Edwards, Lineberry Chp. 7

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Edwards, Lineberry Chp. 7

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a consequence of investigative journalism?
    • A. 

      More stringent requirements for becoming a journalist

    • B. 

      Increased news coverage of scandals

    • C. 

      A better informed citizenry

    • D. 

      The increased reliance of television news

    • E. 

      A more in-depth understanding of political issues by typical Americans

  • 2. 
    Who is most likely to receive media coverage?
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      The House of Representatives

    • C. 

      The Senate

    • D. 

      The president

    • E. 

      The Supreme Court

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements about journalists is accurate?
    • A. 

      Journalists consider themselves more liberal than does the general public

    • B. 

      Journalists have a liberal bias in their coverage of politics

    • C. 

      Journalists have a conservative bias in their coverage of politics

    • D. 

      Journalists have a Democratic bias in their coverage of politics

    • E. 

      Journalists have a Republican bias in their coverage of politics

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements are true about the media's agenda-setting effect?I.  the agenda-setting effect influences the criteria by which citizens evaluate political leadersII.  the agenda-setting effect is particularly strong among uninformed citizensIII. the agenda-setting effect is the media's direct impact on how American voteIV. the agenda-setting effect rewards investigative journalism
    • A. 

      I and II only

    • B. 

      III and IV only

    • C. 

      I, II, and III only

    • D. 

      I, III, and IV only

    • E. 

      II, III and IV only

  • 5. 
    What is one foreseeable political consequence of narrow-casting?
    • A. 

      The print media will appeal to a greater percentage of the public

    • B. 

      Politicians will have more freedom to act according to their own agenda because they will be ble to avoid the public eye

    • C. 

      Jounalists will be forced to concentrate more on political issues then on politicians

    • D. 

      The gap between the political elite and the politically uninformed majority will increase

    • E. 

      The public will become more informed about politics

  • 6. 
    What is the primary objective of the American media?
    • A. 

      Enriching democracy

    • B. 

      Informing the public

    • C. 

      Accurately depicting public policy debates

    • D. 

      Providing a means for the government to communicate with the people

    • E. 

      Making a profit

  • 7. 
    A journalist who regularly reports on predictions about interest rates would probably be on which of the following beats?
    • A. 

      White House

    • B. 

      Senate Appropriations committee

    • C. 

      Department of the Interior

    • D. 

      Congress

    • E. 

      Federal Reserve Board

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements about sound bites is accurate?
    • A. 

      The news media have had to narrow their scope of coverage because they have only a limited amount of material to broadcast

    • B. 

      The news media have tended to report longer and longer sound bites because they decrease the amount of time they must spend researching and reporting stories

    • C. 

      The complexity of most sound bites is not fully understood by the general public

    • D. 

      The media's tendency to focus on sound bites allows politicians to avoid an in-depth discussion of issues

    • E. 

      Politicians avoid using sound bites because it makes them sound trite

  • 9. 
    If a political candidate wanted to deliver his or her message to the most politically informed Americans in the electorate, through which medium would he or she be most likely to reach them?
    • A. 

      Television

    • B. 

      Radio

    • C. 

      Mass mailings

    • D. 

      Newspapers

    • E. 

      Internet

  • 10. 
    Most news coverage is perhaps best described as
    • A. 

      Superlative

    • B. 

      Thorough

    • C. 

      Metacognitive

    • D. 

      Superficial

    • E. 

      Complex

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