Quiz: Do You Know About Media Ethics And Law?

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How much do you know about media ethics and law? As a journalism student, one must be aware of media law, ethics, and regulations. This quiz will review your knowledge regarding these terms. Media ethics and law refer to ethical principles and guidelines of media, applied to print media, broadcast media, film, arts, and the internet. These ethics and law are mandatory for content or news circulation by print media, television, or online media. Play this quiz and assess yourself. 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. 
    The courts have made it clear that no publication will be held responsible for libel if the story in question in ____________________. (true/false)
  • 6. 
    Which topic is not covered in journalists’ ethical codes?
    • A. 

      Respecting people’s privacy

    • B. 

      Subterfuge

    • C. 

      The law of defamation

    • D. 

      None

  • 7. 
    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

    • D. 

      When there are multiple ways to get a public interest story

  • 8. 
    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

    • D. 

      Article 7 of the European Convention on Human Rights

  • 9. 
    What are the four forms of media?
    • A. 

      Newspapers

    • B. 

      Radio and television

    • C. 

      Internet

    • D. 

      Magazines

  • 10. 
    Errors in published media should be corrected quickly and without drawing attention to the mistake.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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