One of the reasons the reporting of national news is relatively uniform among news sources is that
c. a small number of news organizations and news services generate most of the news.
Among the following, the news media are usually guided by events that Page 330
a. are timely.
The reason the news product is designed to fascinate as well as to inform is because
a. news organizations are fundamentally businesses and must obtain revenue to survive.
Objective journalism is based on the idea that the reporter’s job is to Page 333
a. report the facts and cover alternative sides of a partisan debate.
In comparison with today’s newspapers, early American newspapers Page 332
c. could not have survived without political party support.
The media perform the signaling role by
a. informing the public of breaking events and new developments.
Agenda-setting is an action that falls under which of the major roles played by the press?
The yellow journalism of the late nineteenth century was characterized by Page: 333
b. the emphasis on sensationalism as a way of selling newspapers.
The news provides a refracted version of reality because it
a. emphasizes dramatic and compelling news stories.
In contrast with European news media, American news media are more likely to Page
c. act primarily as neutral transmitters of information.
One special contribution of Internet-based news is that it
a. provides the ordinary citizen with an opportunity to be part of the news system.
Which institution receives the most news coverage from the national press? Page 343
a. the presidency
Which of the following statements is true?
a. Objective journalism is based on communication of facts and fairness.
The news media’s common-carrier role is based on the idea that Page 343
d. the press should provide a channel through which political leaders can communicate their views to the public.
The term “framing” is used to describe
b. 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.
Which of the following is true of age differences in news consumption?
d. Age differences in news consumption shrink for Internet-based news but do not disappear.
Yellow journalism contributed to public support for the Page 333
a. Spanish-American War
The Watergate scandal illustrates the
c. power of the media to serve as watchdog to safeguard against abuses of power.
On-the-scene coverage of a natural disaster is an example of the press’s role of Page 336
On both radio and television, most successful partisan talk shows page 349
c. have been hosted by conservatives.