(Answered) POLI330N Week 2 Discussion: Connection Between Our Culture and the News Media

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 3, 6
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (can include your textbook)

Initial Post Instructions

For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

Option 1: The framers of the Constitution were concerned that everyday citizens would not be able to understand or comprehend the makings of our government. They felt that everyday citizens were uninformed and did not care what was going on in our government. Even today we see where citizens are interested in government affairs seemingly only if our country is in turmoil such as unemployment, recessions, civil unrest, etc. Do you agree with this assessment? Are we uninformed? Do we wait till a crisis happens to voice our opinions?

Option 2: Many experts see the media as biased and more like infotainment. In fact, many people have turned to social networks as an outlet for news instead of CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN and other news stations. Do you see this as an issue? Do you see the news as biased or unbiased? Should there be more restrictions on the news stations?

Be sure to make connections between your ideas and conclusions and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Minimum of 1 scholarly source which can include your textbook or assigned readings or may be from your additional scholarly research.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


Option 2

Professor and Class,

The media has switched gears from being an informant source to a business, operating with the motive of making money. Many news outlets are owned by either local families and group investors or large media corporations who aim to catch the audience’s attention with news captions and biased news to increase their audience and raise their profit. In a world of democracy, the media’s role is to gather, analyze, and report important political events to the public through the press or news outlets (Greenberg, 2021). This role is supposed to expose and ensure that all citizens are very well informed of all unbiased political facts, ideas, and misconducts. However, with the ongoing news competition, it has been a race of delivering political points of view, favoring one side of the issue based on who owns that organization or which candidate it supports. Therefore, it has become so difficult to find actual facts as each news outlet has its own source, motive, and ideology (Greenberg, 2021). This has become a more complicated issue with the spread of social media sources such… Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5.