Only geniuses can figure out this AP GOV question...

<p>One important consequence of media company mergers and growth has been:</p>

<p>A. expansion of news programming and newspapers to allow for greater news coverage.
B. growth of the Internet as a source of political information.
C. a shift in the focus of news coverage more to the national level.
D. increased government regulation of these companies.
E. the phasing out of newspapers in favor of broadcast news. </p>

<p>I think it's "D," but I'm not 100% sure... Any ideas of what the correct response might be?</p>

<p>From the way the question is phrased I'd go with C. It seems that the existance of bigger conglomerates would lead to a more "massive" media, if you excuse the pun. National news is more profitable, because each story can be broadcast across many many stations and still be relevant. Much like big record labels leads to a nationwide "sound", at the exepense of many local music scenes, so to would monster media companies lead to a nationwide "news" at the expense of more local stories and concerns. My guess anyway.</p>

<p>I would go with D also. It is the best answer.</p>

<p>I'd pick (A).</p>

<p>I'm thinking D too. It's talking about mergers. The government has increased regulations so that major companies don't completely dominate one particular field.</p>

<p>Then again, I haven't seen any gov work in a semester... better start studying.</p>

<p>I woulda put B at first glance, but D seems a lot more reasonable of an answer.</p>

<p>I think there are multiple answers that are true, but the most important in the context of the exam is D.</p>

<p>The correct response is "C." It's more efficient for a large media company to produce one set of national stories than to produce individual stories for local markets. It's also more efficient to sell advertising for a single national program or publication than for multiple local ones.</p>

<p>That sounds logical, thanks!</p>

<p>Where'd you get that question and answer from?</p>