Opioid Epidemic Case Presentation  


Stakeholder: The Press,  Media, Journalism  and Social Media

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Media Organizations  and Social Media

The media plays an important role in maintaining and enhancing our democracy, yet more and more Americans distrust the fragmented media.

 

Examining the role of the media  in the Pain Opioid Epidemic Ecosystem

 

The media outlet's coverage of the opioid epidemic illustrates the challenges and opportunities for the media in reporting and covering complex social issues. As the shapers of public opinion, the media plays a crucial role within the pain opioid ecosystem.

When complete this section will include the latest articles, social media, lectures, and related information relevant to the Pain Opioid Epidemic Case. 

 

America on Opioids: The many faces of the country’s addiction crisis portrayed through the media 

1. Personal Stories

2. Political reporting and analysis  

3. Business

4. Health and well being

5. Opinions

6. Legal system

7. Consumer-oriented 

8. Science and technology 

Link to examples of media coverage 

The Atlantic

The New York Times 

John Oliver

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"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

First Amendment 

Passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791. The first of 10 amendments form the Bill of Rights​

Examining the role of the media  in the Opioid Epidemic

The Hutchins Commission’s  five essential mandates for the  press:

first, providing “a truthful, comprehensive, and intelligent account of the day’s events”;

second, furnishing a forum for discussion of “all the important viewpoints and interests in the society”;

third, offering a “representative picture” of society and its various groups;

fourth, educating the public on “the ideals towards which the community should strive”; and

fifth, making information available to everybody.

From; How Can the Press Best Serve a Democratic Society?  Michael Luo The NewYorker July 11, 2020

The media plays and important role maintaining and enhancing our democracy, yet more and more Americans distrust the fragmented media.

More than 25 years  into the Opioid Epidemic we have no idea where this crisis is headed. But what we do know is that the coronavirus, in addition to being terrifyingly contagious, acts as an unusually merciless magnifying glass, showing the flaws in our politics, our healthcare system, our social safety net. And in our media.

Media outlet's coverage of the Opioid Epidemic illustrate the challenges and opportunities for the media in reporting and covering complex health, political social issues. As the shapers of public opinion, the media plays a crucial role within the Pain Opioid Epidemic ecosystem.

The overall goal of the exploration of the media as a stakeholder is to evolve a framework for engaging citizens and facilitating public opinion based on reliable information and recognition of the centrality of the citizen in the body politic.

 

Goal: 

 

Examining the role of the media  in the Pain Opioid Epidemic Ecosystem

 

The media outlet's coverage of the opioid epidemic illustrates the challenges and opportunities for the media in reporting and covering complex social issues. As the shapers of public opinion, the media plays a crucial role within the pain opioid ecosystem.

When complete this section will include the latest articles, social media, lectures, and related information relevant to the Pain Opioid Epidemic Case. 

 

 

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