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Understanding American Politics and Government

Political Science

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Media and Politics

Quiz 10 :
Media and Politics

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The U.S.government owns what percentage of the major television outlets?
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The burden of proof in cases of prior restraint rests on __________.
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B

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Newspapers in the U.S.differ from those in other countries in that most are __________.
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D

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What government entity oversees the broadcast media?
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The broadcast-media spectrum is considered a __________.
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What is it called when the media focus on the poll numbers of a candidate or issue rather than the position of the candidate or specifics of the issue?
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Which media outlet was the first to report Osama bin Laden's death?
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News coverage that is determined to be important to a news outlet's audience,solely by virtue of the news story's content,is called __________.
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Campaign efforts that aim to hit particular voters with very specific messages tied to their individual demographics and attitudes are known as __________.
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What is media bias?
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Much of the evidence in the debate over media bias in covering politics does which of the following?
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What is the term for presenting news stories that cast a favored party or politician in a positive light while ignoring stories that would cast the party or politician in a negative light?
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The minimal-effects finding in the early literature concerning the effects of mass media refers to the fact that __________.
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The so-called minimal effect of the media on public opinion refers specifically to the media's ability to influence people's __________.
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Selective exposure,selective perception,and selective retention are ways in which individuals try to avoid or reduce which of the following?
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Who are the most likely people to be convinced by the media?
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If a media message is very quiet,you should expect opinion change among which demographic?
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Which of the following statements characterizes government funding for public broadcasting in the United States?
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Government ownership of newspapers is __________.
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According to the text,the U.S.media often plays a role as which of the following?
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