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Civics Ch. 11

Civics Chapter 11 vocab

Public Opinion ideas and attitudes that most people hold about a particular issue or person
Mass Media television, radio, newspapers, magazines, recordings, movies, internet and books
Public Opinion Poll a survey of questions
Pollster measures the president's popularity or public attitudes toward possible White House proposals
Print Media newspapers, magazines, news letters and books
Electronic Media radio, t.v, and internet
Public Agenda those that recieve the most time, money and effort from the government leaders
leak when politicians secretly pass on information to friendly reporters
Prior Restraint government censorship of material
libel no one is free to publish false information that will harm someone's reputation
Malice evil intent
Public Interest Groups groups that work to benefit all or at least most of society
nonpartisan impartial group that educates voters about candidates and issues
Political Action Committees interest groups and most labor unions and corporations and trade associations from these committees, collect money from members and use it to support some candidate
lobbyists representatives of interest groups who contact law makers or other government officials directly
Interest Group individuals in a group that share the same point of view about an issue