Evolution of the Mass Media in the United States | American Government

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Learn all about the evolution of mass media in the United States in just a few minutes! Scot Schraufnagel is a Northern Illinois University professor and chair of political science. He explains how media types and news presentation changes affect the way public figures are reached in political movements and campaigns.

This video is part a condensed American Government series that provides concise, easy-to-understand summaries.

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Course Hero’s American Government video series explains the basics of understanding the complex political structures in the United States. This brief summary covers all you need to know about U.S. government development, its principles, structure, and trends in the country’s political behavior.

The video series starts with the basic building blocks of the Constitution, and then moves on to the Bill of Rights. We will explore the evolution of the meaning of these documents through Supreme Court decisions as well as the civil rights movement.

You’ll also learn
along the way.The three branches in government
How a bill is made into a law The intricacies and consequences of presidential succession
How Supreme Court justices were nominated

This series provides an in-depth understanding of American political behavior, including:
The evolution of the Democratic and Republican parties, and their coalitions, since the Civil War
How the media frames politics
The role and importance of special interest groups
The nuts and bolts of the congressional and presidential election
The American Government crash course also includes a brief overview of how polling works, as well as an explanation of some of the difficulties pollsters have in measuring true public opinion.

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