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Journalism and Democracy

Journalism and Democracy

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Journalism and Democracy

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  1. Journalism and Democracy

  2. What are the Five Freedoms Guaranteed by the First Amendment?

  3. What are the Five Freedoms Guaranteed by the First Amendment? Freedom of • Speech • Religion • Press • Association • To Petition government

  4. What are the Five Freedoms Guaranteed by the First Amendment? • Among those surveyed in 2013 by the First Amendment Center, 36% couldn’t name any of the five and less that 5% could name all five.

  5. What are the Five Freedoms Guaranteed by the First Amendment? • Are there common features of all five of these freedoms?

  6. Some Key First Amendment questions

  7. Some Key questions • What role should the government play in maintaining and promoting free press?

  8. Some Key questions • What role should the government play in maintaining and promoting free press? • Should there be restrictions on media ownership?

  9. Some Key questions • Should journalists be required to reveal their confidential sources in the interest of national security?

  10. Some Key questions • Should journalists be required to reveal their confidential sources in the interest of national security? • Look into the “Free Circulation of Information Act” and other so-called “Shield Laws.”

  11. Some Key questions • Should journalists be required to reveal their confidential sources in the interest of national security? • Look into the “Free Circulation of Information Act” and other so-called “Shield Laws.” • Is corporate consolidation of media ownership a threat to Freedom of the Press?

  12. Some Key questions • Should journalists be required to reveal their confidential sources in the interest of national security? • Look into the “Free Circulation of Information Act” and other so-called “Shield Laws.” • Is corporate consolidation of media ownership a threat to Freedom of the Press?

  13. Some Key questions • Given that we can’t see much of the world with our own eyes, what role do journalists play in shaping our view of the world? • Do they serve as witnesses for and representatives of the public? • Do they just show us reality or do they shape it?

  14. A debate about Journalism, Objectivity, and Democracy • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0bI3v-S8Wo • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnUWU5DS6kU