exercise their democratic rights Learning Outcome When this lesson is over, you should. Because different television channels and newspapers find that they are competing for a limited number of viewers and readers, there is the tendency to make the news more attractive by treating it as entertainment rather than as a serious business. Introduction, the following report will investigate the role of the mass media in politics and will aim to prove the hypothesis that the mass media reinforces existing stereotypes and prejudices in society. Provide up-to-date electoral vote tallies, for example, perhaps you've watched live coverage of an election when the network utilized an election center. However, it can be difficult at times to determine whether the media plays a direct or an indirect role in affecting politics. Even when not exposing corruption, the media provide information on the successes and failures of candidates, officials and government practices. Did you watch live coverage of a debate? As a watchdog, the media act as the public's protector or guardian. Did you read articles about the candidates? Linda Vuskane (Author), 2009, The role of the mass media in influencing political process, Munich, grin Verlag, m/document/159845. Definitions, politics the process through which individual and collective decisions are made. Within these stereotypes women are characterized as being passive and subject-less and as objects to be observed and chosen, women are compelled to prioritize their appearances over other merits and to follow beauty stereotypes.
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In this role, the media provide an outlet for political parties and candidates to communicate their messages to the public. The mass media use stereotypes to provide truncated, fast and simple information to its audiences. It is a characteristic of most social systems: family, community, region, state and international community. Lastly, let's look at the media's role as a public educator. While in Korea situation might be more extreme it can be assumed that in Europe and America there are similar tendencies. It can be used to characterize beliefs about other things as well, including "any unreasonable attitude that is unusually resistant to rational influence (Aberson., 2000). This lesson examines the media's function in presidential campaigns and elections and other government activities. This is a preview of subscription content, to check access. Yet there is extensive debate about both the extent and the character of the impact of the mass media on politics.
The communication of political information is an important process in the politica l system, and the mass media play a central role in this activity.
Development of political values, and by contributing to the structuring of social contexts in which.
Political socialization and the functions of the mass media.