Topic: role of media
6. Responsible news media not just needs to provide credible information but also needs to enjoy the trust of the population. Comment. (250 words)
Reference: The Hindu
Why the question:
The question is amidst rising responsibility of News media amidst tough situations the world is facing owing to covid-19 pandemic.
Key Demand of the question:
Comment upon the role of media in providing credible information and the need to enjoy the trust of the population at the same time.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Start with brief context of the question.
Explain that If the idea of journalism is to function as an integral estate of democracy, and if its mandate is to empower citizens, then it not just needs to provide credible information but also needs to enjoy the trust of the population. Citizens should direct questions towards influential voices.
Give examples in support of your answer.
Take hints from the article and support your answer.
Conclude with way forward.