Media Watchdog for Government Author’s Name Institutional Affiliation Introduction The primary role of the media group is to provide the public with updated information relating to the current events about the government the economy and other crucial information. The media also plays the role of educating the public about various issues and awareness of things that pop up in this modern world. Happer (2013) explained that the media has an impact in the construction of beliefs and social changes in its audience. Another important aspect that the media addresses is the ethics of various stakeholders and persons. For instance it monitors the conduct of the government officials and ethics concerning the law technology business and social aspect of human relation. The media has many roles to mention but the aim of this paper is to expound on its role as a government watchdog and its influence on the public because it can educate inform as well as influence the public. References Coronel S. (2010). Corruption and the watchdog role of the news media. Public Sentinel: News media and governance reform 111-136. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi0q7Sd9JjSAhUHRI8KHR3GBZsQFgg3MAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hks.harvard.edu%2Ffs%2Fpnorris%2FAcrobat%2FWorldBankReport%2FChapter%25205%2520Coronel.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGqHY7LsIVTUAOVruMzAymv-xpMzg&sig2=OLeb0koScDL47gam9bVngQDimitriades Z. S. (2002). Business ethics and corporate social responsibility in the e-economy: a commentary. EJBO-Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies. Happer C. & Philo G. (2013). The role of the media in the construction of public belief and social change. Journal of social and political psychology 1(1) 321-336. Joyce P. (2014 October 15). The Culture of Ethics That the Public Sector Needs. Retrieved December 17 2014 from http://www.governing.com/columns/smart-mgmt/col-culture-ethics-public-sector-needs.htmlRao A. B. (2006). Business ethics and professional values. New Delhi: Excel Books. The Evolving Watchdog: The Media's Role in Government Ethics. WARREN FRANCKE. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Vol 537 Issue 1 pp. 109 - 121. First Published Date: September-08-2016 [...]
Identify an example of ethics (positive or negative) in the public sector that has been highlighted by the media. Discuss the media's role and responsibility as a "government watchdog" and how coverage can influence public opinion on policy issues and the general perception of government. Cite sources APA style.