Journalism History And Media Law

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Journalism Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz about journalism history and the people who are important in the history of journalism in America.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is muckracking?
    • A. 

      Practice of finding the best stories to print from a particular day of news

    • B. 

      Movement to limit the power of the President

    • C. 

      Exposing unfair and dangerous practices in industries

    • D. 

      Sensational journalism not always based in truth

  • 2. 
    Yellow journalism can be defined as:
    • A. 

      Practice of finding the best stories to print from a particular day of news

    • B. 

      Movement to limit the power of the President

    • C. 

      Exposing unfair and dangerous practices in industries

    • D. 

      Sensational journalism not always based in truth

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is a wire service?
    • A. 

      USA Today

    • B. 

      New York Times

    • C. 

      Western Telegraph

    • D. 

      Associated Press

  • 4. 
    What is the Penny Press?
    • A. 

      Newspaper in Texas that charged a small fee for its newspaper

    • B. 

      Press made out of copper

    • C. 

      Founded by Benjamin Day; papers cost a penny

    • D. 

      Cost of newspapers in major cities today

  • 5. 
    What was important about the John Peter Zenger trial?
    • A. 

      Established the Partisan press

    • B. 

      Established that truth is a defense in libel cases

    • C. 

      Established freedom of the press

    • D. 

      Won Zenger a large sum of money

  • 6. 
    Who was Nellie Bly?
    • A. 

      Wrote stories about the plight of working women

    • B. 

      Lived in an asylum to investigate what was happening there

    • C. 

      Traveled around the world

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 7. 
    Who was a famous photographer that covered the Dust Bowl during the Depression ?
    • A. 

      Carl Bernstein

    • B. 

      Edward R. Murrow

    • C. 

      Howard Stern

    • D. 

      Margaret Bourke-White?

  • 8. 
    Who was Gloria Steinem?
    • A. 

      Magazine editor who lead the feminist movement

    • B. 

      Pushed for women's right to vote

    • C. 

      One of the nation's first shock jocks

    • D. 

      First woman newspaper editor

  • 9. 
    Editor of the first U.S. newspaper, Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick 
    • A. 

      Benjamin Day

    • B. 

      Benjamin Harris

    • C. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • D. 

      Benjamin Hart

  • 10. 
    Which case limits the student press more?
    • A. 

      Hazelwood

    • B. 

      Tinker

  • 11. 
    Which is censorship?
    • A. 

      A school official reviewing the contents of a school newspaper

    • B. 

      A school official asking a newspaper staff to remove a story from the paper

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is not covered in the First Amendment?
    • A. 

      Petition the government

    • B. 

      Freeedom of religion

    • C. 

      Freedom of the press

    • D. 

      Right to own a gun

  • 13. 
    The Tinker case involved:
    • A. 

      The right to print a negative story

    • B. 

      The right to petition the government

    • C. 

      Censorship

    • D. 

      Right to protest the war

  • 14. 
    The  publication of a false statement of fact that seriously harms someone's reputation is called
    • A. 

      Muckracking

    • B. 

      Libel

    • C. 

      Yellow journalism

    • D. 

      Censorship