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Call to Action
Prepare: One of the major impacts of the media is the ability to effect change.
While that is a welcome characteristic to us as citizens, it can come as an unwelcome function to those who find themselves at the center of corruption, scandal, and social injustices. Read Chapter 6, “The Media as Policy Makers” in the textbook and pay particular attention to the section “Muckraking Models.”
Reflect: Think about the concept “muckraking” and choose one of the three types to explore further by choosing a local news story that contains characteristics of it.
● In your own words, what does “muckracking” mean?
● What are the specific types of “muckracking”?
● How does the story you chose fit the particular type of “muckracking” you identified?
Write: Once you have considered each of the questions, write a 250- to 300-word response addressing each of them. In your initial post, you must include at least one in-text citation from the reading material and an additional in-text citation from a scholarly source that you locate in the Ashford University Library or from another credible source. At the end of your post, include your name and a full reference for all sources cited in the body of your post. All citations and references must adhere to APA style guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
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Respond to Peers: After writing your initial post, read the posts of your peers and respond to at least two others about what they discovered. Your responses should address them by name, be between 100 and 150 words in length, and you must include your name at the end of each response.