Week 1 Assignment Questions

Week 1 Assignment Questions

Waddell, C. R., & Taras, D. (2012). Media and Politics. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press. [Referred to as Waddell & Taras (2012)] http://search.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.myucwest.ca/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e000xna&AN=463483&site=eds-live&authtype=ip,url,uid&ebv=EB&ppid=pp_1

Read up to Chapter 3 (up to page 54) and answer the following questions:

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1) Does the media influence the government or does the government influence the media?

Use at least one direct quote from the text

2) What does Waddell give as reasons for the “death of political journalism”?

3) What are the reasons negative ads work?

4) Why are newspapers integral to all media?

5) What does the CRTC stand for, who created it and what does it do?


Each question is worth 5 marks. Be sure to write enough for each question that justifies you getting 5 marks. This means you really will likely need at least 5 sentences for each question at a minimum but if you want full marks you definitely should write more than that.