This question seeks to test your ability to demonstrate an understanding of media theory models and applicable theoretics from political science and sociology which circumscribe the political process and the medias interaction within it, as well as relevant media theory such as media systems and effects; the public sphere, and democratic functions. The word count for these essays is 2000 words. They are to be written in an academic style with in-text citations where appropriate, and with a bibliography of works cited appended. Where appropriate, it may be useful to include reference material in an appendix, which will not count towards your word count. In such instances, any additional analytical or critical writing included in the appendix will be disregarded when it comes to grading the essay.