Vce Media Unit 2- Outcome 3- Australian Media Organisations

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Vce Media Unit 2- Outcome 3- Australian Media Organisations

An assessment of your knowledge of Australian Media Organisations. To be prepared for this test, please familiarise yourself with the relevant chapters of your textbook, Heinemann Media Second Edition.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The ABC makes most of its profits from selling advertising during its programming?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    In the regional areas, such as Bendigo, Channels 7, 9 & 10 share the majority of their programming with WIN, Prime & Southern Cross?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Imparja is the name of a television network in the Northern Territory, which produces indigenous content and promotes Aboriginal culture and values?
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 4. 
    Is subscription TV (Austar or Foxtel) another form of commercial television?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    Ratings drive the type of programming that TV networks put to air, because what rates well allows advertisers to gain maximum exposure for their products?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    News Limited and Fairfax both deal primarily with which particular media form?
    • A. 

      Television

    • B. 

      Radio

    • C. 

      Newspapers

    • D. 

      The Yellow Pages phonebook

  • 7. 
    Similar to television networks, newspapers traditionally receive their revenue from selling advertising space as well.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 8. 
    The 'rivers of gold' have traditionally referred to... (In regards to newspapers and their income)
    • A. 

      The $1.20 that you pay in a shop for the newspaper

    • B. 

      Newspaper home delivery fees

    • C. 

      Classifieds advertisement sales

    • D. 

      The CEO of the company not taking their annual payrise

  • 9. 
    The ABC and SBS are both public broadcasters. They broadcast television, radio and online services throughout Australia and the world. Even though they are both funded by the Federal government, do they still have boards and charters that they must follow and operate under?
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 10. 
    Being funded mostly by the Federal government, does SBS receive some funding through advertising?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Ratings are important to any television network, as they allow the networks to track which of their programs are popular with the audience. The name of the privately owned business which monitors television ratings for the networks is .......
    • A. 

      Ratings+

    • B. 

      WhoseWatchingWhat?

    • C. 

      OzTAM

    • D. 

      Oz Ratings

  • 12. 
    Free TV Australia represents all of the nation's free-to-air television networks. This type of organisation is known as an industry association, as its membership is made up of people who represent/ work at each of the television networks. Apart from representing the interests of their organisations, what else does Free TV Australia do?
    • A. 

      Lobby the government for media reforms that would help their companies

    • B. 

      Members sit around a boardroom table and study the weeks ratings results

    • C. 

      Decide which television programs to put to air

    • D. 

      Decide when it's time to 'axe' our favourite TV programs

  • 13. 
    ASTRA stands for? Hint: It's another industry body, that regulates a form of media.
    • A. 

      American Social Teams Recognition Authority

    • B. 

      Australia - Southern Television and Radio Association

    • C. 

      Australian Subscription Television Rights Academy

    • D. 

      Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association

  • 14. 
    ACMA is a federal government funded body, which oversees various areas of Australian media operations and practices. ACMA was founded in 2005, after a merger between the former Australian Broadcasting Authority and the Australian Communications Authority.  Which option below is the full & official title for the ACMA abbreviation? 
    • A. 

      Australian Competition and Media Association

    • B. 

      Australian Cultural Media Authority

    • C. 

      Australian Communications and Media Authority

    • D. 

      Australian Broadcasting and Communications Authority

  • 15. 
    From the textbook, one of ACMA's many roles is to.....
    • A. 

      Bully the media industry into doing what the government wants.

    • B. 

      Promote self-regulation and competition in the communications industry, while protecting consumers and other users.

    • C. 

      Discourage self-regulation and make everyone media outlet fully accountable for their mistakes and failures.

    • D. 

      Only watch over and regulate the television industry.

  • 16. 
    In addition to the Australian Communications & Media Authority, there are two other major government bodies responsible for media regulation in Australia. They are the .....
    • A. 

      Classification Review Board, Australian Media Regulation Association

    • B. 

      Classification Board, Classification Review Board

    • C. 

      Classification Library Federation, Australian Communications and Media Authority

    • D. 

      ASTRA, Classification Board

  • 17. 
    Is it true that ACMA also represents Australia's communications industry overseas? Or, do they just operate in Australia?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    ACMA handles complaints from the public, should they feel that something that has been broadcast was offensive to them. The procedure for making a complaint against a broadcaster generally follows which procedure?
    • A. 

      If a viewer has a complaint, they just make contact with ACMA to begin an investigation.

    • B. 

      A handshake from Eddie McGuire will smooth everything over.

    • C. 

      An aggrieved media consumer writes/ contacts both ACMA and the broadcaster at the same time, and both organisations investigate to determine whether or not there has been a breach of Australian law and broadcasting regulations.

    • D. 

      Complain to the broadcaster, if the response is unsatisfactory then complain to ACMA, ACMA investigates whether there has been a broadcasting breach or not.

  • 19. 
    Looking at the Footy Show example in your textbooks, it was clear that Sam Newman breached the commercial television codes. Nine had to ensure that there would be no future breaches of the act from the Footy Show panel, and pay $200,000 to charity if such occurrences happened again.  What other undertakings did Channel Nine have to make, to comply with ACMA's findings?
    • A. 

      Just let it go and don't worry about it. Sam Newman didn't mean any harm by his comments.

    • B. 

      Senior managers had to check over the materials to be used by Newman, as well as establish a reporting and training regime.

    • C. 

      Establish a 30 second television delay, so that if Newman did say something wrong, it could be edited out and dumped from the televised broadcast.

    • D. 

      An agreement not to put up the cost of advertising during the Footy Show, so that if they were fined again, the financial penalties would really hurt the network.

  • 20. 
    To obtain and hold a broadcast licence, ACMA and Australian law states that broadcasters must meet certain content quotas. The three areas that Australian broadcasters must meet in regards to content are:
    • A. 

      Bananas In Pyjamas, AFL, and 50 episodes of Neighbours each year.

    • B. 

      96 hours of New Zealand drama, Australian news, children's programming.

    • C. 

      Australian content, locally produced drama, and no quota in regards to children's programming.

    • D. 

      Australian content, locally produced drama, children's programming.

  • 21. 
    The Classification Board is a branch of the federal Attorney- General's department. They classify each and every film, DVD, video and computer game before they are made available in Australia. Does this department also classify some publications and specific website content? 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    It is possible for some films and computer games in particular to be refused classification. Is this true?
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 23. 
    According to your textbook, the 'X18+' rating is given to films/ games of a particular nature. What might that include?
    • A. 

      Restricted to those over the age of 18, material is of a sexually explicit nature.

    • B. 

      Restricted to those over the age of 21, material of a sexually explicit nature and graphic war scenes.

    • C. 

      This material has been refused classification due to it's explicit nature and content.

    • D. 

      Material with this rating is suitable for those under the age of 18.

  • 24. 
    The Classification Review Board can change a films rating if film producers/ distributors or the general public believe that the original rating is not correct or fair. Is this True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    When it comes to regulating the print media (newspapers), the Australian Press Council is the regulating body. Journalists writing for newspapers are expected to demonstrate values of honesty and integrity. This means that even though we have a free press in Australia (where the government can't tell the newspapers what to write), newspapers and journalists still have to have their facts right.  The statement from the Press Council's principles that outlines this is...
    • A. 

      "Freedom of the press carries with it an equivalent responsibility to the public. Liberty does not mean licence"

    • B. 

      "We (the newspapers of Australia) promise to only publish content that will not offend anyone, anywhere"

    • C. 

      "We are newspapers, and we are never wrong. If you don't like what we print, read another newspaper"

    • D. 

      "As newspapers, we are owe it to our readers to only publish factual information. We cannot deceive our readers, as they place their trust in us to keep them informed"

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