Private vs. State-Controlled Media


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Which of these would usually not be considered media?

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1. What type of media is solely owned or financed by individuals or private groups?

2. What is broadly defined as information, which is usually biased or misleading, used to promote a political cause or point of view?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Private and state-controlled media can deliver vastly different messages to their listeners, viewers or readers. This quiz and worksheet will test you on examples of private and state-controlled media, as well as definitions of media and propaganda.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The types of media available and who controls them
  • Examples of media that are privately owned and state-controlled
  • The use of propaganda in media

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the private and state-controlled media lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as private media and state-controlled media
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of media and propaganda

Additional Learning

To learn more about media and its use, review the accompanying lesson on Comparing Private and State-Controlled Media. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define 1st Amendment
  • Understand the difference between private and state-controlled media
  • Examine the way propaganda has been used in the media
  • Understand examples of private and state-controlled media
  • Identify an example of propagand