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The media does have a very significant role in how U.S. citizens are exposed to political actors, policies, and processes that comprise American government.

Assignment Guidelines

  • Select 2 particular media forum types from the following list:
    • Newspapers
    • Radio
    • Television
    • Internet
Address the following in 1,000–1,250 words:

    • What specific roles do both media forums that you chose have in exposing the various aspects of a political process? Explain in detail.
    • How persuasive are these media forums in terms of influencing the public about a politician or a campaign issue? Explain.
    • How significant a role have both media forums played in providing you with information relating to corruption in government? Provide 2-3 specific examples of information on government corruption that you have received from the media.
    • Discuss whether the information you’ve received from the media on government corruption has changed your opinion of a particular government official, government office, or political process, be it federal, state or local.
    • Provide 2–3 examples of media influence with regard to politics and democracy.
      • Describe and explain the specifics of each example.

Be sure to reference all sources using proper APA style.

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