Read/View the following resources!!!! AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS!

 

 

Listen to NPR’s “The Politics of Late-Night TV”:

 

http://www.npr.org/2011/12/03/143092882/the-politics-of-late-night-tv

 

 

 

Read “Talk Show Democracy” from the CQ Researcher (you can read the whole thing if you go through your online textbook which has the article in the chapter) - if you can only read the introduction, that is okay - you get the brief jist of the argument.

 

http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/document.php?id=cqresrre1994042900&PHPSESSID=ctonehgtqi1vdde7lg79d1u4l7#.UiY5vRaxNlI

 

 

 

View the infographic for current trends / device usage

 

http://stateofthemedia.org/2012/mobile-devices-and-news-consumption-some-good-signs-for-journalism/infographic/

 

 

 

Listen to NPR’s  “Bloggers and Cable Pundits, the New Newsmakers”

 

http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=129031824&m=129090322

 

 

 

Look at the study results on whether or not citizens think media is biased

 

http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/talkbias.htm

 

 

 

QUESTION:

 

Think about the current state of journalism in the U.S.  Do you think the media is generally making a positive or negative contribution to Democracy? – in what ways?  How much do you think the “institutional norms” developed by Cook and discussed in the lecture hold true in the current paradigm?   Would you consider the media a fourth branch?  Is it a successful “watchdog”?   What can you say about citizen perceptions of media legitimacy?. REFERENCE AT LEAST THREE OF THE OF THE FIVE ARTICLES IN ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS

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