mass media

Attention All Students:

Once again both Lesson # 3 and Lesson # 4 are mandatory, and you cannot skip them.

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
mass media
Get an essay WRITTEN FOR YOU, Plagiarism free, and by an EXPERT!
Order Essay

All students must post at least one long post and two short posts for each of these two lessons. by their due dates.

Once again you cannot skip this assignment.

All students must read the following reading assignments very carefully.

Chapter 6 on “The News Media” from the Struggle for Democracy by Drs. Greenberg and Page, and

Chapter 13 on the “Mass Media” from the Democracy for the Few by Dr. Parenti.

Scholarly research shows that the mass media help set the political agenda for ordinary citizens. But there are two kinds of mass media in the United States: The Mainstream media owned by giant corporations, like the CNN, L.A Times, N.Y. Times, the Wall Street Journal, Times Magazine, Newsweek, CBS, NBC, ABC…

And the Non-Mainstream media which run no corporate commercials /advertisements and are publicly owned (mostly supported by donations by their subscribers /the public.)

Examples of Non-mainstream will be Pacifica Radio (KPFK in Los Angeles Area F.M. 90.7), NPR F.M. 89.3, the Nation Magazine, The Humanist, Z magazine…

In this assignment, you must compare nonmainstream and mainstream media coverage of current pressing domestic and global political issues in a scholarly fashion. You must also answer the 5 questions at the bottom of this post. To accomplish these tasks, you must first read chapters on the mass media from both Democracy for the Few and the Struggle for Democracy.

Furthermore, you must listen to KPFK radio station, F.M. 90.7, or go online or and listen to one of Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now” program on that radio station. You can also navigate through that cite and obtain a hard copy of the same program.

There are several other important programs at KPFK like “the Middle East Focus”, “Beneath the Surface”, “Nation Magazine”, “Lawyers Guild” or weekday’s 6:00 p.m. news that you can use. Listening to KPFK, F.M. 90.7, or reading its programs online is mandatory.

This is not optional. You must cite specific examples from that radio station.

You cannot cite just a few simplistic headlines information. You must cite specific, detailed information from KPFK programs and your detailed responses to them.

You should also access the web site of the nation magazine by clicking “” and read a couple of articles on one or two current major foreign and domestic policy issues/ crisis like the war in Iraq, the Palestinian Israeli conflict, International Economic Crisis or Global Environmental condition /crisis.

You must also read a couple of articles on at least one of the following current major domestic issues/crises: The Patriotic Act and its restrictions of Civil Liberties in the United States or the current economic crisis and meltdown in the United States.

Furthermore, you must watch a couple of CNN or CBS news programs and read a couple of articles from the L.A. Times or the Wall Street Journal or any mainstream media of your choice on at least one current major foreign policy issue/ crisis AND at least one current major domestic issue/ crisis. Please read the examples provided above.

This is also a must. This is not optional.

Then you must compare and contrast the coverage of those issues by both the Mainstream media; (CNN, L.A.Times,…), and the nonmainstream Media; KPFK F.M. 90.7, the Nation Magazine.

After that you must answer all of the following questions:

1) What does Dr. Parenti mean by “He Who Pays the Piper” and by “the ideological monopoly”? Based on your research which media (mainstream or nonmainstream) is guilty of those charges? (Manifests ideological monopoly the way described by Dr. Parenti.)

2) Which one, the mainstream or the nonmainstream media deals with the root causes of current issues or crisis like the Palestinian Israeli conflict, the global climate change, the crisis of gun violence in the United States, the U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, the Russian Interference in the American Election, the restrictions of Civil Liberties in the United States especially for women and the LBGTQ community?

3) What does Dr. Parenti mean by the “official manipulation?” Based on your research did you see more official manipulation in the mainstream media or the non-mainstream Media? Which one feeds us the official line of the current U.S. administration and why? In other words which one of the two media: mainstream or nonmainstream, feeds us the official line and which one is doing a better job to play its role as the watchdog?

4) Focus on the section on “Prevailing Themes in Political News” and “Limited Fragmented, and incoherent political information.” The struggle for Democracy.) Which one of the two: Mainstream or Nonmainstream is guilty of those charges?

5) In your essay, you must include KPFK’s programs comparison with either CBS or CNN news programs. If you live in an area that you cannot get that radio station you can go online and listen to that station online. The online address of that station is or these two links both give you access to KPFK and give you the option of listening to or reading the programs of your choice online.

The following are required:

You must write a scholarly essay.

Please try your best to restrain your emotions and construct them in a logical scholarly essay. Your position is not the issue here.

How scholarly you do your research and how well you support your position is the main focus of this exercise.

You must post at least one long post and at least two short posts.

Your long post must be at least two and a half pages single-spaced.

You must answer the entire question.

The Homework Market
Order NOW For A 10% Discount!
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Choose Us

Top quality papers

We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.

Professional academic writers

We have hired a team of professional writers experienced in academic and business writing. Most of them are native speakers and PhD holders able to take care of any assignment you need help with.

Free revisions

If you feel that we missed something, send the order for a free revision. You will have 10 days to send the order for revision after you receive the final paper. You can either do it on your own after signing in to your personal account or by contacting our support.

On-time delivery

All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.

Original & confidential

We use several checkers to make sure all papers are plagiarism-free and do not share them with third parties.

24/7 Customer Support

Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

We'll send you the first draft for approval by at
Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.


Essay Writing Service

You are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper. Our academic experts will gladly help you with essays, case studies, research papers and other assignments.


Admission help & business writing

You can be positive that we will be here 24/7 to help you get accepted to the Master’s program at the TOP-universities or help you get a well-paid position.


Editing your paper

Our academic writers and editors will help you submit a well-structured and organized paper just on time. We will ensure that your final paper is of the highest quality and absolutely free of mistakes.


Editing your paper

Our academic writers and editors will help you submit a well-structured and organized paper just on time. We will ensure that your final paper is of the highest quality and absolutely free of mistakes.

× Contact Live Agents