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Ch 6: MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Journalistic Roles & Responsibilities

About This Chapter

Prepare for the MTTC Communications Arts (Secondary) exam with this study guide chapter reviewing journalistic roles and responsibilities. Each video lesson provides detailed information and is followed by a brief quiz to assess material comprehension.

MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Journalistic Roles & Responsibilities - Chapter Summary

The media industry has many roles, not the least of which is to report factual and interesting information. With this job comes great responsibility and the need for strict ethical principles. Use the informative and engaging video lessons in this study guide chapter to explore the roles, responsibilities, ethics and criticisms of the media industry. Some of the topics examined in these lessons include:

  • Influences and ethics of the media industry
  • Examples of media bias and criticism
  • Laws and rules governing this industry, including the 1st Amendment
  • Importance of the right to privacy
  • Definitions of copyright infringement, propaganda and plagiarism
  • Summary of the court case Miller v. California regarding obscenity

Understanding the roles and responsibilities of the media industry requires foundational knowledge of the laws and ethics governing its practices. All the material covered in these detailed lessons will help you understand the various components that regulate the media and the roles this industry plays in our society and culture. Utilize the lesson quizzes and chapter exam to ensure you are adequately comprehending each lesson.

MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Journalistic Roles & Responsibilities Chapter Objectives

The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) for Communication Arts at the secondary level is an assessment exam measuring an educator's competency in this specific content area and is required in order to gain teaching certification. This is a paper-based test with 100 multiple-choice questions which students have up to 4 1/2 hours to complete. Questions are divided into four subareas, with the questions regarding the topics discussed in this study guide chapter falling in the Literature and Understanding section of the test. This portion of the exam contains approximately 24% of the total exam questions.

Our expert instructors have designed these essential video lessons to help you prepare for and feel fully confident in taking this section of the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) exam. After thoroughly reviewing the information presented in this chapter and gauging your retention of the material through the lesson quizzes and chapter exam, you will be effectively prepared for these types of questions on the exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 6: MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Journalistic Roles & Responsibilities
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The Media Industry: Roles, Impact & Ethics

1. The Media Industry: Roles, Impact & Ethics

In this lesson, you will learn the role the media serves in regards to the government, business, and society, such as providing news and information, shaping attitudes and values, and developing non-market issue agenda.

Media Bias & Criticism: Definition, Types & Examples

2. Media Bias & Criticism: Definition, Types & Examples

Media bias occurs when a media outlet reports a news story in a partial or prejudiced manner. There are many different types of media bias. This lesson takes a look at the most common types of media bias.

Rules Governing the Media: Definition & Examples

3. Rules Governing the Media: Definition & Examples

The First Amendment guarantees freedom of the press, but the government still regulates the media in many ways. This lesson examines the laws, rules and regulations that govern various media outlets.

The Right to Privacy: Definition & Examples

4. The Right to Privacy: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about the right of privacy. We will take a closer look at the right, what it includes and what it means to society today.

What is Copyright Infringement? - Understanding Copyright Law

5. What is Copyright Infringement? - Understanding Copyright Law

Copyright is a type of intellectual property right that protects certain original works. Copyright laws work to provide authors with exclusive rights to their works. Any unauthorized use could amount to copyright infringement. This lesson explains copyright law and copyright infringement.

Miller v. California in 1973: Summary & Decision

6. Miller v. California in 1973: Summary & Decision

What is 'obscenity?' How do we know? The Supreme Court in 1973 tried to create a definition of a surprisingly ambiguous legal term, and ended up creating a new rule that changed the nature of the First Amendment.

What is Propaganda? - Definition, Techniques, Types & Examples

7. What is Propaganda? - Definition, Techniques, Types & Examples

Through this lesson, you'll define propaganda and explore some examples. You'll also come to understand how propaganda is used in social and cultural arenas.

What is Plagiarism? - Definition & Explanation

8. What is Plagiarism? - Definition & Explanation

Plagiarism can sometimes be difficult for students to recognize. This lesson helps to clarify any confusion surrounding exactly what does and does not constitute plagiarism.

1st Amendment Free Speech: Definition & Major Cases

9. 1st Amendment Free Speech: Definition & Major Cases

The concept of 'free speech' in the United States is rooted in the First Amendment to the Constitution. In this lesson, we'll discuss why it is not as simple as it sounds and highlight some major court cases related to free speech.

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