#The Role Of Journalism

1. Research and summarize the thinking of Walter Lippmann and John Dewey about the role of journalists.

` In the 1920s, Lippmann was a journalist and social commentator who dined with presidents and occasionally wrote their speeches. Dewey was a philosopher at Columbia University. Lippmann created many books such as Public Opinion,The Phantom Public, etc. They also had an ” inaccurate and social reform “

2. How does social media affects news gathering?

` Social media affects news gathering because it replaces the the traditional newspaper by giving out fast, probably inaccurate information from their point of view. 

3. How do you think Lippmann and Dewey would respond to the idea of citizen journalists using mobile devices and social media?

` Using mobile devices and social media, Lippmann and Dewey would respond to the idea of citizen journalists by taking it to the head on twitter. Lol >.< 

4. Is crowdsourcing news a good idea? Why or why not?

` Crowdsourcing doesn’t seem to be a pretty good idea according to cbsnews.com the basic idea is to tap into the collective intelligence of the public at large to complete business-related tasks that a company would normally either perform itself or outsource to a third-party provider. So it gets to the public faster with the point of views of others, just without getting paid for it. 


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