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Behind the Curtain” is a political blog that regularly updates citizens on all legislative

Behind the Curtain” is a political blog that regularly updates citizens on all legislative initiatives and the possible implications of such initiatives. Which of the following mass-media functions is being performed by Behind the Curtain?

a.Reporting and interpreting news

b.Helping the national government in setting its political agenda

c.Serving as agents of habituation

d.Helping the state government in formulating its policies

e.Providing entertainment

 

2.The process by which the media decide what constitutes “news”—what to cover and what not to cover is known as _____.

a.muckraking

b.framing

c.filtering

d.grading

e.gatekeeping

 

3.The way the media interpret, or present, the news that they have decided to cover is known as _____.

a.muckraking

b.framing

c.filtering

d.grading

e.gatekeeping

 

4.The story of a teacher’s struggle to promote student friendly reforms makes news when an influential journal covers the story. However, the journal reports the news as a story of individual achievement and ignores the need for reforms in the education policy. The process by which the media chose to overlook this need is known as _____.

a.muckraking

b.framing

c.filtering

d.grading

e.gatekeeping

 

5.An unapproved blockade was imposed on a region barring all trade and commercial transport. The people of the region who had no access to medicines and other basic requirements suffered for months until the blockade was lifted. However, there was no media report on the humanitarian crisis brought upon by the blockade as the region was considered insignificant at the national level. The process by which the media chose to ignore the crisis is known as _____.

a.reporting

b.framing

c.filtering

d.grading

e.gatekeeping

 

6.The role played by reporters in vetting and verifying information and news sources in order to prevent publication of inaccurate information is known as _____.

a.muckraking

b.framing

c.filtering

d.grading

e.gatekeeping

 

7.Footage of an important government official taking bribe goes viral after it was posted on a popular video-sharing website. Public outrage against the official places him on temporary suspension until a news journal investigates the authenticity of the video and finds it to be fabricated. Which of the following media functions is being performed by the news journal in its investigation to prove the authenticity of the video?

a.Muckraking

b.Framing

c.Filtering

d.Grading

e.Gatekeeping

 

8.A non-professional who reports news via alternative outlets such as the Internet or other social media is known as a _____ journalist.

a.tabloid

b.backpack

c.society

d.seasoned

e.citizen

 

9.Footage of an important government official indulging in indecent behavior was taken by Bob, a salesperson, on his phone. The video went viral after it was posted on a popular video-sharing website. Public outrage against the official forced him to resign from his post. Bob is an example of a _____ journalist.

a.tabloid

b.backpack

c.society

d.seasoned

e.citizen

 

10.Morning news on AN TV, a news station, has a ten-minute section called—Morning coffee stories. This section features light and humorous stories which aim at enlivening the morning news program. Which of the following media functions is served by Morning coffee stories?

a.Reporting and interpreting news

b.Helping to set the public agenda

c.Serving as agents of socialization

d.Providing a public forum

e.Providing entertainment

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