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1 What is the function of media and journalism in a democracy? How should a society structure that system of journalism? Who controls it?

2 Government Run Media? wedeman.egypt.mubarak.pic.alter.cnn?iref=videose arch

3 Private Run Media? Who controls private companies? What is there driving force? How do they make their money?

4 Propaganda v. Bias Propaganda: The deliberate (intentional) spreading or communication of ideas or information to further ones cause. Bias: a tendency or preference towards a specific perspective or ideology which interferes with objectivity or impartiality.

5 Is Bias Avoidable? 1. Time and Space 2. Privatization 3. Sensitivity to Advertisers 4.Corporate Size (more discussion in media consolidation) 5. Sociocentrism

6 factcheck.org


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