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Source: Knewton The editor of a local newspaper found that [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2011, 06:26
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The editor of a local newspaper found that his paper's readership was declining because most articles did not address issues that directly impact readers' lives. To increase readership, the editor decided to print more articles about issues facing the local public school system and contentious school board budget meetings.

Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest reason to expect that articles focusing on local public schools and the school board budget will succeed in attracting readers?


A One of the core missions of the local newspaper is to inform local residents about the school board and the public school system.

B In order to make informed voting decisions, local residents need to be informed about the school board budget and its impact on the public school system.

C School board meetings are open to the public and make the minutes of every budget meeting readily available to the public.

D The number of local residents who read newspapers today is smaller than it was ten years ago.

E The vast majority of the local paper's readership is either employed by the local public school system or has children who attend local public schools.

For me, both B and E could work. What do you think?
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Re: editor of a local newspaper [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2011, 06:53
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"most articles did not address issues that DIRECTLY impact readers' lives"

B is wrong because the school system probably doesn't have a direct impact on the life of the voters.
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Re: Source: Knewton The editor of a local newspaper found that [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2012, 00:50
E it is

B is wrong as voting result need not be as anticipated by voter. or doesnt confirm impact on voter's life
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Re: Source: Knewton The editor of a local newspaper found that [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 23:14
B is out because argument doesnt ever quantifies anything about the voting

E straight wins
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Re: Source: Knewton The editor of a local newspaper found that [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 16:27
A One of the core missions of the local newspaper is to inform local residents about the school board and the public school system.- unrelated

B In order to make informed voting decisions, local residents need to be informed about the school board budget and its impact on the public school system.- unrelated

C School board meetings are open to the public and make the minutes of every budget meeting readily available to the public.- unrelated

D The number of local residents who read newspapers today is smaller than it was ten years ago.- unrelated

E The vast majority of the local paper's readership is either employed by the local public school system or has children who attend local public schools.- Correct
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Re: Source: Knewton The editor of a local newspaper found that [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2012, 08:49
karun0109 wrote:
A One of the core missions of the local newspaper is to inform local residents about the school board and the public school system.- unrelated

B In order to make informed voting decisions, local residents need to be informed about the school board budget and its impact on the public school system.- unrelated

C School board meetings are open to the public and make the minutes of every budget meeting readily available to the public.- unrelated

D The number of local residents who read newspapers today is smaller than it was ten years ago.- unrelated why so ? can we interpret that earlier people were reading newspaper but left afterwards due to some reason, now since they have reason to start back again so the potential group exists.

E The vast majority of the local paper's readership is either employed by the local public school system or has children who attend local public schools.- Correct
Since we already have the majority of the target group reading the newspaper, how the readership is going to increase ?


Anyone wanna stir through this problem...
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Re: Source: Knewton The editor of a local newspaper found that [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2013, 07:19
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karun0109 wrote:
A One of the core missions of the local newspaper is to inform local residents about the school board and the public school system.- unrelated

B In order to make informed voting decisions, local residents need to be informed about the school board budget and its impact on the public school system.- unrelated

C School board meetings are open to the public and make the minutes of every budget meeting readily available to the public.- unrelated

D The number of local residents who read newspapers today is smaller than it was ten years ago.- unrelated why so ? can we interpret that earlier people were reading newspaper but left afterwards due to some reason, now since they have reason to start back again so the potential group exists.

E The vast majority of the local paper's readership is either employed by the local public school system or has children who attend local public schools.- Correct
Since we already have the majority of the target group reading the newspaper, how the readership is going to increase ?


Anyone wanna stir through this problem...


But on E, the fact that the readership is either employed by the local public school system or has childen who attend local public schools doesn't really tell us why they will buy more newspapers. Maybe, they do not really need to be informed from another source because they are already in working or attending those institutions so why would they buy the newspaper

In B it says that residents NEED to be informed because they rely on that information to take decisions, therefore it is useful for their daily lives and they probably don't have any other way of finding out.

Just my two cents, happy to discuss further if strongly needed
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Re: Source: Knewton The editor of a local newspaper found that [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 13:04
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yogesh1984 wrote:
karun0109 wrote:
A One of the core missions of the local newspaper is to inform local residents about the school board and the public school system.- unrelated

B In order to make informed voting decisions, local residents need to be informed about the school board budget and its impact on the public school system.- unrelated

C School board meetings are open to the public and make the minutes of every budget meeting readily available to the public.- unrelated

D The number of local residents who read newspapers today is smaller than it was ten years ago.- unrelated why so ? can we interpret that earlier people were reading newspaper but left afterwards due to some reason, now since they have reason to start back again so the potential group exists.

E The vast majority of the local paper's readership is either employed by the local public school system or has children who attend local public schools.- Correct
Since we already have the majority of the target group reading the newspaper, how the readership is going to increase ?


Anyone wanna stir through this problem...


But on E, the fact that the readership is either employed by the local public school system or has childen who attend local public schools doesn't really tell us why they will buy more newspapers. Maybe, they do not really need to be informed from another source because they are already in working or attending those institutions so why would they buy the newspaper

In B it says that residents NEED to be informed because they rely on that information to take decisions, therefore it is useful for their daily lives and they probably don't have any other way of finding out.

Just my two cents, happy to discuss further if strongly needed


So what's it gonna be? B or E? Tough call
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Source: Knewton

The editor of a local newspaper found that his paper's readership was declining because most articles did not address issues that directly impact readers' lives. To increase readership, the editor decided to print more articles about issues facing the local public school system and contentious school board budget meetings.

Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest reason to expect that articles focusing on local public schools and the school board budget will succeed in attracting readers?


A One of the core missions of the local newspaper is to inform local residents about the school board and the public school system.

B In order to make informed voting decisions, local residents need to be informed about the school board budget and its impact on the public school system.

C School board meetings are open to the public and make the minutes of every budget meeting readily available to the public.

D The number of local residents who read newspapers today is smaller than it was ten years ago.

E The vast majority of the local paper's readership is either employed by the local public school system or has children who attend local public schools.

For me, both B and E could work. What do you think?



Hi,

For me B is the answer here.

you need to find the strongest reason. If The vast majority of the local paper's readership is either employed by the local public school system or has children who attend local public schools then it means that its reader will be interested in the newspaper they already have... Is this new costumers? No.

in B: In order to make informed voting decisions, local residents need to be informed about the school board budget and its impact on the public school system . It provides a strong reason to believe that local resident of this local newspaper will be interested in purchasing this newspaper.

i do admit that this question is badly formulated. The problem is the word "readership". What does that mean? I understood it by saying that the newspaper is seeking new costumers, other could inteprete that by saying that it is a will from the newspaper to increase the number of articles the ones who are ALREADY buying the newspaper read.

For me it is B. But could be E depend on how you interpret "readership".
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