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What is the function of media and journalism in a democracy? How should a society structure that system of journalism? Who controls it?
Government Run Media? http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2010/09/17/ wedeman.egypt.mubarak.pic.alter.cnn?iref=videose arch
Private Run Media? Who controls private companies? What is there driving force? How do they make their money?
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.
Is Bias Avoidable? 1. Time and Space 2. Privatization 3. Sensitivity to Advertisers 4.Corporate Size (more discussion in media consolidation) 5. Sociocentrism