Survey: Broadcast Journalism

20 Questions  I  By Hath2551 on April 7, 2009
Unit 2 Exam Review: Chapters 5-8

  
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1.  A fundamental change from the 1970's is that big-time television today no longer has:
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2.  Overall, the largest sector of U.S. broadcast journalism today is:
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3.  The Swedish engineer whose design was to rethink analogous waves of energy in terms of dots and dashes was:
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4.  If a TV network broadcasts a female-oriented sitcom when its top rival is airing a pro football game, that's usually called:
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5.  Networks and their affiliates have argued over how much a network has to pay a station in:
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6.  Media corporations are said to be seeking synergy when they:
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7.  The term "bit" is formed by compressing two terms; they are:
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8.  One tool that many radio stations use to analyze the timing and competitiveness of their programs is the:
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9.  The TV program credited with (or blamed for) making profitability mandatory in news is:
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10.  In order to describe the speed of bits flowing in data streams, engineers refer to "bit rates," which are measured in:
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11.  Sometimes a radio manager, seeing a weakness in a rival station, will:
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13.  On average, TV-news salaries are very low, starting at little more than:
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14.  One major breakthrough in the development of the personal computer was the addition of icons and visual links to replace text-based commands in the computer's operating system. This innovation was called:
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15.  The number of local TV stations in the country from which newscasts flow is about:
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16.  The only true broadcasters in the U.S. system are:
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17.  Among the most popular radio personalities syndicated in the United States has been:
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18.  The broadcast industry rests on a three-legged stool of these economic factors:
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19.  Unlike most countries, the United States began early to allow broadcasting to operate as:
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20.  In the basic transaction in commercial broadcasting,
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