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One theory concerning media influence in politics suggests:

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  • Question: One theory concerning media influence in politics suggests:
  • Answers:
  1. our democratic system is improved by biased reporting.
  2. the press has no influence at all in setting the political agenda.
  3. newspapers are always fair and objective
  4. the press acts as a gatekeeper in reporting certain issues and not others.

The correct answer is: the press acts as a gatekeeper in reporting certain issues and not others. The media are thought to be gatekeepers in deciding what issues to present in the news.

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