(a) Describe the major functions of the media being sure to discuss entertainment, news, public agenda, socialization, forum, and profits. (b) Do we have a free press in the U.S.? (c) Does it do a good job of holding people in power (public officials/government) accountable, providing a forum for a diversity of opinions and interests, and fact checking (journalistic professionalism)? (d) If not, how might the media system be reformed to make it better serve these essential functions for democracy?
a) entertainment often aims at politically controversial issues that rise debate and political values suck as aids incest and wife battering, reporting the news provides words pictures about events facts personalities and ideas, public agenda what the govt is doing and what it ought to do, socializing teaches young ppl and immigrants about what it means to be an american, politicians can promote their beliefs audience can be included by voicing their oppinions through letters to editors and electronic communications, profits made as a result of ads private for profit public non profit...b) for the most part we have free press with limitation in the US, c) the media does a good job reporting information on changes with political system,