Study Questions

  • What role did Benjamin Franklin play in early newspaper publishing?

  • What paper did Benjamin Day publish? How did that paper change newspaper journalism?

  • Who were the big players in the yellow journalism movement?

  • What event made CNN a news leader? Explain.

  • In what ways do radio and television news differ from print newspapers?

  • What are examples of stories that would be covered by national, metropolitan, and alternative newspapers?

  • Do you read a daily newspaper in print, or in other formats? What do you think is the future of the newspaper business?

  • Do you agree with strict social media policies for journalists? Why or why not?