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us govt test 2

the news provides a refracted versionn of reality because it
EMPHASIZES dramatic and compelling news stories
The yellow journalism of the late nineteenth century was characterized by
the EMPHASIS on sensationalism as a way of selling papers
Objective journalism is based on the idea that the reporters job is to
report the facts and cover alternative sides of a partisan debate//report what political leaders want them to report//discover what other reporters are saying and provide a uniform interpretation of events//scrutinize the partisan debate and inform the news audience about which party has the better argument
report the FACTS and cover alternative sides of a partisan debate
the federal government's licensing of broadcasting is based primarity on
the SCARCITY of broadcasting FREQUENCIES
the term "framing" is used to describe
the process of SELECTING certain aspects of reality and making them the most salient part of the communication, thereby conveying a particular interpretation of a situation.
What development brought about a dramatic reduction in televisions capacity to generate an interest in news
the rapid spread of cable
One of the reasons the reporting of national news is relatively uniform among news sources is that
a SMALL NUMBER of news organizations and new services generate most of the news
How has the Internet affected the watchdog capacity of the media
It has EXPANDED the watchdog capacity of the media
During the era of objective journalism, commitment of newspapers to two sided news reporting
DIDNOT extend to their editorializing
During what decade did the American news audience change from a growing to a shrinking one?
the 1980
In the 1960s presidential candidates
had LONGER sound bites on average in broadcast television newscasts
the traditional media have "softened" their news by
infusing it with more stories about CELEBRITIES CRIME, and the LIKE
Yellow journalism contributed to public support for the
spanish-american war
One special contribution of Internet-based news is that it
provides the ordinary citizen with an opportunity to be part of the news system
Which of the following statements is true
objective journalism is based on communication of FACTS and FAIRNESS
CNN and MSNBC have responded to Fox's ratings success by
installing talk-show hosts with PARTISAN or HARD EDGE appeals.
The reason the news products is designed to fascinate as well as to inform is because
NEWS organizations are fundamentally businesses and must obtain revenue to survive.
Agenda-setting is an action that falls under which of the major roles played by the press
The watergate scandal illustrates the
power of the media to serve as watchdog to safeguard against abuses of power
the news medias common-carrier role is based on the idea that
the press should provide a channel through which politcal leaders can communicate their views to the public
if the Rules Commitee applies the "closed rule" to a bill
noamendments will be permitted// the bill will not be allowed a vote// the bill will require a 2/3 majority for passaage// no furthur floor debate is allowed// no filibusters will be allowed to prevent a vote
NO AMENDMENTS will be permitted
Compared with the Senate majority leader, the Speaker of the House has more power because
Compared to house incumbants Senate incumbants are more likely to face the problem of a
a STRONG challenger
A standing committee in the House or Senate
When the House and Senate pass different versions of a bill, the differences are resolved by a
conference committee
One must be ------ years of age to serve inthe house of Representatives and ------ years of age to serve in the US senate