English Comprehension – Very Short Passages 1-10

Passage 1 – In cities throughout the country, there is a new direction in local campaign coverage. Frequently in local elections, journalists are not giving voters enough information to understand the issues and evaluate the candidates. The local news media devotes too much time to scandal and not enough time to policy.

This paragraph best supports the statement that the local news media
a. is not doing an adequate job when it comes to covering local campaigns.
b. does not understand either campaign issues or politics.
c. should learn how to cover politics by watching the national news media.
d. has no interest in covering stories about local political events.

Answer is on the last page.


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