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r . 15. 16. 17. 18. A __ is similar to a ballot initiative and asks citizens on election day to reaffirm or reject an existing law. @) referendum b. questionnaire c. mandate d. primary e. recall The form of government used in the United States today can best be described as a. totalitarian. ® c. d. e. republican. direct democracy. authoritarian. anarcho-syndicalism. Compared to the general population, journalists are more likely to be a. white. b. male. c. college graduates. d. Democrats. @) all of the above. In a __ form of government, the general public selects agents to represent it in political decision-making. a. totalitarian ~ republican c. direct democracy d. authoritarian e. anarcho-syndicalist 19. The differences in access to and mastery of information and communication technology between segments of the community is known as (a:) the technology gap. ¥. yellow journalism. c. muckraking. d. the penny press. e. the information gap. 20. When the media acts as the "eyes and ears to the world" by drawing attention to Congressional pork-barrel spending, for example, they are performing their a. entertainment function. ® surveillance function. c. interpretation function. d. socialization function. e. evaluation function. 21. The general trend in media ownership in the twentieth century has been a. towards diversification in micro-markets. b. towards decentralization and increased competition as a result of deregulation. @ towards greater consolidation and concentration of ownership. d. towards greater specialization in topics. e. unchanged since the late nineteenth century.
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22. Some states have laws that prohibit mandatory union membership in the workplace. These are generally referred to as a. anti-labor states. & "right to work" states. c. pro-business states. d. pro-choice states. e. blue states. 23. What event impelled President Lyndon B. Johnson to say he had lost the support of Middle America? a. the high number of casualties in the Vietnam War, particularly in 1968 b. low approval ratings of his presidency in public opinion polls c. public opinion surVeys indicating Democrats had moved from supporting to opposing the war a> Walter Cronkite's negative assessment of the Vietnam War on the news e. race riots over the higher number of minorities serving in the war, particularly in Los Angeles, a powerful state in the electoral college. 24. When a journalist examines and report., on societal ills, such as corruption in ~ olit.iCS or. ab~ses in b~siness, the journalist is said to be engaged in mvestlgatIve reportmg. . causal reporting.
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