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Mass Communication

Journalism and Mass Communication

1. Outline role and place of the Editor in a daily newspaper.

2. Critically evaluate the social impact of mass media.

3. Outline the role of traditional folk media in present time

4. Define "Ethics of journalism" giving suitable example

5. Discuss the key recommendation of the second Press Commission

6. What do you understand by educational 20 television ? Discuss the growth of educational TV in the country

7. What are the characteristics of mass media ? Compare the impact of print and television.

8. Explain Gerbner's Model of Communication with a diagram. Critically evaluate its relevance.

9. Do you think that television news channels are functioning irresponsibly ?

10.Discuss the various methods of inireasing the efficacy of communication strategy.

11.Explain the communication process with reference to message and feedback

12.Write short notes on :

(a) Press Council of India

(b) Indian Federation of Working Journalists

(c) Editors Guild of India

(d) Press Trust of India (PTI)

13. Develop a questionnaire for assessing the popularity of a TV proagramme.

14. what do you mean by market based audience feedback system

15. Discuss the role of Press Commission.

16. What is a news agency ? What role does a news agency play in the overall media set-up of the country

17. Discuss the code of ethics of journalist


1.How 1egal reporting is different from general news reporting?

2.What are the basics of a good news script in Radio ?

3. To be a successful reporter one must possess some essential qualities. Enumerate and explain

4. What are the essential elements of court reporting ? How is it different from other catagories of reporting ? Explain.

5. What is the difference between hard and soft

news ? Explain news values with examples.

6. What is a News feature ? Explain the techniques of good writing.

7. How do the multi-edition newspapers affect small newspapers in India ? Explain with examples.

8. Do you think that television news channels are functioning irresponsibly ?

9. What is editing ? Explain the duties of a chief sub editor

10. Discuss the differences in designing a magazine and a broadsheet daily

11. Explain Changing patterns of lay out and design in newsPapers.

12. Discuss the essential qualities and responsibilities of a reporter.

13. Explain the essentials Of a goOd lead and enumerate THE different types of leads ?

14. What is the importance of sources in news gathering process ?

15. Discuss the Inverted Pyramid style and explain its relevance in news writing.

16. explain Importance of layout and design in a newspaper


1. Explain the impact of new technologies on broadcasting in India. What are the benefits of Internet Broadcasting ?

2. How will you as a listener ? evaluate, the effectiveness of a Radio Programme ? Illustrate your answer with examples.

3. Describe the functions of mass communication with special reference to radio broadcasting.

4. Elaborate the advantages of new broadcasting technologies citing suitable example

5. Describe the various marketing shategies for FM radio citing suitable exampies

6. Examine the drfferent stages of radio programme planning.

7. Describe the structure and functioning of a TV news room

8. What is rundown ? Prepare a rundown for 60 minutes news bulletin.

9. Discuss ihe various methods of TV audience measurements

10.Justify the need for interactive programmes and explain the process involved in their production

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