MCM304 Assignment 1 Solution Fall 2017

ASSIGNMENT                                                              NO.1                                                                                          MARKS                                                 : 20


Role of Mass Media  

 Learning Objectives:

  • To develop the understanding of information sources.

 To develop the analytical skills.

 Q 1:

Print media in Pakistan is a source to provide in-depth information and background detail of political news stories. In this regard,  you  are required to go through daily newspapers “Dawn” and “Express Tribune”. Your task is to analyze and compare the coverage of NAB Corruption references cases of Sharif Family in context of Panama leaks in these newspapers. 

You have to do analysis and discussion on the basis of following points:

  • Effect of the ownership, mission statements or declared media policy if any on the

coverage of the said issue

  • Objectivity in the coverage 
  • Sensationalism in the coverage of this issue
  • Exaggeration of news 
  • Presentation styles

  Q 2: The historical development of Pakistani media has passed to different to different rulers’ tenures.  As per your opinion, which era has remarkable contributions in the development of media in Pakistan? Support your opinion with research based arguments.