Study Guide Midterm 3

STUDY GUIDE – Midterm 3
Dr. Christopher Burnett
The test will be on Wednesday, May 18 at 3 p.m. in Mendocino 1003. This is the scheduled
time in the course catalog and I expect all students to be there if they want to take the test.
I'm leaving town on Thursday, May 19, and won't return until early the following week, so
makeups are pretty much out of the question
The test will cover chapters 12, 14, 15 and 16 in Media Impact and information covered in
class lectures and videos.
A good study strategy is to start by reviewing the quizzes that covered the chapters. I have
drawn several questions from the quizzes. The questions are drawn more or less equally
from each of the four chapters. The second step in reviewing is to go over key terms and
concepts in each of the five chapters.
I will be available in my office (Mendocino 5026) from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, and
from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, to answer last minute questions. You don't need
an appointment – just drop by. You can also call me at 278-5311 or e-mail me at and I will answer your questions during this time period. Good luck!
The following key terms and concepts are likely to appear on the test. This doesn't mean,
however, that this is ALL that will be covered. You should read each of the chapters,
paying attention to boldfaced terms and terms in the margins.
Bob Barr
Examples of unethical journalistic behavior
Definitions of ethics and law
Definition of libel, and kinds of libel defenses
Aristotle's golden mean
Rawls' veil of ignorance
Jayson Blair
Janet Cooke
Stephen Glass
Basis of press development in different areas of the world
Australian Broadcast Corporation
Al Jazeera
International Herald Tribune
Joseph McCarthy
Roth and Miller obscenity cases
Public officials and libel
Child Online Protection Act
Cameras in the courtroom
Telecommunications Act of 1996
Communications Decency Act
Agenda setting
Wilhoit and Weaver
Responsible capitalism
Consensus journalism
Changes in broadcast journalism
News coverage in American wars of the 20th century
Walter Cronkite
Dan Rather
Watergate hearings
Golden Age of Television News
Ernie Pyle
Examples of prior restraint
Checkbook journalism
Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics
Authoritarian Theory
Soviet Theory
Social Responsibility Theory
Media systems in Africa, Asia and Middle East
Confidentiality of sources
The First Amendment and the press
The Fourth Amendment and the press
Bob Barr
Jeanene Garafolo