Role of the Media
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This paper discusses the role of the media as watchdogs and the impact that it has on democracy in the United States. The paper describes various films and how they show the impact that the media can have on educating the public. Finally, it discusses the media's role in exposing Congressman Mark Foley and the inappropriate e-mail contact he had with Congressional pages.
From the Paper:"Much concern has been expressed in recent years about media consolidation, creating larger and larger media entities and perhaps reducing the number of independent voices as a result (Campbell & Martin, 2007, Chapter 13). This consolidation has been supported by the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which removed limits on media ownership and so allowed large companies in a given market to own more stations and more newspapers, showing again how Congress often favors business over the public interest. At the same time, though, the definition of "media" has expanded because of the Internet, with an explosion in websites, bloggers, traditional media sites online, and much more increasing the number of sources of information and, in many cases, serving as a watchdog not just on government but on the media itself."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Campbell, R. & Martin, C. (2007). Media and culture. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's.
- Mann, M. (1999). The insider. Buena Vista.
- Pakula, A. (1976). All the president's men. Warner Bros.
- Woodward, B. & Bernstein, C. (1974). All the president's men. New York: Warner Books.
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