media and democracy

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media and democracy 05:00 What are the roles of commercial media in a democracy? Hoe does media influence  democratic politics in the US? How have scholars studied these questions? Walter Lippmann-  Harold Lasswell- interested in the way in which people think with picutres in their  head. Both of these people – broadcast and mass media in the 20 th  century- they were  skeptical and concerned with citizens’ ability to make rational judgments on public  issues when presented with information from “mass Media” More on Lasswell- Studied the relationship between media government and wartime Government has to “sell” war to the people o Enemy leader must become symbol of evil o War must be portrayed as defensive John Dewey-  Maintained faith in public engagement The problem isn’t the people, it’s the media system. Methods of debate and 
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