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Which statement accurately describes President Trump's tweets?
They definitely get his message out.
Which statement best describes news coverage of the 2016 presidential election?
News coverage of both Trump and Clinton was overwhelmingly negative.
What is the main purpose of a media event?
to attract media coverage
Which best describes the press's relationship with Franklin D. Roosevelt?
The press was deferential and respectful to Roosevelt.
Which of the following events had the largest impact on the change in the media from unchallenged acceptance of what politicians say to skepticism?
the Vietnam War
What do journalists typically use to uncover political scandals?
News coverage of political campaigns tends to focus on __________?
the campaign as a horse race
Which statement accurately describes a trend in U.S. newspapers?
Which federal agency regulates the use of the airwaves?
Federal Communications Commission
The primary interest of publicly owned media is __________.
serving the public interest
What does the equal time rule mandate?
Media must sell advertising time to all candidates if it sells advertising time to any candidate.
Which of these is an example of a broadcast news source?
Which of the following is an example of narrowcasting?
a TV channel's focus on a particular subject matter
Which news source do younger Americans consume at higher rates than older Americans do?
_________ is the tendency for viewers to seek news that aligns with their existing ideas.
Which statement accurately describes media ownership in the United States?
Most media outlets are owned by corporate conglomerates.
The primary interest of most U.S. media is __________.
making a profit
How has television news changed in recent years?
Media organizations have cut back on their foreign bureaus and on international news.
Which of the following tends to be the focus of television news?
What story is most likely to be covered on television news?
a truck filled with eggs crashes into a breakfast restaurant
Which of these would a major TV network be least likely to show?
talking heads discussing the details of an infrastructure bill
In covering military conflicts, the majority of TV news stories usually originate from correspondents posted at __________, including the White House, the Pentagon, and the State Department.
What results from beat reporting?
Reporters become specialists in the area that they cover.
An intentional news leak for the purpose of assessing the political reaction it generates is called a(n) __________.
Trial balloons are used for which of the following?
assessing a political reaction
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