Study Questions

  1. What is commercial bias and was it is important to the study of media?
  2. What is the concept of the revolving door and is it good for American policy-making?
  3. Why it is important to democracy that government’s role in the press and news media is limited?
  4. Name a few memorable soundbites from political campaigns.
  5. Does news coverage on the internet or social media differ from that presented by traditional media (newscast, press)?
  6. Is the corporatization of media – that is, a number of corporations acquiring newspapers, radio stations, and television stations – a serious problem for a free press?
  7. Does media distort political reality? How can politicians and policy makers stymie the distortion to reach the electorate with their own messages?