Media responsibility

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For other types of responsibility, see Responsibility (disambiguation).

Media responsibility is a term for the belief that mass media have a basic responsibility to help strengthen and support democratic processes.

Although this is a subjective concept, and hard to define, arguments have been made for newspapers, television, radio, and perhaps types of Internet communication to act as a government watchdog, as a gatekeeper and instrument to disseminate necessary information, and more popularly, as a reflection of cultural interests and trends.