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mass media ch.8

Mass Media Chapter 8 quiz

QuestionAnswer
News A report on change
Newsworthiness A ranking of news that helps decide what makes it into news packages
James Gordon Bennett Early Penny Press publisher; founder of New York Herald 1835
News Beats A specific subject or field that a news reporter covers as a specialty, like a police beat, a science beat
Bennett Model An enduring concept of news that emphasizes event-based reporting on deadline
Lightning News Delivered by telegraph
Objectivity A concept in journalism that news should be gathered and told value-free
Byline A line identifying the reporter or writer, usually atop an article
Joseph McCarthy U.S. senator from Wisconsin; fueled anti-communist hysteria 1950-1952
Edward R. Murrow CBS television reporter who confronted McCarthy on demagoguery
Robert Hutchins Philosopher whose interests included news practices
Hutchins Commission Recommended reforms in news practices to emphasize social responsibility
Benjamin Harris Published Publick Occurrences
Publick Occurrences First colonial newspaper, Boston, 1690
Benjamin Day Printed first successful penny paper, New York Sun, 1833
Joseph Pulitzer Emphasized human interest in newspapers; later moved sensationalism to greater heights
William Randolph Hearst Built circulation with sensationalism
Yellow Journalism Sensationalized news accounts
Curtis McDougal His journalism textbook advocated interpretation
Editorializing Opinionated comments that go beyond just stating the straightforward reporting
Herbert Gans Concluded that journalists have mainstream values
Ethnocentrism Seeing things on the basis of personal experience and values
Watchdog Function The news media role to monitor the performance of government and other institutions of society
News Hole Space for news in a newspaper after ads are inserted; time in a newscast for news after ads
News Flow Significance of events worth covering varies from day to day
Staffing Available staff resources to cover news
Consensible Nature of News News organization second-guessing competition in deciding coverage
Gatekeepers Media people influencing messages en route
Aggregation Sites News sites that regurgitate news complied from elsewhere or that offer pass-through links to other sources
Arianna Huffington Founder of online news site Huffington Post
News Alerts Email links to news from search engines on subjects that users request with key search terms
Bob Woodward Carl Bernstein's colleague in the Watergate revelations
Carl Bernstein Washing Post reporter who dug up Watergate
Watergate Nixon administration scandal
Investigative Reporting Enterprise reporting that reveals new information, often startling; most often these are stories that official sources would rather not have told
Muckraking Fanciful term for digging up dirt but that usually is used in a laudatory way for investigative journalism; aimed at public policy reform
Ida Tarbell Muckraker remembered for her series on monopolistic corruption at Standard Oil
Soft News Geared to satisfying audience's information wants, not needs
Created by: Meg0301