read the text book american government 2e answer chapter 8 amp 9 questions double space 1 page per question

Chapter 8 (Media) Question(s) (10 points) (half a page or more of writing per question/response, double space, must cite from textbook at least once. Provide specific examples)::

According to the text, what are some potential issues with increased media concentration and the nature of the media being mostly corporate owned? How has social media changed the nature of media in the US? In your view has social media been a positive or negative thing in terms of informing the public and empowering politicians online? Why?

Chapter 9 (Political Parties) Question(s) (10 points) (half a page or more of writing per question/response, double space, must cite from textbook at least once. Provide specific examples)::

According to the text, what role do political parties play in the United States? Does gerrymandering pose a threat to democracy in America? Why or why not? Will having independent commissions conduct redistricting help solve this problem? In California for example the independent commission has 15 people who are not elected officials: 5 Democrat, 5 Republican, and 5 Independent.