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GOVERNMENT

GOVT-596
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: minimum 2.5 GPA.

GOVT-596
F01L
GOVERNMENT
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

The Politics of the Media

We cannot understand the political world without the media. As citizens, our political information is mediated through traditional sources such as the network news and newspapers and emerging newer forms of news and information such as blogs and Twitter. How does the practice of journalism, forces of the market place, and our practices as citizens affect the way we view our political world? This online course examines the intersection of mass communication, politics, and public opinion through studies of public attention to and cognitive processing of news stories, agenda setting, and media framing of issues. The course also examines the effects of government regulation, media routines, and the relationship between the press and various branches of government.