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news release

a ready made story prepared by officials for members of the press

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news briefing

a government official makes an announcement or explains a policy, decision, or action

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press conferences

news media's questioning of a high level government official

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backgrounders

info given by top government officials to reporters who can use it in a story, but can't reveal their source

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leak

the release of secret info by anonymous government officials to the media

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media events

a visually interesting event designed to reinforce a politician's position on some issues

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prior restraint

government censorship of info before it's published

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libel

false written statements intended to damage a person's reputation

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shield laws

protect reporters from having to reveal their sources

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The Federal Communications Commissions

regulate interstate and international communications by radio, TV, etc.

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fairness doctrine

requires broadcasters to provide airtime to both sides of a controversial issue

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Telecommunications Act of 1996 (2)

- removed any national limits for the ownership of radio stations
- removed any limits on the number of TV stations one company may own as long as they own less than 35% of the market

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Reno vs. American Civil Liberties Union

Court ruled that the 1st Amendment guarantees freedom of expression on the Internet