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AP Government 10 UTD

Up to date AP Government 10 notecards

Watchdog a guardian or defender against illegal political practices
Prior Restraint a legal term related to censorship in the U.S. referring to government actions that prevent communications from reaching the public.
Slander words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another. A false, malicious statement.
Libel a written form of a statement that makes a claim, expressley stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual, business, prouct, group, government, or nation a negative image.
Electronic Media Electronic media is media that uses electronics for the audience to access the content. Video recordings, audio recordings, multimedia presentations, slide presentations, CD-ROM, and Online Content are all forms of electronic media.
Print Media media accessed through written materials like books, magazine articles, or newspapers.
Fairness Doctrine a former rule of the Federal Communications Commission that required broadcasers to give time to opposing view if they broadcast a program iving one side of a controversial issue.
Political editorializing rule a rule of the Federal Communications Commission that if a broadcaster endorses a candidate, the opposing candidate has the right to reply.
Right-of-Reply rule a rule of the Federal Communications Commission that if a person is attacked on a broadcast (other than in a regular news program), that person has the right to reply over the same situation.
Equal time rule a rule of the Federal Communications Commission stating that if a broadcaster sells time to one candidate for office, he or she must be willing to sell equal time to opposing candidates.
Sound Bite a brief statement no longer than a few seconds used on a radio or television news broadcast.
Muckraker a journalist who searches through the activities of public oficials and organizations seeking to expose conduct contrary to the public interest. The term was first used by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 to warn that anti-business journalism could be negative.
Routine Stories political stories covered regularly in the media.
Adversarial Press a national press that is suspicious of officialdom and eager to break an embarrassing story about a public official.
Selective attention Paying special attention only to those parts of a newspaper or broadcast story in which one agrees. Studies suggest that this is how people view political ads on television.
Loaded Language words taht reflect a value judgement, used to persuade th elistener without making an argument.
Trial balloon information provided to the media by an anonymous public official as a way of testing the public reaction to a possible policy or appointment.
Television market an area easily reached by a television signal. There are about 200 such markets in the country.
Feature stories a newspaper or magazine article or report of a person, event, an aspect of a major event, or the like, often having a personal slant and written in an individual style.
Background stories a public official's explanation of a current policy provided to th epress on the condition that the source remain anonymous.
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