Study Questions: Chapter 11

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1. What are some potential threats to freedom of the press?

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2. What are the three major concerns related to industry structure of critics of Canadian newspapers?

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3. What is the cumulative effect of commercial advertising?

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4. What is the influence of advertising on media content?

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5. What advantages do US magazine publishers have over Canadian magazine publishers?

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6. What is the CBC’s role with respect to Canadian content and what challenges does it face?

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7. What makes television news distinct from newspapers or radio? How does it tend to depict reality?

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8. Which criteria help to impose predictability on the news?

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9. What were the findings made by Cooper and Miljan in their study of CBC radio and television coverage?

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10. How can opinion polls serve as disguised editorials?

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