News: Exam Practice essay questions

1. 'There is no longer a viable audience for print-based news.' Do you agree? ANJALI

2. What is the purpose of the news media? CEINWEN

3. How do different news media appeal to their audiences? APRIL

4.
Choose a recent news story with which you are familiar and explain how it was covered in at least two different web or print based news texts. MICHELLE

5. Examine the links between the news media and ONE other media form. KAI

6. To what extent do news texts depend upon stereotypical representations? ALEX

7. Choose ONE popular news text and explain the reasons for its popularity. DAVID

8. What are the advantages and disadvantages of print and web-based texts? MARGARET

9. What gratifications do audiences receive from news texts? NOEMI

10. Should the news media be regulated? Byron Yap

11. How are 'Web 2.0' applications like Facebook and Twitter affecting the news industry? MICHAEL N

12. Using examples, show how news organisations attract an audience. ALEX

13. What is 'infotainment'? Is it news? Use examples in your answer. JU-KUN

14. Can news be harmful? Use examples in your answer. BRANDON

15. How do broadsheet and tabloid newspapers differ in how they cover the news? Compare the treatment of at least one story in at least two different publications in your answer. NICK

16. What problems does the news industry currently face? How are they trying to deal with these problems? MAX

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