Direction (1-5): Given below is a paragraph consisting of blanks against each number.
Identify the correct option among the five alternatives that perfectly fits into the given blank against the respective number to make the paragraph contextually meaningful and grammatically correct.
In the ___(1)
______of the First World War, sociologist Max Weber told his students that not everyone realizes the demanding nature of producing good journalism and that a journalist’s actual responsibility is far greater than that of a scholar’s. The conspicuous absence of reporting from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) following the vivisection of the State last week helped in realizing the full import of Weber’s observation.
Journalism performs many tasks. British journalist George Brock has mandated four irreducible core tasks: verification, bearing witness, sense-making, and investigation. However, following the Union Government’s dramatic __(2)
_____ to alter the political structure of J&K, Indian journalism was forced to temporarily abandon its ‘bearing-witness’ role and had to resort only to its ‘sense-making’ task. In this newspaper, there was a strongly worded editorial, “Scrapping J&K’s special status is the wrong way to an end;” a series of lead and Op-Ed articles; and an outstanding data story, “J&K’s vital statistics,” which debunked the claims of Home Minister Amit Shah that Article 370______(3)
___ development. It is important to classify these writings within the rubric of the ‘sense-making’ task of journalism. While they were rigorous and insightful, there was a sense of __(4)
________because there were no ground reports from Kashmir. A day before the government’s decision, all forms of communications — mobile networks, Internet services, and landline phone connectivity — had been shut down, leaving Kashmir and some districts in Jammu __(5)
- guidance or Protection
-keeping away from some
- the consequences of an event
- caused to show discomposure
– Expression of blame or disapproval
-Very sad and deprived state
-Kind and gentle