Quiz: Do You Know About Media Ethics And Law?

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Quiz: Do You Know About Media Ethics And Law?

Media ethics and law refer to ethical principles and guidelines of media, applied for print media, broadcast media, film, arts, and the internet. These ethics and law are mandatory for content or news circulation in any form by print media, television, or online media. This quiz has been designed to test your knowledge about the rules, ethics, and functions of the journalist. Let's take this trivia quiz to learn more. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The following is an example of slander
    • A. 

      A national magazine reports on the upcoming election with an intent to sway voters to the Democratic side.

    • B. 

      A local radio DJ tries to sell his own car during air time.

    • C. 

      Several students are interviewed by a local news station and state that their science teacher is a raging alcoholic and fails to do his job.

    • D. 

      The high school principal takes the day off without calling in sick.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following does not contribute to the credibility of the press?
    • A. 

      Believability

    • B. 

      Sensationalism

    • C. 

      Impartiality

    • D. 

      Accuracy

  • 3. 
    This is the practice of passing off another's work as your own.
    • A. 

      Slander

    • B. 

      Invasion of privacy

    • C. 

      Libel

    • D. 

      Plagiarism

  • 4. 
    The opportunity for permitting a person criticized in a story to respond to that criticism in the same story is known as:
    • A. 

      Privileged statements

    • B. 

      Right of reply

    • C. 

      Objectivity

    • D. 

      Libel

  • 5. 
    Four forms of media are ___________________________,____________________________,____________________, and ___________________________________
  • 6. 
    The courts have made it clear that no publication will be held responsible for libel if the story in question in ____________________
  • 7. 
    Seven senior football players were caught drinking at a party after a home football game. The parents of the players were aware of the party, as well as the alcohol. The players were called to the principal's office on Monday and given Saturday School for one month for setting a bad example. The coach feels that the players will miss important practice time due to Saturday School and has asked for their punishment to fall in his hands.  He guarantees they will regret their decisions. You are the editor of the High School RoundUp. How will you cover this story? Who will you interview, what will you ask? Can you provide a solution?
  • 8. 
    Which topic is not covered in journalists’ ethical codes?
    • A. 

      Respecting people’s privacy

    • B. 

      Subterfuge

    • C. 

      The law of defamation

    • D. 

      None

  • 9. 
    When should a journalist use secret or hidden recording equipment?
    • A. 

      When the interviewee has said they don’t want to be recorded

    • B. 

      When gathering facts for a particularly news-worthy story

    • C. 

      When there is no other way to get a public interest story

  • 10. 
    What is UK privacy law based on?
    • A. 

      The Editors’ Code of Practice

    • B. 

      The rights of celebrities to have private lives

    • C. 

      Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights