Chapter 6

Question 1 of 10

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Penny Press newspapers such as The New York Sun_____.

Select one of the following:

  • A. catered to upper-class readers

  • B.kept newspapers mostly focused on upper-class sections of society

  • c. relied on subsidies from political parties

  • d. favored human interest stories

  • E. were sold exclusively by subscription

Question 2 of 10

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Yellow Journalism is________.

Select one of the following:

  • A. journalism from the 1950s for small-town papers and reposrting styles

  • b. a journalism term for federally funded newspaper archives in the 1960s and 1970s

  • c. a journalism trend that began in the late 1800s stressing profit and featuring human interest stories, crime news, and large headlines.

  • d. a 1980s industry term for PR-generated stories

  • e. journalism written by journalists afraid to challenge public or political leaders

Question 3 of 10

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Modern journalists started to deveelop in the nineteenth century mainly because newspapers ____________.

Select one of the following:

  • felt a social responsibility to tell the truth

  • realized there were two sides to every issue

  • discovered a scientific method for covering events

  • wanted to attract as many readers and advertisers as possible

  • All of the options are correct.

Question 4 of 10

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Objective journalism as championed by Adolph Ochs and the New York Times was particularly good at __________.

Select one of the following:

  • A. helping readers understand the complexities of the modern age by offering insightful analysis and context

  • B. moving the practice of journalism out of the realm of sensationalism

  • C. exploring journalism's ties to storytelling by adopting a more literary model

  • D. appealing to working-class readers

  • E. All of the options are correct.

Question 5 of 10

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Which of the following are specific groups of readers targeted by specialized newspapers?

Select one of the following:

  • A. African Americans

  • B. Asian Americans

  • C. Native Americans

  • D. Hispanics

  • E. All of the options are correct.

Question 6 of 10

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Which of the following is not true about large newspaper chains today?

Select one of the following:

  • A. They are adding more people to their newsroom staffs.

  • B. They are often suffering financially because of huge debt and falling income.

  • C. they are selling off individual papers.

  • D. They are losing talented, award-winning journalists and editors.

  • E. All of the options are true.

Question 7 of 10

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By the end of the nineteenth century, crusading newspapers like the New York World had what kind of approach to women's rights?

Select one of the following:

  • A. They were against them.

  • B. They championed conservative values and the status quo

  • C. They hired women as reporters and crusaded for better consitions for them.

  • D.They hired women for mostly management positions.

  • E.None of the options is correct.

Question 8 of 10

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Which of the following is generally considered the biggest threat to the future of newspapers?

Select one of the following:

  • A. Yellow Journalism

  • B. Competition from radio and TV

  • C. Declining readership, especially among younger people

  • D. The rising cost of paper

  • E. Public concern over corporate ownership

Question 9 of 10

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Which of the following is a way that online journalism is redefining news?

Select one of the following:

  • A. Newspapers can post stories online that they didn't have room for in their print edition

  • B. Newspapers are making huge profits from their online versions.

  • C. Spurred by online news, newspapers are once again rapidly expanding their news staffs.

  • D. Bloggers are taking more and more of a backseat to traditional journalism.

  • E. None of the above options is correct.

Question 10 of 10

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Which statement about the relationship between blogging and traditional newspaper news is true?

Select one of the following:

  • A, Bloggers are increasingly following the lead of traditional newspapers.

  • B. Traditional newspaper news remains unchanged despite the influx of Internet bloggers.

  • C. After expressing concern and opposition to blogging as news, many newspapers are promoting their own blog presence.

  • D. No blog has been able to gain credibility or garner significant readership.

  • E. All of the options are true.

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