Media of Mass Communication short essay

Media of Mass Communication p. 71  

Assignment:  News-Gathering Gone Too Far  (for more detail reference page 71 of textbook attached above). 

In a few paragraphs in a short essay, discuss what you think about this Point/Counter-Point.  You may use the example of the demise of News of the World or provide your own as an example:

“You can’t have a free press without the press being free.  This means uninhibited inquiry.”  Vs “Decency should trump news-gathering that invades privacy, interferes with criminal investigations, and nothing to do with serving a public good.”

In your answer, consider at least the following questions:  Are there inherent problems with these statements? If so, what are they?  What do you base your decision on?  In your summary, explain the reasoning for your answer.


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