Over the years, the media has become more and more influential in the political process. The advent of 24-hour news channels, the Internet, and social media provide Americans with an abundance of information. People question the motives and biases of reporters and yet rely on them to understand what is happening in our world. In order to understand the role of the media in American politics, we have to remember that media outlets are, first and foremost, business ventures, and that fact further complicates the whole situation.
My Screencast Lectures
- Describe the evolution of American media from newspapers to the electronic and digital revolution.
- Explain the functions of the media in American society.
- Discuss the impact of all forms of the media on political campaigning.
- Identify the ways in which the media influence voters.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the government and all media sources.
- Critically analyze news stories published by any form of the media.
Assigment 1: Development of Media
Assignment 2: Functions of Mass Media
Assignment 3: Media Effects on Campaigns and Voters
Assignment 4: Government and the Media
Assingment 5: Bias in the Media