masc 101- ch 6 – Flashcards

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According to a 2012 study by the Pew Research Center, what proportion of Americans say they read a print newspaper yesterday?
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less than 1/4
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The "Penny Press" newspapers were successful because of their coverage of foreign affairs, national politics, and the economy
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false
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During his radio career, Edward R. Murrow is best remembered for which of the following?
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his accounts from London in WWII
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Which paper is regarded as the first newspaper in the North American colonies (even though it published only one issue)?
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Publick Occurrences
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The Richmond Times-Dispatch last week ran a story about VCU senior Janelle Sykes' being named the Atlantic 10 Conference's defensive player of the week in volleyball. The Miami Herald did not. This is an example of the ________ news value.
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proximity
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Which of the following is generally true about tabloid newspapers?
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-They are printed on a half-page format (half the size of a full-size "broadsheet" newspaper). -They are written in a livelier style than broadsheet newspapers. -On their covers, they usually have a dominant photo and big headlines, instead of a story with text.
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The U.S. newspaper with the largest circulation is The New York Times.
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false
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Most members of our class say they go online for news and information at least several times a day.
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true
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Which of the following events helped bring CNN to prominence?
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the Persian Gulf War
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How did newspapers initially respond to radio news?
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Newspapers were upset and threatened to cut off radio stations' access to Associated Press news.
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Which paper was published by Benjamin Franklin?
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The Pennsylvania Gazette
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Until the 1960s, newscasts offered by the TV networks in the U.S. were only 15 minutes long.
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true
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Community newspapers remain important today because they provide information that people can't get anywhere else.
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true
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It's illegal for a journalist to go on Kickstarter and ask for money to help fund a reporting project
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false
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Who was the reporter who exposed horrible conditions in New York's insane asylums in the late 1880s?
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Nellie Bly
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Where was the first English-language newspaper published?
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Amsterdam
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New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane started a major controversy in 2012 when he wrote a column asking _______________.
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whether reporters should point out in stories when sources are saying things that are demonstrably false
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William Randolph Hearst and Frederick Douglass battled it out in a New York newspaper war that gave rise to the term "Yellow Journalism."
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false
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Who reportedly said, "You furnish the pictures; I'll furnish the war"?
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William Randolph Hearst
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Martin Luther and John Calvin were famous for publishing broadsheets containing what?
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Religious writings
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What phrase was used for a lively, illustrated brand of news reporting of the 1920s?
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jazz journalism
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Most American newspapers are owned by _______________.
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large corporate chains
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Journalistic objectivity began with which of the following?
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the "penny press"
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USA Today runs a photo and story about Lady Gaga's outrageous wardrobe on the front page of its Life section. This is an example of the ________ news value.
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human interest
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Which paper is regarded as having started the "Penny Press" era?
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The New York Sun
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According to our class survey, how many students in MASC 101 said they read a newspaper almost every day?
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2%
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Between 2003 and 2011, approximately ______ journalists died covering the war in Iraq.
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150
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Over the past decade, _______________.
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several major newspapers have closed or moved to Web-only publication.
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Why are alternative papers such as New Times and the Village Voice successful money-makers? What advantage do they have over metro daily newspapers?
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they attract a young audience that advertisers want to reach
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Which newspaper was the responsible for breaking the Watergate story in 1972?
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The Washington Post
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question
According to a 2012 study by the Pew Research Center, what proportion of Americans say they read a print newspaper yesterday?
answer
less than 1/4
question
The "Penny Press" newspapers were successful because of their coverage of foreign affairs, national politics, and the economy
answer
false
question
During his radio career, Edward R. Murrow is best remembered for which of the following?
answer
his accounts from London in WWII
question
Which paper is regarded as the first newspaper in the North American colonies (even though it published only one issue)?
answer
Publick Occurrences
question
The Richmond Times-Dispatch last week ran a story about VCU senior Janelle Sykes' being named the Atlantic 10 Conference's defensive player of the week in volleyball. The Miami Herald did not. This is an example of the ________ news value.
answer
proximity
question
Which of the following is generally true about tabloid newspapers?
answer
-They are printed on a half-page format (half the size of a full-size "broadsheet" newspaper). -They are written in a livelier style than broadsheet newspapers. -On their covers, they usually have a dominant photo and big headlines, instead of a story with text.
question
The U.S. newspaper with the largest circulation is The New York Times.
answer
false
question
Most members of our class say they go online for news and information at least several times a day.
answer
true
question
Which of the following events helped bring CNN to prominence?
answer
the Persian Gulf War
question
How did newspapers initially respond to radio news?
answer
Newspapers were upset and threatened to cut off radio stations' access to Associated Press news.
question
Which paper was published by Benjamin Franklin?
answer
The Pennsylvania Gazette
question
Until the 1960s, newscasts offered by the TV networks in the U.S. were only 15 minutes long.
answer
true
question
Community newspapers remain important today because they provide information that people can't get anywhere else.
answer
true
question
It's illegal for a journalist to go on Kickstarter and ask for money to help fund a reporting project
answer
false
question
Who was the reporter who exposed horrible conditions in New York's insane asylums in the late 1880s?
answer
Nellie Bly
question
Where was the first English-language newspaper published?
answer
Amsterdam
question
New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane started a major controversy in 2012 when he wrote a column asking _______________.
answer
whether reporters should point out in stories when sources are saying things that are demonstrably false
question
William Randolph Hearst and Frederick Douglass battled it out in a New York newspaper war that gave rise to the term "Yellow Journalism."
answer
false
question
Who reportedly said, "You furnish the pictures; I'll furnish the war"?
answer
William Randolph Hearst
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Martin Luther and John Calvin were famous for publishing broadsheets containing what?
answer
Religious writings
question
What phrase was used for a lively, illustrated brand of news reporting of the 1920s?
answer
jazz journalism
question
Most American newspapers are owned by _______________.
answer
large corporate chains
question
Journalistic objectivity began with which of the following?
answer
the "penny press"
question
USA Today runs a photo and story about Lady Gaga's outrageous wardrobe on the front page of its Life section. This is an example of the ________ news value.
answer
human interest
question
Which paper is regarded as having started the "Penny Press" era?
answer
The New York Sun
question
According to our class survey, how many students in MASC 101 said they read a newspaper almost every day?
answer
2%
question
Between 2003 and 2011, approximately ______ journalists died covering the war in Iraq.
answer
150
question
Over the past decade, _______________.
answer
several major newspapers have closed or moved to Web-only publication.
question
Why are alternative papers such as New Times and the Village Voice successful money-makers? What advantage do they have over metro daily newspapers?
answer
they attract a young audience that advertisers want to reach
question
Which newspaper was the responsible for breaking the Watergate story in 1972?
answer
The Washington Post