What does M. Baum mean by “soft news”?
For this assignment, please, read an excerpt “Soft News Goes to War: Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy in the New Media Age” by M. Baum. You can find a PDF of this short reading in the same folder below the prompt.
In your essay, please, explain 1) What does M. Baum mean by “soft news”? 2) What are some examples of soft news coverage given in the reading? 3) What roles does soft news play in shaping public awareness and political interest, according to M. Baum? Finally, please, reflect on this last question: 4) How would you describe the role that “soft news” plays in a democracy? Do you think “soft news” is helpful for keeping the public informed and engaged, or not?
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