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04.04 The Media The media affect the political knowledge of citizens. Media selections are often biased and ideologically based. For your assignment, you will analyze a news article from the last month that contains media bias and then prepare a response to the following prompt based on the article. Americans make up a large and ideologically diverse audience that is rapidly increasing its demand for media and political communications. This has led to debates over media bias, the impact of media ownership, and the impact of partisan news sites. Articulate a defensible claim or thesis on whether media analysis and commentary influence political views. Steps: Select an article from within the last month that expresses political opinions or commentary. Write a one-paragraph summary and analysis of the article, including specific examples from the article that demonstrate specific media bias. Identify at least one example as agenda-setting, framing, priming, or selection bias.

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