HW due Tuesday: Read 158-166 in Janda and take the reading quiz.
Other reading assignments/quizzes for this unit:
- Pg. 167-174 (due Wednesday)
- Pg. 174-188 (due Thursday)
- How Social Media is Ruining Politics (due Friday)
Today, we begin our unit on mass media, another linkage institution, connecting the people and the government together. This unit, although brief, will focus on the development of mass media (comparing media today to its early days), the roles of the media, government regulation of the media, and the effect of media on politics and government, including any possible bias.
The main focus for today is the development of mass media over time. How has media changed over the last 200 years?
Some supplementary articles: