1. What does McQuail believe about the news?
- It's subjective
- It's objective
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2. Why does agenda setting mean that the news is socially constructed?
- people can only discuss and form opinions about things they have been informed about - mass media that provide this information
- editors, journalists and sometimes owners, make choices about what events are important enough to cover and how to cover them
3. What is "unambiguity"?
- events that are easy to grasp are more likely to be reported than those which are open to more than one interpretation or where prior knowledge is needed
- the famous and powerful are often seen as more newsworthy to the general public than those who are regarded as ordinary
4. What did the GUMG look at?
- Football hooliganism
- Miner's strike
- The holocaust
5. What is "reference to elite nations"?
- stories about people who speak the same language, look the same and share the same preoccupations as the audience receive more coverage than those involving people who do not
- events may be "personalised" by referring to prominent individual or celebrity to achieve similar recognition
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Using material from item C and elsewhere, assess the view that selection and presentation of the news ‘is inevitably partial and biased’