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Lindsay Schwartz Mass Media and You 3/29/2018 Spotlight Extra Credit Reaction Paper Media and journalism are an evolving field that has benefitted our society in many ways.  Although some people believe that media is corrupting us, it also informs us with important  information we would not receive without it. For example, in the movie  Spotlight , we see the  hard work and effort that is put in to creating a mass media story. In the movie, the Boston Globe is working with victims, churches, and lawyers to expose 90 priests who were child molesters  just in the city of Boston. This scandal would have never been exposed if it weren’t for the  media. Catholic people would still be praising these terrible people if it weren’t for the  journalists working for the Boston Globe.  Journalists play a very crucial role in being watchdogs in order to maintain our  democracy. A democracy is a form of government where citizens exercise power directly or by  electing representatives to form a governing body. It is important for the citizens to stay 
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