McCutcheon, Chuck, “Trust in Media, Can news outlets regain the public’s confidence’?”,
Justice Hugo L. Black quote: New York Times v. US (Pentagon Papers) 1971 “The Press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of the government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people” After reading the above article and any others that relate to the topic please include the following in the discussion:
Briefly describe the main arguments in the McCutcheon article. What are the problems and what are possible solutions? Do you agree or disagree with Justice Black’ view? Support your position. How can the media (which includes TV, written press, social media, radio, internet) regain your confidence? Given the tensions between the press and the President what should be the role of the media in a democracy?



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