[Solved] POLI330N – Week 2 Discussion – Connection Between Our Culture and the News Media




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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 people were uninformed and did not care about what was happening 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 “mainstream” outlets like CBS, NBC, 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? (Please note: for the purposes of this class FoxNews and MSNBC are no-longer legitimate news sources, currently they only operate as propaganda.)

To help you with Option 2, I’ve included this Media Bias Chart. To get more information about it, click here: https://www.adfontesmedia.com/interactive-media-bias-chart/ Links to an external site.

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 the same Option you chose for your Initial Post (i.e., if you chose Option 1 for your Initial Post, your Follow-Up Pst should also be for Option 1). 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.

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

  • Textbook: Chapter 5, 6
  • Lesson: Read this Week’s Lesson which is located in the Modules tab
  • Initial Post: minimum of 2 scholarly sources (must include your textbook for one of the sources). Follow-Up Post: minimum of 1 scholarly source for your Follow-Up Post.
  • Your Initial Post and your Follow-Up Post must be based on the same Option that you chose in order to receive credit for both posts.

Writing Requirements

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


This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:

Course Outcomes (CO): 2, 5, 7



Discussion Response 1

Option 2

Just this week, there was a report floating around social media that the US government, through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has been partnering with social media platforms Twitter and Facebook to …………………. (Purchase the solution to access this and 9 MORE discussion responses to this week’s prompt – I have verified all the responses for quality guarantee!).


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