Media discussion questions

The media personal questions

 Where do you usually get the news from? Why do you choose that medium?

 Do you regularly read any magazines? What kinds of topics do they cover?

 Do you often read a newspaper? Why/ Why not?

 In which kinds of circumstances do you usually listen to the radio? Would you like to listen more often? Why/ Why not?

The media discussion points

 Are the news sources available getting better or worse? What about the content of an average newspaper or television channel?

 Do large media organisations have too much influence?

 Do people in your country generally listen to the radio? What kinds of things?

 Do you think your government is doing enough to protect children from sexual and violent images?

 How important are newspapers? What is their future in the age of the internet?

 How much do you think the government should get involved in making sure the media are well balanced?

 How reliable are newspapers, television news and the Internet as news sources, do you think?

 Is the news sources we have becoming better or worse? What about the content of an average newspaper or television channel?

 What are the advantages and disadvantages of people getting the news from the internet?

 What can be done to make the media better quality in your country?

 What could be the consequences of the decline of newspapers?

 What is the future for newspapers?

 What is the most important medium for people in your country? What about people your age?

 When will the Internet become the most important medium?

 Why are Japanese newspapers still doing okay?

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