Friday, October 23, 2009

Please help..?

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best answer ten points!!

1: What was America’s first Newspaper?
Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick
The American Weekly Mercury
The New York Times


2: Which of the following is NOT a directive of the Canons of Journalism?
Sincerity, truthfulness, accuracy
Reader interest
Decency


3: In what country was the first newspaper published?
Italy
England
China


4: If someone suggested you write a story about an Easter Egg Hunt, despite the fact that it is October at the moment, which "news factor" would you cite in denouncing their idea?
Adventure
Timeliness
Significance


5: Which of the following is NOT an important attribute of a good reporter?
Attractiveness
Impartiality
Accuracy


6: Most news articles are written from which point of view?
First Person
Second Person
Third Person


7: Which of the following is the traditional form of a news story?
Inverted Pyramid
Great Pyramid
Inverted Triangle


8: What is a by-line?
The row on the far left of a news story, where the "by-news" goes
The row below the headline of a news story, where the author’s name appears
The last line in a meeting story


9: A story that tells the events in the order in which they happened is called what?
An inverted-pyramid story
A chronological-order story
A composite or many-angle story


10: The beginning of a news story, in which we find its most important elements, is called what?
The lead
The hard news
The outline


11: An "astonisher," in which the news story begins with an exclamation, is what type of lead?
A conventional lead
A precautionary lead
An unconventional lead


12: What is the second-step of writing a news story?
List the facts in accordance with their importance.
Write the main body of the story
Write a condensed statement of the important facts.


13: Should we believe everything we read in the newspaper?
Yes
No
Only if it’s in the Washington Post


14: If you are assigned to cover an important speech in your community, you should take notes while the speaker is talking. When taking notes, you should NOT:
Try to copy down everything the speaker says
Watch the audience's reactions
Use a tape recorder


15: On July 13, 1859, Horace Greeley conducted the first real interview in the history of journalism. Who did he interview?
Malcolm X
Charles Dickens
Brigham Young


16: An interview in which a number of people are asked to share their views on a subject is called what?
A Routine Interview
A Symposium Interview
A Conventional Interview


17: Which of the following is NOT an important part of preparing for an interview?
Know as little as you can about the person you plan to interview
Arrange in advance for the interview
Plan to ask a few definite questions


18: Which of the following should you definitely NOT do during an interview?
Alternate between direct and indirect questions
Take notes while the interviewee is speaking
Chew bubble gum


19: If you arrive at an interview with an important public figure, only to have them tell you they just last week gave an interview to a different reporter from your newspaper, you should:
Say farewell, but try to schedule an interview for the following week
Ask them for the name of the rival reporter
Ask if any new developments have arisen since the last interview


20: When writing headlines, always be sure to:
Repeat important words
Use as much punctuation as possible
Use active verbs instead of passive verbs

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