New Functions of Journalism Test Word bank: Witness bearer authenticator sense maker watchdog (new) empower forum organizer Role model Community building Which function best fits the definition. Some words may be used more than once or not at all. 1. ____________________ comments section of online media. 2. _____________________taking a difficult idea and explaining it. 3. _____________________ being a source of example for others who aren’t “real” media but who put out information to the public 4. ____________________ providing information so that the reader can take action or get involved 5. ____________________ using nonprofits or other organizations to keep an eye on the government 6. ____________________ taking what information is already being talked about in the public and presenting the facts 7. ____________________ reporting on events as they exactly happened without any opinion or analysis. Examples. Write the type of function that best fits the example. Some words may be used more than once, or not at all. 8. ________________________ A reporter goes to the scene of an explosion and describes, in detail, what happened. 9. ________________________ A story about people with a specific disease who can join a website to connect with people suffering from the same disease. 10. _______________________A news blogger reads numerous newspaper stories to figure out how to write. 11. ______________________ There is a hole in the ozone layer above California. The article is very technical. 12. ______________________ A reporter includes contact info for the source in a story so readers can find out more information. 13. _____________________ the internet is exploding with rumors that Hilary Clinton is running for president. A reporter sits down with her to get all the correct facts. 14. ____________________ A reporter uses The Center for Government Honesty for the research on an article about spending fraud in the Department of the Interior. 15. ____________________ A newspaper creates a comment section for its online edition to encourage readers to get involved in stories. Traditional Functions of Journalism Watchdog political Agenda setting social economic entertainment marketplace record keeping sentry Which function best fits the definition. 16. __________________ brings people together; wedding announcements 17. __________________ keeps on eye on the government 18. __________________ stories related to money, the health of jobs, stocks 19. __________________ determining what the public needs to know 20. __________________consumer goods, consumer consumption, new products 21. __________________things that could be dangerous or upcoming 22. __________________movies, books, restaurants, reviews 23. __________________ related to numbers; hard facts; for future generations to know 24. __________________ coverage of political races Examples. Write the type of function that best fits the example. Some words may be used more than once, or not at all. 25. ________________________ a story discusses how many people were suspected of illegally crossing the border in 2007. 26. ________________________ A new movie starring Tom Cruise is released this week. 27. ________________________ There is a movie viewing party for all Tom Cruise fans at the Alamo and he will be in attendance to meet fans. 28. ________________________ Donald Trump will be in Leesburg giving a stump speech. 29. ________________________ The Leesburg Mayor was caught going to Vegas on more than one occasion using taxpayer money. 30. ________________________ The smart phone industry is forcing smaller “real” phone companies out of business. 31. ________________________ The new cost of smart phones is driving some consumers to look into purchasing older flip phones. 32. ________________________ Hurricane Bob is headed to Ashburn in three days. Residents are urged to take precautions. 33. ________________________ The annual Westminster Dog Show starts this Sunday and fans are encouraged to arrive early to meet the dogs. 34. ________________________ Congress plans to shut down the government again over issues in the budget; some congressmen have said they don’t care about the working public. 35. ________________________ Briar Woods has seen a roller coaster in attendance in the last five years. At first enrollment was at 1,600, then increased by 10 percent the following year. It spiked at 2,220 before falling back to 1,700 this past year.