The Mass


Main idea

The mass media—both print and electronic—play a vital role In politics and government In the United States, linking the people to their elected officials.

Key Terms print media, electronic media, public agenda, leak, prior restraint, libel

Reading Strategy Organizing Information As you read, note the impact of the media on politics and government by completing a graphic organizer like the one below.

Media's Impact on Politics and Government

Read to Learn

♦ What are the types of mass media? ■ How do the media Influence politics and government?

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