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Media & Politics Function of news in society To provide citizens with the information they need to make informed decisions about their lives Provide information that allows citizens to engage in fully informed self-governance Video “Illusions of News” By Bill Moyers TV and Politics

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function of news in society
Function of news in society

To provide citizens with the information they need to make informed decisions about their lives

video
Video

“Illusions of News”

By Bill Moyers

tv and politics
TV and Politics
  • Americans get 80% of their political information from television
  • Why might this be problem?
  • A great deal of this info comes from political commercials
lawrence grossman
Lawrence Grossman
  • Broadcasters as public trustees of the public airwaves
  • Shrinking political coverage on network news
  • Network "profit center" vs "loss leader"
  • Diminished public service role
  • What is Grossman's proposal?