Is Our Journalism Fit for Democracy?

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Essay #: 073044
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The beginning:
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...
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