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AP US Government and Politics GoPoPro

What is the number one media platform news source for U.S. adults?

AP US Government and Politics

  1. How accurate was your prediction?

  2. What most surprised you about this data?

  3. Describe the most significant trend in this chart.

  4. Explain the cause of that trend.

  5. Describe one important consequence of that trend?

  6. Explain whether the information from the chart is good news.

  7. Where do you get most of your news?

  8. Describe what you think this graph will look like in 10 years.

  9. If the gap between television news and online news closed by 12 points in only one year, at what point do you think online news will surpass television news?

  10. 18 percent of adults get their news from newspapers. What do you think that percentage was in 1958?

  11. How many people of your generation often get their news from newspapers?

  12. What would you consider the biggest two differences between news in newspaper versus news online?

  13. When I was in high school I delivered the newspaper. How many high school students have you met who deliver newspapers? Give them a slap.

  14. How do you think the information contained in this chart is impacting the U.S. political process?

  15. Imagine that we lived in an era without online news (no Twitter, no facebook, no snapchat). Do you think Trump would have won the presidency?

  16. What year do you think the last American newspaper will be printed?

  17. What demographic differences do you think there are in the platforms where people get their news?*

  18. What age group do you think is mostly driving the move to digital media?*

  19. We know that many people simply watch news that reinforces their political biases. This is called selective exposure. In other words, Conservatives watch conservative news, and liberals watch liberal news. Nobody changes their mind. Explain how much of the news you watch simply reinforces the political views you already possess.

  20. Discuss the impact of selective exposure on American politics.

*Visual Extension

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Learning Extension

Check out the Pew Report on the growth of online news and also the Pew Research Center digital news fact sheet!

Action Extension

Change your news platform for one week (e.g. if you mostly get your news online, use radio as your main news source) and share how this impacted your view of the news in class or online.

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