Is Our Journalism Fit for Democracy? Topic: Is the news we are given fit for a democracy? Word Count: Abstract This paper shall investigate “mainstream” media and whether or not it is conducive to maintaining a healthy democracy. Journalism Not Fit for Democracy One definition of what journalism in a democracy should do is summed up in the article Exploring the Political Economic Factors of Participatory Journalism, where the authors state, “Journalism … has true democratic value only if it is seen as serving the public’s need to be informed promptly and accurately…” ( Vujnovik , 2010, 285). Using this as a basis for judging journalism leads to the conclusion that journalism is not fit to serve the needs of democracy, especially when the...The end:
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