AP Gov-role of media?

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Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: May 2004 Archive: AP Gov-role of media?
By Mephisto04 (Mephisto04) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 11:41 am: Edit

can someone list some of the roles of the media in government, like affecting public opinion, campaigns, etc?


By Luvvlise (Luvvlise) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 01:14 pm: Edit

"Gatekeeper" - picks which issues they feel should get coverage. Those are the only issues the public knows of b/c of their coverage, and the public thinks they're the most important.

"Scorekeeper" - keeps track of the politicians' race, or tabs on the war, etc.

"Watchdog" - picks up on candidate's private life, some times makes them look good, but usually is something scandalous and hurtful.

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