Wk 4 – Summative Assessment 2: Contemporary Media Forms

Social media platforms and other technology have revolutionized how we communicate with one another and how news is delivered. Unfortunately, social media platforms, and even some news outlets, contain misinformation. In this assignment, you will investigate the role of social media in American news media. You will also reflect on these organizations’ responsibility to provide accurate information. 
 
Write a 400- to 600-word paper in which you answer the following:

What role do the following play in contemporary American society?
Traditional news media
Social media
What do you think the news media’s responsibility is in providing accurate information to the public?
Are social media platforms responsible for ensuring the content their users share is accurate and factual? Why or why not? 

Include 2 examples to support your conclusions.
 
Cite at least 1 source to support your assignment.
 
Format your paper according to APA guidelines.
 
Submit your assignment.
 
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