Journalism CSS Paper I 1988

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION-1988
FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Time Allowed: 3 Hrs. Max. Marks: 100
Note: Attempt any FIVE questions. All questions carry equal marks.
1. “Society uses mass media to achieve mass communication.” Discuss.
2. “Messages are sets of symbols most often the language is the transmission of meaning from sender to receiver.” Explain.
3. “News is the report of something new that interests a particular audience, whether worldwide, nationwide, or one limited by geographical, cultural, economic or other interests.” Do you agree? Give argumentative answers.
4. Write notes on any two of the following: (a) A free responsible press. (b) Significance of Editorials. (c) Information through Entertainment. (d) Impact of Video Cassettes in our society.
5. Describe the role of the Muslim Press during the War of Independence 1857.
6. Determine the functions of mass media in an Islamic Society.
7. An Opinion Leader plays the role of a linker between source and target receivers. Explain.
8. Do you think that in Pakistan’s general election (1988) our press presented an objective analysis and an unbiased news account?

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