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MASS MEDIA
All means of commnication with the general public, including television, newspapers,magazines, radio, books, recordings, motion pictures, and the Internet
NEWSMAKING
Deciding what events, topics, presentations, and issues will be given coverage in the news
AGENDA SETTING
Deciding what will be decided, defining the problems and issues to be addressed by decision makers
SOCIALIZATION
The learning of a culture and its values
MUCKRAKING
Journalistic expose of corruption, wrongdoing, or mismanagement in government, business, and other institutions of society
"FEADING FRENZY"
Intense media coverage of a scandal or even that blocks out most other news
NAME RECOGNITION
Public awareness of a candidate-whether they even know his or her name
HORSE-RACE COVERAGE
Media coverage of electoral campaigns that concentrates on who is ahead and who is behind, and neglects the issues at stake
SOUND BITE
Words actually spoken by candidates themselves on news broadcasts
PRIOR RESTRAINT
Power of government to prevent publication or to require approval before publication, generally prohibited by the First Amendment
LIBEL
Writings that are false and malicious and are intended to damage an individual
SLANDER
Oral statements that are false and malicious and are intended to damage an individual
SULLIVAN RULE
Court guideline that false and malicious statements regarding publice officials are protected by the First Amendment unless it can be proven they were known to be false at the time they were made or were made with "reckless disregard" for their truth of falsehood
INFORMATION OVERLOAD
Situations in which individuals are subjected to so many comunications that they cannot make sense of them
SELECTIVE PERCEPTION
Mentally screening out information or opinions with which one disagrees
TELEVISION MALAISE
Generalized feelings of distrust, cynicism, and powerlessness stemming from television's emphasis on the negative aspects of American life