minimum of 2 scholarly sources
(must include your textbook for one of the sources).I attached chapter 6 of the book.
Option 2: Many experts see the media as biased and more like infotainment. In fact, many people have turned to social networks as an outlet for news instead of CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN and other news stations. Do you see this as an issue? Do you see the news as biased or unbiased? Should there be more restrictions on the news stations?
Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.
below is this weeks discussion
How does the media affect politics? Do we see the media as primarily reporting politics or sharing politics? What do I mean by reporting or sharing? Reporting the news means just stating the facts. Whereas sharing politics means the news takes the facts and adds or subtracts facts to coincide with their views. The media can influence political opinions. Let’s go back in time to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He used the radio to broadcast his fireside chats and it worked. He was able to calm down citizens during the Great Depression and World War II, just by chatting and encouraging citizens that everything was going to be okay. And soon America will prosper once again, and it did. Today, the media is used in many different forms. Social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, or tools to voice our opinions on different topics and our government, such as elections, Congress or president, and the Supreme Court. Or television offers YouTube, cable stations, Netflix, CNN, FOX, NBC, MSNBC and more. Are newspapers headline political news only if there’s a crisis in our government. Even the comics are now involved in politics. Our children cannot read the newspaper comics without hearing about politics. Car radios offer Sirius, which also offers many news stations as well. We cannot get away from the media. It consumes our everyday lives. There are some people that have already made their commitments concerning candidates or social issues. So they are not that easily swayed. But what about the people that are not committed to a certain party, such as Republican, Democrat, or Libertarians, or have strong opinions on certain social issues such as environment or religion. This is where the media can at times sway a voter. So how does the media get this much control? The media has reporters or watchdogs that relay the news to the new stations. The watchdogs are supposed to make sure presidents, congress, and justices do not misuse their power. But are the watchdogs kept in check? The media in turn is bound by government regulations and by the people. Does the media always follow regulations? Not always. Which means it’s up to us as citizens to be the watchdogs. It’s necessary to watch the news, to stay informed on what’s happening in our federal and state governments. But it’s also up to us to find the facts, meaning to go beyond the news and be our own watchdogs.