Below, please find questions about Press Critics are the Fifth Estate for class discussions, starting Friday, 10 / 27. Everyone is expected to be able to answer the questions when I call on them . — Dr. Hayes 1 . Define “ media accountability . ” ■ belief that mass media has to be accountable in the public's interest ■ expected to behave in certain ways that contribute to the public good ■ “ help shape public opinion about the news industry ” 2 . Summarize Dan Kennedy’s ( Media Criticism: v. Journalism vs. Advocacy) critique of Press Critics are the Fifth Estate . 3 . Traditionally, how did the news industry respond to press criticism ? ■ discounting it ■ ignoring it ■ counterattacking with what has sometimes been described as paranoiac fervor ■ fervor: intense passion 4 . What accounts for the news industry ’ s current acceptance and responsiveness to criticism ? ■ the internet ■ you can gather hundreds of thousands of people ■ news outlet more likely to respond if you have a large audience 5 . Why does Dan Kennedy ’ s revere A.J. Liebling even though I did not rank him as an effective press critic ? ■ he backs up his judgements with reporting ■ he owes more of his reputation as a press critic to his skill at manufacturing quips and composing toothsome prose than his fans would like to admit ” 6 . Define the public sphere theory. (pg 11 ( ■ members of the middle class “ came together to engage in reasoned argument over
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