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Yes! The Very Basics!!!
Transcript of Yes! The Very Basics!!!
Mass Media & Society
Yes! The Very Basics!!!
WE THE PEOPLE of the United States , in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.
Estates of Power (3)
Legislative- makes the laws. Congress- House of Reps/Senate
Executive- executes the laws. Pres. V.P. and Secretaries
Judicial- Nine justices determine if the laws are CONSTITUTIONAL!!!!!!!
CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Fifth Implicit Freedom
THE PUBLIC’S RIGHT TO KNOW
CBS 60 Minutes and other news investigative programs.
Blogs, news networks, newspapers, news magazines,The media, empowered by the First Amendment, acts as a check and balance for all the other power blocks.
“Were it left up to me to have a government without newspapers or newspapers without government, I should not hesitate to take the latter.”
6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by in IMPARTIAL jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him, to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
More Basic Theory
1942 Hutchins Commission
Funded by Henry Luce
Conflict between 1st & 6th Amendments
1st Amendment- Free Press
6th Amendment- Impartial Jury
ex: Jodi Arias, George Zimmerman