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Unit : Chapter 6 Study Guide

by: Hannah Townsend

Unit : Chapter 6 Study Guide Pols 1101

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These notes cover Chapter 6 of Unit 2 of American Government. It discusses Central Ideas of American Government.
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Unit 2: Chapter 6 1. Which of the following would be considered part of the “mass media” in today’s society? television  ▯ 2. What differentiates new media from other sources?   It is interactive.  3. Which group of Americans is most likely to access news on a given day?   those aged 65 and over  ▯ 4. The Penny Press allowed citizens to do which of the following? ▯ ▯ access affordable news  ▯ 5. Which of the following is true of print media? ▯   The print media provides more detailed stories about politics and  government.  ▯ 6. According to a 2012 poll, approximately what percentage of Americans  reported that they read a newspaper the day before? ▯   ▯ 29 percent  ▯ 7. When did radio transform mass media?  ▯ in 1920  ▯ 8. When did Americans first encounter dramatic visual images of military  conflict? ▯ 1 the Vietnam War  2 9. Which of the following has the highest percentage of Democrats in its  audience? ▯ 1 MSNBC  2 10. Comparatively, which of the following groups is more likely to go  online for news? ▯   ▯ younger adults  ▯ 11. How did Barack Obama announce his vice­presidential selection during  the 2008 campaign? ▯ through a text message  ▯ 12. Which of the following applies to the system of media coverage in the  United States? ▯ Media outlets may cover whatever they choose.  ▯ 13. According to the text, what is the primary goal of privately owned media sources? ▯ 1 profitability  2 14. In which of the following countries would we consider the press to be  highly regulated? ▯ China  ▯ 15. What must an individual do in order to prove libel? ▯ 1 show that the media heedlessly disregarded the truth  2 16. Which government entity is responsible for regulating radio, television,  wire, satellite, and cable communications? ▯   the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)  ▯ 17. Which of the following would be considered the most critical standard  of journalistic professionalism? ▯   credibility  ▯ 18. According to the Society of Professional Journalists, the news industry  should be concerned with which of the following behaviors? ▯   ▯ seeking and reporting the truth  ▯ 19. Which of the following played a role in establishing freedom of the  press in the United States? ▯   ▯ the Virginia Declaration of Rights  ▯ 20. What was the first newspaper to be continuously published in the United States? ▯   ▯ the Boston Newsletter  ▯ 21. The publication of both the Federalist Papers and anti­Federalist essays  in newspapers reflected which of the following developments? ▯   the growing influence of political parties  22. Yellow journalism might include which of the following? ▯   ▯ fabricated news stories  ▯ 23. The Society of Professional Journalists formed in response to which of  the following? ▯ sensationalism in the media  ▯ 24. Calls for journalistic reform in the early 20th century led to which of the  following? 1 the establishment of journalism schools  2 25. The addition of independent editors to the newspaper industry allowed  for more stories based on which of the following? ▯   quality  ▯ 26. What ushered in the era of watchdog journalism?  ▯ ▯ coverage of the Watergate break­in  ▯ 27. The actions of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein led to which of the  following? ▯ 1 political controversy  ▯ 28. How have political candidates reacted to the growing popularity of  infotainment? ▯ 1 by making appearances on infotainment programs  29. Which of the following could be considered an advantage of  infotainment?  ▯ It attracts audiences who otherwise wouldn’t follow politics.  ▯ 30. What role does the media play in setting the political agenda?  ▯ 1 News outlets choose which stories receive public attention.  31. What happened when newspaper coverage of health care reform  declined?  ▯ Fewer people viewed it as the most important issue facing the  country.  ▯ 32. What is priming? ▯ press coverage of an issue influencing the way people think about related issues  ▯ 33. According to the text, on which issue did the media prime the public in  the run­up to the 2004 presidential election? ▯  national security  ▯ 34. How might the media “frame” the issue of budget cuts? ▯ by choosing certain words to refer to the budget cuts  ▯ 35. If a reporter intended to frame gay marriage in a positive light, how  might she do so? ▯ highlight the joyous reaction of gay couples following the  Supreme Court decision to legalize same­sex marriage  ▯ 36. Individuals with more political knowledge are considered to be which of the following? ▯ less likely to accept media messages that contradict their  ideology  37. Persuasion works best under which of the following circumstances? ▯ 1 Individuals lack knowledge of the subject.  2 ▯ 38. According to the text, which of the following affects the persuasiveness  of the message? ▯ the credibility of the source  39. What important role is the media expected to serve during an  election season?  ▯ educating voters about candidates, parties, and policy  ▯ 40. Which of the following media outlets particularly focuses on its role as  an educator? ▯ PBS  ▯ 41. According to the text, which of the following would be considered a  media watchdog? ▯ a member of the White House press corps  ▯ 42. The Obama campaign relied heavily on which of the following strategies for advertising? paying for extensive advertising on both old and new platforms  ▯ 43. Which of the following would be considered “free media”? press coverage  ▯ 44. Who was the first presidential candidate to take advantage of the power  of new media during a campaign?  ▯ Howard Dean  ▯ 45. Which of the following is potentially responsible for the “trench­warfare mentality” that characterizes Washington politics?  the lax journalistic standards of new media outlets  ▯ 46. Which of the following would be considered an advantage of the rise of  new media? It provides greater access to information.  47. Which of the following would be considered a negative result of the rise  of new media? ▯ increased political polarization  ▯


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