Credibility and Impact Exploring the Internet and Politics
Assessment A, Part One - Credibility and Impact: Exploring the Internet and Politics Indicate whether each website is credible.
The Drudge Report: not credible
Daily Kos: not credible
The Huffington Post: not credible
POLITICO: not credible
Salon: not credible
Colbert Nation: not credible
The Hill: credible
The Nation: credible
Red, Green and Blue: not credible
Crooks and Liars: not credible
The Washington Post: credible
The New York Times: credible
Assessment A, Part 2: Answer the Senator about Credibility
Comment on credibility issues pertaining to using information from Internet sources. As a researcher, I must be aware of what information from the Internet. I must keep a look out for bias opinions, and cited materials.
Assessment B: Writing the Speech
Speech Introductory Paragraph
The Internet has reshaped the political landscape to where politicians keep up with technology to be current. The Internet is a tool of which gossip and bad news about politics spreads very quickly, so politicians must be able to react quickly. The Internet has changed how people view politics and politicians as a whole. The Internet empowers Americans to participate in the political process, and enables those who want to be more involved in the political process. Politicians can directly benefit from the Internet from gathering news, but also allows for politicians to communicate with constituents. The Internet has changed politics by adding lightning speed to information, allowing more voter participation, and giving the politicians the ability to react quickly to what is happening in the world.
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Part II: Do the information media have social responsibility? If yes, in what ways? If no, why not?
Yes, the information media does have a responsibility to the social, or public eye. I feel this is...
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