Journalism CSS Paper 2015

JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION-2015 FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
PART-I(MCQS): MAXIMUM 30 MINUTES
PART-I (MCQS) MAXIMUM MARKS = 20
PART-II MAXIMUM MARKS = 80

Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II, selecting TWO questions from EACH SECTION. ALL questions carry EQUAL marks.

Table of Contents

Part-II

Section 1

Q. No.2. Discuss the need and importance of a journalistic interview. Also, provide a list of 12 hypothetical questions that you might ask a Finance Minister of Pakistan on current economic conditions. Pay particular attention to the order of questions and other techniques.

Q. No.3. Write an essay on the freedom of media and social responsibility. Do you think Pakistani media are being socially responsible for its functioning? Explain with arguments.

Q. No.4. The hypodermic needle theory of mass media is no more working as it is based on vertical communication. The alternative media communication approach is fulfilling people social and psychological needs gratification. Discuss both the approaches with examples from the Pakistani perspective.

Q. No.5. Write short notes on the following:
(a) Defamation
(b) Copyright Act
(c) Media Ethics
(d) Free flow of information



Section 2

Q. No.6. Critically discuss the impact of media technology on our Society. Explain with arguments and examples.

Q. No.7. What is Propaganda? How is it different from Persuasion? Explain Propaganda devices with examples from Pakistani settings.

Q. No.8. Discuss a critical appraisal of the ethical issue in Pakistani media. What suggestions do you have for acceptable media ethics for Pakistani media?



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