mg11 - November 30 Panel Sergeant you got a lot a damn gall...

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Sergeant, you got a lot a damn gall to ask me if I've rehabilitated myself… you want to know if I'm moral enough join the army, burn women, kids, houses and villages after bein' a litterbug? - Arlo Guthrie 1967 The mainstream U.S. press did not report civilian casualties until two years later when Seymour Hersh broke the story of the My Lai massacre, in which hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese civilians were killed by U.S. soldiers. Hersh later was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting.
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FINAL EXAM Five questions Demonstrate your understanding of media and government Refer to readings, speakers, class discussion to support your answers Will require some new readings (posted before exam) About 200-300 words per answer
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SAMPLE QUESTION I Over the course of the semester, we discussed several instances in which news coverage focused on “horse race” issues rather than substance. The most glaring of these was passage of the health care bill in March. News stories generally focused on political strategy, vote counts and parliamentary procedures instead of the details of the proposal and how it would impact the nation’s health care system. With this in mind, if you were editor of The Star-Ledger , how would you have your reporters cover the current budget debate in Trenton so that it is informative enough for readers to form educated opinions, as well as interesting enough to make them want to read their stories?
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