How well does the media hold those in power to account?

In this lesson, we will use a case study of the MPs' expenses scandal to explore how the media supports the values of a democracy.

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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, journalists should aim to be biased when they are reporting on a story?

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Q2.Which of the following sets out the regulations to be followed by the BBC?

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Q3.True or false, a story about a reformed criminal winning the lottery is in the public interest?

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Q4.What was the Leveson Inquiry set up to investigate?

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Q5.Which of the following is NOT a key role of the media in a democracy?

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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, journalists should aim to be biased when they are reporting on a story?

1/5

Q2.Which of the following sets out the regulations to be followed by the BBC?

2/5

Q3.True or false, a story about a reformed criminal winning the lottery is in the public interest?

3/5

Q4.What was the Leveson Inquiry set up to investigate?

4/5

Q5.Which of the following is NOT a key role of the media in a democracy?

5/5

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Quiz:

How well does the media hold those in power to account?

Assess what you learnt in your lesson today by completing the quiz below. Don't forget to click 'get your score' at the end. Good luck!

Q1.True or false, a story about a member of a pop group having plastic surgery on their nose is in the public interest?

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Q2.Which of the following is NOT a key value in a democracy?

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Q3.True or false, one way the media can support democratic values is by ensuring they publish accurate information?

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Q4.Which newspaper broke the story about the MPs expenses scandal?

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Q5.Which of the following is a reason to support the publication of MPs' expenses in the media?

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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 well does the media hold those in power to account?

Assess what you learnt in your lesson today by completing the quiz below. Don't forget to click 'get your score' at the end. Good luck!

Q1.True or false, a story about a member of a pop group having plastic surgery on their nose is in the public interest?

1/5

Q2.Which of the following is NOT a key value in a democracy?

2/5

Q3.True or false, one way the media can support democratic values is by ensuring they publish accurate information?

3/5

Q4.Which newspaper broke the story about the MPs expenses scandal?

4/5

Q5.Which of the following is a reason to support the publication of MPs' expenses in the media?

5/5

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

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