Gatekeepers: those who make decisions about what news is reported (Editors are gatekeepers,Before editors, reporter is a gatekeeper)
Ability of the news media to transfer issues of importance from their news media agendas to public agendas (not what to think, but what to think ABOUT)
-- wire services function as these
Parents’ Television Council reports research:
· Content analysis shows that children’s programs contain a higher frequency of violence than adult programs
o 7 incidents of violence per hour on children’s programs
o 11 incidents of violence per hour on ABC Family Channel!
o 5 incidents of violence per hour on primetime TV
A correlational research study that involves repeated observations of the same variables over long periods of time — often many decades. It is a type of observational study.
Longitudinal studies track the same people, and therefore the differences observed in those people are less likely to be the result of cultural differences across generations.
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