BSCOM 268 Week 4 Media and Government Worksheet

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BSCOM 268 Week 4 Media and Government

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Media and


the following two short articles about air quality at the Beijing 2008
Olympics. Links to the articles may be found on the Electronic Reserve Readings
for this week. Answer the questions in the chart with complete sentences.


China can't fully fix
air quality problem for Olympics
. (2008, July 16). Space Daily.


Beijing able to honor Olympic commitments: City
party chief. (2008, July 21). Xinhua News Agency.


According to Each Article

American Source

Chinese Source

is the cause of the poor air quality?



steps is the Chinese government taking to improve the air quality?



effective have these steps been?



is the stance—attitude and tone—of the article? Provide examples to support
your interpretation.



what way may the differences between these articles be attributed to
governmental influence on the media?



describing libertarian perspectives, Vivian states that “human beings (can)
come to know great truths by applying reason” (2011, p. 399). How is this
attitude reflected in the American article?


states that the premise of authoritarian media systems is that “the
government is infallible, which places its policies beyond questioning”
(2011, p. 397). How is this attitude reflected in the Chinese article?
J. (2011). The media of mass communication
(10th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.


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