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Newspaper Portrayals of Boris Johnson in the British Newspapers
Journalism & Communication
Pages 16 (4016 words)
NEWSPAPER PORTRAYALS OF BORIS JOHNSON IN THE BRITISH NEWSPAPERS 1 Review of Literature 1.1 Media’s role in British Society In Britain, the media’s role is clearly defined. This is indeed an accolade that most researchers have said is the envy of the media elsewhere (Brown, 2009).
Naturally, the arms of government are defined as the legislative, judiciary and executive. Each of these has a constitutional role that they play in the democratic practice of government. To this end, it is these three arms of government that are officially accepted for all or any former duties (Angel, 2012). But as times went by in the practice of freedom of expression and freedom of the press through the provisions of democratic governance, the media was one area that was seen to have taken so much advantage of the provision, making its impact felt in almost every aspect of British life. It was for this reason that the media its self and the public started referring to the media as the fourth arm of government, necessary for undertaking the role of correcting and directing the society; especially government. Research has showed that one of the best and most favorable conditions that make it possible for the British media to have such influential role in British society is because media practice has been clearly diversified in Britain (Gunter, 2000). What this means is that in almost every aspect of social practice, there is a line of media practice that caters for that aspect. ...
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