Item Details

The Media [electronic resource]: Inside Story

produced by the Educational Film Center
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Explores the media as an integral part of American democracy, highlighting its scrutiny of the performance of public officials, the interdependence of politics and the media, and the power the media wields in selecting the news. Examples include the Washington Post's investigation of the deaths of 240 children and subsequent challenge of D.C. Child Protection Services; the press' revelation of the dangers of smoking during the "Tobacco Wars", and a field trip to CNN.
Performers
Hosted by Renée Poussaint.
Release Date
2003
Run Time
27 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
high school
9-12
Notes
  • Series covers topics of civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions recommended by The Civics Framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress developed by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Companion web site includes topic overviews, readings, critical thinking activity and web-based resources for each program.
Related Title
From court to court.
A Holy alliance.
Who chooses the news.
Series
Democracy in America
Series Statement
Democracy in America ; 10
Contents
  • Challenging the system (10 min.)
  • A holy alliance (8 min.)
  • Who chooses the news (9 min.)
ISBN
1576806758 (series)
Published
South Burlington, Vt. : Annenberg/CPB, c2003.
Description
Mode of access: Windows Media Player, World Wide Web.
Technical Details
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