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Journalism Midterm
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2014
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Sample Questions from the Journalism Midterm Exam

Question: What is another name for unethical, irresponsible hoaxes, screaming headlines, frauds, and self promotion?

Choices:

in loco parentis

yellow journalism

sensationalism

news bureau

Question: what percent of factual intormation on the internet originates fromtraditioal news outlets?

Choices:

85

75

60

52

Question: What was the name of the first newspaper ever published?

Choices:

Boston New-Letter

Publick Occurences

Chicago Defender

New York Weekly Journal

Question: In colonial America, with what offence were newspapers charges when they criticized the government , even if their criticism were true?

Choices:

libel

sedition

jargon

muckracking

Question: Which of the following guarantees freedom of the press in the United States?

Choices:

First Amendment of the Constitution

Libel

Boston Transcript

Chicago Defender

Question: When did the first television broadcast take place?

Choices:

1940

1960

1954

1930

Question: Who was Cornelia Walker?

Choices:

Editor-in-chief of New York Times

New York Journal's publisher

Editor of the Boston Transcript

First female writer

Question: What principle was established through the case of John Peter Zenger?

Choices:

the greater the truth, the greater the libel

truth is not libel

identify sources clearly

never plagiarize, always attribute

Question: A newspaper that prints false, malicious, and seditious information is guilty of what offense?

Choices:

libel

yellow journalism

slander

muckracking

Question: Which of the following operates outside of, but sometimes cooperates with, traditional news media?

Choices:

business journalism

community journalsim

defense journalism

citizen journalism

Question: What do the following pertain to? news judgment knowledge of grammar and style ability to report and write original stories ability to edit photos ability to learn new technologies

Choices:

journalism ethics code

principles of journalism

factor of digital journalism

abilities for journalists

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