called priming
The journalists who criticized and exposed corruption in government and industry at the turn of the 20th century were called muckrakers
The government agency that regulates and controls the ownership of radio and television stations is called Federal Communications Commission
A person who looks good on TV is called telegenic
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