I’m working on a political science discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Find news stories on one issue from two different news outlets. This may be a local, state, or national issue.
Write about two paragraphs on the following points. You may respond to another thread if it is on a similar topic; however, be sure that your work addresses all these points.
- Briefly summarize: what is the story?
- What are the sources and why do you consider them potentially reliable or influential? how does each frame the story? Do they do so in different ways?
- If in doubt, see our textbook for a refresher on framing.
Previously, we discussed how “the media” is seen by many as an important aspect of an open society. At its best, it provokes discussion, disseminates important information, and investigates wrongdoing. At its worst, it is misleading, inflammatory, and/or propagandistic.
- On the issue you chose, did the media coverage serve democracy in the ways that we expect that it should under this theory?