Law and Ethics in Media Writing MCQs

Law and Ethics in Media Writing MCQs

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A.   Absolute privilege

B.   Religious privilege

C.   White privilege

D.   None of above

2: _______ an individual can demonstrate during a libel case while seeking financial restitution are actual damages.

A.   Real losses

B.   Fake losses

C.   Economic

D.   Punitive losses

3: A standard of fault in libel cases that requires the plaintiff to show that the publisher of the content acted with a reckless disregard for the truth is called actual damage.

A.   True

B.   False

4: The Bill of rights is the first 10 amendments in the _____ constitution.

A.   U.S.

B.   UK

C.   France

D.   Italy

5: Categorical limitations are ______ placed on freedom of expression germane to the content people wish to share.

A.   Restriction

B.   Modification

C.   Prohibition

D.   Occlusion

6: Communication decency act of 1996  is an initial attempt to regulate pornography online under section_____.

A.   230

B.   231

C.   440

D.   302

A.   Copyright

B.   Legal right

C.   Birthright

D.   Fundamental right

8: Creative Commons is a ______option for intellectual property that allows content creators to dictate how others can use their content.

A.   Licensing

B.   Franchising

C.   Insurance

D.   Accreditation

9: Defamation is the act of_____ the reputation of someone.

A.   Damaging

B.   Enhancing 

C.   Defecting

D.   Injuring

A.   True

B.   False

11: _____ is an element of a libel case that requires a person to show that a publisher did something wrong.

A.   Fault

B.   Fair use

C.   Copyright

D.   Defamation

12: Freedom of speech,press,religion is mentioned in______ in the Bill of rights.

A.   First amendment

B.   8th amendment

C.   2nd amendment

D.   10th amendment

13: An element of a libel claim that requires the person claiming to be libeled to be clearly identifiable in the potentially libelous material is known as _____.

A.   Fault

B.   Defamation

C.   Identification

D.   Classification

14: Libel is defined as a _____ published statement that damages a person’s reputation.

A.   False

B.   True

C.   Authentic

D.   Liable.

15: Limited-purpose public figures are people who aren’t famous but have become known in relation to a specific topic or issue.

A.   True

B.   False

A.   Bribe

B.   Corruption

C.   Tax

D.   Freelancing

17: Taking content someone else created and claiming it to be your own is called_____.

A.   Payola

B.   Plagiarism

C.   Puffery

D.   Publication 

18: Politicians and celebrities are _____ figures.

A.   Public

B.   Private

C.   Social media

D.   None of above

19: An element of a libel claim that requires the potentially libelous content to be sent to someone other than the person claiming to be libeled is called_____.

A.   Publication

B.   Puffery

C.   Payola

D.   Plagiarism

20: Puffery is a kind of _____ protected speech.

A.   Legally

B.   Illegally

C.   Publicly

D.   Privately

21: Punitive damages are ______ penalties assessed to a libel defendant to punish the person or organization for acting irresponsibly.

A.   Financial

B.   Economical

C.   Ethical

D.   Managerial

A.   True

B.   False

23: Restrictions placed on _______ germane to when, where and how people wish to express themselves are called time-place manner limitations.

A.   Freedom of expression

B.   Freedom of speech

C.   Freedom of worship

D.   Freedom of living

24: True threat is a legally ______ form of communication where an individual announces a violent or dangerous action that is likely to occur.

A.   Protected

B.   Unprotected

C.   Sealed

D.   Concealed

25: Merging of twitter and liber is ______.

A.   Twibel

B.   Liber

C.   Witter

D.   Better

26: The ______ is often viewed as the foundation upon which all the rights and responsibilities of the media reside.

A.   Third Amendment

B.   First Amendment

C.   Fifth Amendment

D.   Second Amendment

27: Broadcast journalism is governed through the ______ due to its use of the public airwaves.

A.   Federal Trade Commission

B.   Food and Drug Administration

C.   Federal Department of Agriculture

D.   Federal Communication Commission

28: Speech can be limited in all of the following ways EXCEPT ______.

A.   Demographic limitations

B.   Categorical limitations

C.   Medium-based limitations

D.   Time-place-manner limitations

29: The following are all misconceptions regarding the First Amendment EXCEPT ______.

A.   No one can stop you from publishing what you want

B.   The law makes no demarcation between professional and amateur journalists

C.   Freedom of the press protects you from ramifications

D.   The rights established in the First Amendment are absolute

30: Libel requires all of the following EXCEPT ______.

A.   Identification

B.   Publication

C.   Fame

D.   Defamation

A.   Truth

B.   Privilege

C.   Hyperbole and opinion

D.   Defamation

A.   Fair use

B.   Creative commons

C.   Identification

D.   Permission

33: An example of actual damages is the inability to earn an income or emotional suffering.

A.   True

B.   False

34: The greater the irresponsibility on the part of the publisher, the lower the likelihood for politicians, celebrities, and other public figures to win libel cases.

A.   True

B.   False

35: The greater the irresponsibility on the part of the publisher, the lower the likelihood for politicians, celebrities, and other public figures to win libel cases.

A.   True

B.   False

36: Absolute privilege allows officials to make statements in their official roles without fear of libel.

A.   True

B.   False

37: In examining any libelous statements, courts must determine if the statement is fact or opinion.

A.   True

B.   False

A.   True

B.   False

39: In the field of media, we ignore rarities and avoid reporting on elements that make them different from everyday occurrences.

A.   True

B.   False

A.   True

B.   False

A.   True

B.   False

42: Medium-based limitations is restrictions placed on freedom of expression germane to the platform used to share information. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of the press, which traditionally translates to printed products. Other platforms, such as broadcast, receive less protection than do newspapers and magazines.

A.   True

B.   False