Study Questions ch 6

Study Questions ch 6 - C) favor receiving more political...

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Study Questions Chapter 6 1. For the media to contribute to democracy, it should try to A) provide accurate political information to citizens. B) represent opposition to the government. C) make profits for media companies. D) provide good information to consumers of merchandise. E) provide fast political information to citizens. 2. Which of the following is a role of the mass media in a democracy? A) acting as a watchdog over government B) making clear what electoral choices the public has C) presenting a diverse, full, and enlightening set of ideas about public policy D) all of the above 3. Most Americans A) do not get as much political information as they want. B) do not want a lot of political information.
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Unformatted text preview: C) favor receiving more political information. D) favor news over entertainment. E) none of the above 4. What makes a political event newsworthy? 5. The news that the media presents is affected by the organization and technology of news gathering and news production. Much depends upon where reporters are, what sources they talk to, and what sorts of video pictures are available. Explain. 6. Agenda setting is an important, perhaps most important effect of media on American politics. Define agenda-setting: what is it and why is it so important. In what ways does research illustrate some negative aspects to this power of media?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2012 for the course POL 1 taught by Professor Robertbrown during the Fall '05 term at Riverside Community College.

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