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Future of Responsible Journalism Essay

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As mentioned in the previous essays, the conversation of the future accountable journalism was examined. From an overall design of the problem (irresponsible journalism) to talking about the causes of an unsure future, the focus of today's examination is suggesting a solution. Old media (papers, print journalism, etc.) has broken away from being target information sources to becoming a tool for political bias. As an instance, British national papers are tasked with the various political factions in England. They make no pretense of objectivity. But during preliminary research, the solution which instantly came to mind was government censorship of articles. After delving deeper to this route, in 2004, this alternative was explored. "During recent congressional hearings on broadcast radio and television offenses of Federal Communications Commission indecency standards, several lawmakers hinted that they believed federal censorship attempts should extend beyond accredited TV and radio operators to social networking sources, such as satellite, cable, and Internet providers" (Thierer). It must be noted that these indecency standards would only apply to subscription based programming. Subscription based programming isn't monitored by the FCC so they get protection against the First Amendment. With each debate there are two conflicting viewpoints. Arguments in support of government censorship have been it might lead to the growth of a family friendly tier of programming. Arguments against government censorship were that the government would just prohibits subscription based programming; thus, violating their constitutional rights. Today's proposed alternative for the future of responsible journalism is obligation. Accounta...

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