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Running head: ROLE OF MEDIA1Role of Media in US DemocracyThe role of media in a US democracy is to exploit linkage institution where a structured system of society connects people with the government. Today, despite the media’s lack of seriousness and bias news, the media as a watchdog and protector of public opinions successfullyestablishes a democratic principle that is governed by the people and for the people.The media is one of the most used institutions in society. The media is a great evolution for “elected officials to inform citizens of their actions” and for citizens to allow elected officials to understand their wants and needs in politics (142). Mass communication exchanges information to a large number of people; moreover, mass media establishes a connection to communicate with the audience. Mass media has two distinct types: Print Media and Electronic Media. Print Media is defined to transfer information through publishing text and pictures on paper, which is newspapers, magazines, and journals. Hence, in the past, the first newspapers were financed by political parties to their message to the people. Now, the media has expanded