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All of the following similes about the media is correct EXCEPT -
a) The media is like a battery b) The media is like a gatekeeper c) The media is like a watchdog d)
The reporter asked experts from both sides of the issue to be part of his show about climate change. This is an example of the media -
a) offerring a forum for opposing views b) focusing the public attention c) holding government officials accountable to the public d)
The media begins reporting about a disgusting-looking ingredient found in many common foods. Soon everyone is talking about the ingredient. This is an example of the media -
a) focusing the public attention b) holding government officials accountable c) offerring a forum for opposing view points d)
Which of the following is an example of the president using the media to communicate with the public?
a) The president reads the newspaper b) The president gives a press conference about the economy c) The media takes pictures of the president playing with his/her dog d)
A politician accepts expensive gifts from a campaign supporter. Two television networks run hour-long exposés about the politician’s bad behavior. The politician returns the gifts and resigns from office. This is an example of the media -
a) focusing public attention b) holding government officials accountable to the public c) offerring a forum for opposing views d)
Two hundred people rally in the street to protest a city’s decision to cut bus transportation. Instead of covering that event, the evening news runs a story about the mayor’s plan to build a new park. This is an example of the media -
a) focusing public attention b) holding government officials accountable c) offering a forum for opposing views d)
Letters to the editor of a newspaper influence public policy by -
a) reporting the facts of a story without bias b) offering a forum for expressing opposing views c) lobbying governmwnt officials d) providing a way for people to volunteer
'Climate Change Affecting Polar Bear Population , Scientist Warn' This newspaper is influencing public opinion by -
a) holding government officials accountable to the public b) focusing public attention on an issue c) enabling government officials to communicate with the public d) offering a forum for people to express opposing views
The media includes television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and -
a) libraries b) telephones c) the Internet d) conferences
The course of action chosen by the government to solve a problem is called -
a) representative government b) opportunity cost c) fiscal policy d) public policy
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