What is the role of the media in a democracy?

In this lesson, we will explore the role of the media in: influencing and informing the public; reporting news accurately; investigating issues and exposing problems in the public interest; and scrutinising the government and others in power and holding them to account for their actions.

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Quiz:

What is the role of the media in a democracy?

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Q1.True or false, media, such as social media, is often referred to as traditional media?

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Q2.True or false, 'Democracy' comes from the Latin words 'demos' meaning people, and 'kratos' meaning power?

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Q3.True or false, a democracy is a country where the people choose the government?

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Q4.Which of the following BEST describes the key characteristics of the media in a democracy?

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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:

What is the role of the media in a democracy?

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!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.True or false, media, such as social media, is often referred to as traditional media?

1/5

Q2.True or false, 'Democracy' comes from the Latin words 'demos' meaning people, and 'kratos' meaning power?

2/5

Q3.True or false, a democracy is a country where the people choose the government?

3/5

Q4.Which of the following BEST describes the key characteristics of the media in a democracy?

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

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Lesson summary: What is the role of the media in a democracy?

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