14.1 Summarize the development of the news business and technology.
14.2 Discuss the ways in which news is a consumer product and how that influences the news.
14.3 Explain how the news media may be considered the “fourth branch” of government as a result of its role in the collective action problem of monitoring elected leaders.
14.4 Identify the ways in which news is a product of politics.
14.5 Describe the relationship between politicians and reporters.
14.6 Contrast historical and contemporary politician-press relations.