Reporting and Interviewing MCQs

Reporting and Interviewing MCQs

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1: Because of today’s converged media environment

A.   Sensationalism doesn’t exist anymore.

B.   Sensationalism is epidemi

C.   It is easier to separate fact from fiction.

D.   People can rely more on nonprofessionals for their news.

2: Freedom of the press is guaranteed

A.   By the First Amendment.

B.   By the Society of Professional Journalists.

C.   On a state-by-state basis.

D.   Freedom of the press is not spelled out in law.

3: Objectivity means

A.   Only reporting on stories about which you have no opinion.

B.   Not reporting on issues that may harm the community in which you work.

C.   Not reporting on any politically charged issues.

D.   Basing your reporting on facts and evidence rather than your opinion.

4: Ethical standards tell us

A.   What we are required to do by law.

B.   What stories we should do rather than what we must do.

C.   How to get away with certain reporting practices.

D.   How our opinions differ from our editor’s.

5: As a rule, reporters should interview at least ___ sources for a story.

A.   1

B.   2

C.   3

D.   4

6: Because of the converged media environment, television reporters

A.   Must learn to write for web and social media as well.

B.   Are not as important as those hired to write for the we

C.   Do not share their stories with web producers.

D.   Are out of a jo

7: A man running through Central Park naked would most likely make news because of its

A.   Impact.

B.   Conflict.

C.   Prominence.

D.   Novelty.

8: In most news stories, which is the best way to observe events?

A.   First-han

B.   Through reports from credible sources.

C.   Through interviews with experts.

D.   Through reactions of participants.

9: A certain amount of skepticism in journalists

A.   Prevents them from doing their jo

B.   Is necessary to get truthful and accurate information.

C.   Will cause them to inject bias in the story.

D.   Is an indication they haven’t been trained properly.

10: When trying to interview sources for a story, secretaries and other assistants

A.   Are a waste of your time.

B.   Can be helpful with background and other information.

C.   Don’t generally know much to help you.

D.   Will never talk to you.

11: Dot coms are more credible web sources because their business is making money.

A.   True.

B.   False

12: Court case records such as court dockets are public records.

A.   True.

B.   False