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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