How does the media hold those in power to account?

In this lesson, we discuss specific examples of how the media hold people in powerful positions to account for their actions. We also consider examples of when the work of journalists has made a real difference to society.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.True or False? In a democracy, you can criticise the government without the fear of punishment.

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Q2.Which of these was not mentioned in this lesson as being a role of the media in a democracy?

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Q3.Which of these was not described as a key characteristic of a democracy?

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Q4.Why is it important that the media informs and educates the public?

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Q5.What was the focus of the Daily Mail's campaign, discussed during this lesson?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.True or False? In a democracy, you can criticise the government without the fear of punishment.

1/5

Q2.Which of these was not mentioned in this lesson as being a role of the media in a democracy?

2/5

Q3.Which of these was not described as a key characteristic of a democracy?

3/5

Q4.Why is it important that the media informs and educates the public?

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Q5.What was the focus of the Daily Mail's campaign, discussed during this lesson?

5/5

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How does the media hold those in power to account?

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Q1.What is the point of holding someone to account?

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Q2.Which of these answers below was not mentioned as a way of holding someone to account?

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Q3.What was significant about the 2010 Leaders' Debates?

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Q4.What did the investigation by The Sunday Times uncover about a small group of Lords?

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Q5.Which of these did not happen after news reports about MPs' expenses?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How does the media hold those in power to account?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is the point of holding someone to account?

1/5

Q2.Which of these answers below was not mentioned as a way of holding someone to account?

2/5

Q3.What was significant about the 2010 Leaders' Debates?

3/5

Q4.What did the investigation by The Sunday Times uncover about a small group of Lords?

4/5

Q5.Which of these did not happen after news reports about MPs' expenses?

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Lesson summary: How does the media hold those in power to account?

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