Learning Objectives

8.1 Identify the functions of the news media in a democracy.

8.2 Discuss three different factors that influence foreign news coverage in the United States.

8.3 Explain the ways the U.S. government tries to control media coverage.

8.4 Summarize the ways government has used or been impacted by social media.

8.5 Describe the role of foreign media sources to U.S. news consumers.