POLS 2311 CH. 14

How has the internet affected the watchdog capacity of the media?
it has expanded the watchdog capacity of the media
The news media’s common-carrier role is based on the idea that
the press should provide a channel through which political leaders can communicate their views to the public
The yellow journalism to the late nineteenth century was characterized by
the emphasis on sensationalism as a way of selling newspapers
The traditional media have “softened their news by
infusing it with more stories about celebrities, crime, and the like
The Gazette of the United States was founded to promote the policies of President
George Washington
Agenda setting is an action that falls under which of the major roles played by the press?
signaling
Newspapers were most responsible for starting
the Spanish-American war
The Federal Communications Commission
regulates the ownership of radio and television stations
Which of the following is typically characterized by publishers openly backing one political party or the other?
partisan press
Which of the following best describes the function of media as a watchdog?
exposing officials who violate accepted legal, ethical, or performance standards
Which of the following best describes the role of media as a partisan?
the news media acting as an advocate for a particular viewpoint or interest
Helena is a renowned television journalist on a popular news channel in her country. In the run-up to the elections in her country, she focuses on political strategy and infighting, portraying politics largely as a struggle for personal power and competitive advantage. She talks about the winning and losing sides in an election campaign without stepping outside the bounds of objective journalism. On the basis of Helena’s activities in this fictitious scenario, she is said to be involved in
framing
Which of the following best describes a system in which people’s media exposure is largely within their control?
high-choice media