Electronic News Writing MCQs

Electronic News Writing MCQs

Our team has conducted extensive research to compile a set of Electronic News Writing MCQs. We encourage you to test your Electronic News Writing knowledge by answering these multiple-choice questions provided below.
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1: Jasmine Monroe, as is typical of many TV reporters, will produce ____ package(s) a day.

A.   1

B.   2

C.   3

D.   4 or more

2: Online media associated with TV stations typically

A.   Have their own staff of reporters.

B.   Have one web person to write everything.

C.   Have content written by the same reporter who wrote the story for broadcast.

D.   Don’t have much news content.

3: Broadcast stations differ from cable in that they

A.   Are licensed by the FC

B.   Send a signal through the airwaves rather than by wire.

C.   Must renew a license every eight years.

D.   All of the above.

4: Cable news outlets today

A.   Are more likely to present editorials and a more biased approach than networks.

B.   Have increased their audience while network news has decline

C.   Neither a nor

D.   Both a and

5: Reporters in the electronic media industry

A.   Have many potential opportunities on the horizon.

B.   Still work largely for broadcast stations.

C.   Don’t exist anymore.

D.   Have migrated to print jobs.

6: A reader is

A.   The person who reads the copy.

B.   A story that contains no sound on tape or package, read by the anchor.

C.   The voice over that is part of a package.

D.   A radio story.

7: A donut is

A.   A self-contained story by a reporter.

B.   The intro that is read by the anchor.

C.   The transition in the middle of a package.

D.   The live intro and conclusion to a package delivered by the reporter.

8: Broadcast writing, compared to newspaper writing

A.   Uses more complex language.

B.   Uses simpler language.

C.   Uses the same language.

D.   Uses a lot of slang and jargon.

9: The conversational style of writing

A.   Is something no longer used in media writing.

B.   Is more important in print writing.

C.   Is more useful in broadcast writing.

D.   Is most used in online content.

10: He two-column script is used

A.   To display what’s happening visually parallel to what’s happening aurally.

B.   To provide two different versions of the same story.

C.   To provide print-style writing along broadcast-style writing.

D.   Only in radio.

11: A news teaser always includes the most important details of the story.

A.   True

B.   False

12: Tosses are used to transition from one anchor/reporter to another.

A.   True

B.   False

13: Reginald fessenden is credited with making the first ______, on christmas eve in 1906.

A.   Distress call from a sinking ocean liner

B.   Voice broadcast

C.   On-air paid advertisement

D.   Use of Morse code

E.   Wireless telegraph