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Cecil BundickPOSC-120Journal Entry Week: 11Last week we discussed the overall topic of Politics and the Media. We first began takinga look at why the news media is important and how it developed into something more political than just discussing current affairs. We discussed why a free press is important. And the questionof it being crucial. We also looked at the importance of having multiple news sources to rely upon. Looking at the reality that not all news sources are truthful and that’s just the reality of that. While unfortunate as it may be, it’s what we have to do in modern day society is to breakdown and fact check different media’s sources. Moving on, we then looked at the development of the American Political Press and what that means for us today; looking at the different time periods when different forms of media were most popular and when they were introduced. For example, the radio and having television broadcasts over public airwaves and

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