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Russia has never had a tradition of a free press.
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true
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Alphabet is the parent company of Facebook and Twitter.
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false
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The community newspaper industry in India is doing which of the following
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growing
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Broadcasting in Europe tends to be heavily regulated.
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true
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According to Marshall McLuhan, our media industry makes the world seem to be a smaller and more limited place.
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false
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The new editor of the Huffington Post recently announced that the site will increase its appeal to people who do not usually follow the news.
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true
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All India Radio is the dominant source of radio programming and news in India.
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true
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The media in the United States are unique in the world for which of the following reasons?
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most is privately owned
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The BBC operates under which of the following?
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the public service model funded by the government
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Which of the following is the big change that has taken place in Western European television over the last twenty years?
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there has been an increase of the number of commercial stations
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Canada and France have local-content laws that require their media to carry a certain percentage of content produced within their own countries.
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true
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The most watched Arab-language news satellite news channel is which of the following?
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Al Jazeera
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The _________________ theory of the press states that the press should be allowed to print or broadcast anything. People have a right to hear all ideas and decide for themselves what is correct.
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libertarian
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Many of Asia’s industrializing nations operate under which of the following theories of the press?
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development
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Satellite television is largely unavailable in the Arab world.
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false
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The first medium to move messages faster than a person could travel was the telegraph.
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true
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Reporters from Al-Jazeera receive better treatment in the Arab world than do Western journalists.
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false
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Al-Jazeera is which of the following?
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an Arab-language satellite news network that broadcasts out of Qatar.
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The development media theory says that Third World nations need a different kind of press than do nations with fully developed economies.
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true
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The most reliable source for breaking news during the Arab Spring revolution in Egypt in 2011 was:
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Al Jazeera
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Several newspapers were initially prevented from printing the Pentagon Papers through the government’s use of which of the following?
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prior restraint
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The USA PATRIOT Act allows the FBI to examine individual’s health-care records, Internet use, and library records.
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true
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The law passed by Congress following the 9/11 attacks which expanded the ability of the FBI to look into people’s media use and tap their phones is known as which of the following?
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USA Patriot Act
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The case of Near v. Minnesota established that the government could ban the publication of material that was “annoying and offensive to the public at large.”
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false
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The “golden mean” was Aristotle’s notion of which of the following?
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ethical behavior comes from striking a balance between excess and defect
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A newspaper ran an article that says a congressman has accepted a number of payments from an oil company. The article claims that the payments were illegal, and that the congressman has committed a crime by receiving the payments. It turns out that the reporter made a mistake in reading a financial report, and the payments were, in fact, legal. The congressman sues the newspaper for libel. The newspaper acknowledges that it made a mistake, apologizes, and then defends itself using the legal principles established by which of the following cases?
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New York Times VS. Sullivan
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An example of a conflict of interest issue is when a newspaper buys a sports team, and then reports on that team.
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true
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Competition from the Internet and cable news channels can push newsmagazines and newspapers into carrying more sensationalistic news and photos.
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true
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Kant said that people have the ability to reason and so are obliged to act in a moral way.
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true
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Privilege is the legal notion that public figures and government officials have the right (or privilege) to sue journalists for reporting on their private lives.
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false
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Fox News recently fired which one of the following prime-time show hosts?
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Bill O Riley
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The press has the right to use embarrassing photographs of ordinary people, even if they are not newsworthy.
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false
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The term “morals” means which of the following?
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a religious or philosophical code of behavior
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The term “ethics” means which of the following?
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a rational means of decision making when both alternatives are equally attractive or unattractive
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To be libelous, a statement must be published or broadcast and seen by someone other than the author and the person who was defamed.
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true
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The John Peter Zenger case established which of the following?
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truth as an absolute defense against libel
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The belief that Americans should be allowed to freely express themselves originated with which of the following?
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first amendment
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Ethics deal with problems that have clear right and wrong answers
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false
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Reporters covering the Sago Mine disaster ran into trouble in part because they were not careful enough in finding out who was providing information to them.
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true
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A reporter has decided when writing a story that it is necessary to talk to sources on two sides of an issue. When the reporter makes this ethical decision, the reporter is making use of: which of the following?
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Aristotle’s golden mean

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