Influence of Media Reports on Public Policy and Opinion


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What is mass media?

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1. Which of these would be an example of broadcast media?

2. Which form of mass media makes information most accessible, but is also the least regulated?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the quiz and worksheet to see what you know about the influence of media reports on public policy and opinion. Mass media and an example of broadcast media are some topics you need to know when you take the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to check your understanding of:

  • Group that is least likely to be influenced by mass media in their economic decisions
  • Form of mass media that makes information most accessible, but also the least regulated
  • The meaning of mass media
  • An example of broadcast media

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about examples of broadcast media
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how policymakers use mass media and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the media's role and effects on public policy

Additional Learning

Use the lesson called Influence of Media Reports on Public Policy and Opinion to review more topics about:

  • Media types
  • Characteristics of mass media
  • Roles of a policymaker