Learning Objectives

By the time you finish reading this chapter, you will be able to

9.1 Describe where we get our political information

9.2 Explain how media ownership and government regulation impact the information we get

9.3 Discuss what journalists do

9.4 Explain how the media shape and perpetuate narratives

9.5 Describe how politicians try to control the narratives themselves

9.6 Summarize what citizens can do to identify “real news,” build narratives, and be critical consumers of the media