Mass Media in Pakistan MCM304
Department of Mass Communication
Virtual University of Pakistan Fall 2019
ASSIGNMENT NO.2 MARKS: 15
To develop the understanding of the media’s role as watchdog and as a mirror of the society.
To develop the media analysis skills.
In modern democracies, two things are very important: Accountability and Free Mass Media.
Moreover, a free mass media work as a watchdog and as a mirror of the society.
Considering the prevailing democratic setup of Pakistan, to what extent do you agree that the media has been fulfilling its role as a watchdog and as a mirror of the society? Discuss by giving examples. (15 Marks)
Students will easily analyze and give an overview of media’s different roles.
Note: Copied material will be graded “Zero”
Opening Date and Time January 03 , 2019 at 12:01 A.M (midnight) Due Date and Time January 09 ,2019 at 11:59 P.M (midnight)
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Use the font style “Times New Roman” and font size “12”.
It is advised to compose your document in MS-Word.
Use black and blue font colors only.
Use APA style for referencing and citation. For guided search “APA reference style” in Google and read various websites containing information for better understanding or visit http://linguistics.byu.edu/faculty/henrichsenl/apa/APA01.html
Every student will work individually and has to write in the form of an analytical assignment.
Give the answer, according to question, there will be negative marking for irrelevant material.
For acquiring the relevant knowledge don’t rely only on handouts, but watch the video lectures and use other reference books also.
Rules for Marking:
Please note that your assignment will not be graded or graded as Zero (0) if:
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