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U.S. Government And Politics, 2nd Edition by Franco Scardino

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CHAPTER19

The Media

In This Chapter

  • The history and development of journalism in American politics
  • The structure of the media
  • How the media is governed
  • The roles and influence of the media
  • Is the media biased?

The media has changed over time and these changes have influenced American politics. As political parties have declined in power and influence, candidates and public officials have looked to the media to communicate directly with the American public, while at the same time decrying the media for fact-checking them and highlighting their missteps. Journalists and news organizations play a pivotal role in a free democracy, and in the United ...

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