Research the events surrounding the airing and aftermath of the investigative news story “For the Record,” produced by CBS news and Dan Rather in 2004.
Based on your research of what actually unfolded, write a 700- to 1,050-word summary of the events and your opinion as to whether or not CBS news should have aired the program. Defend your position based on your understanding of the social responsibilities of journalists.
Include the following in your summary:
- An assessment regarding how information media affect American values
- A description of the role of the news media in politics
- An evaluation of the effect of electronic media on this story
Running Head: RATHERGATE CONTROVERSY Rathergate ControversyNameInstitutional Affiliation 1 RATHERGATE CONTROVERSY 2 IntroductionRathergate controversy emerged after Dan Rather of CBS news…