Journalism Terms

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Journalism Quizzes & Trivia

Use your knowledge of the terms and their definitions to answer the questions below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Copy
    • A. 

      Words for a headline

    • B. 

      Any piece of material that makes it to print.

    • C. 

      The belief that what someone says is true

    • D. 

      The writer's name as it appears in the story

  • 2. 
    Objectivity
    • A. 

      A writer's ability to stay calm

    • B. 

      The belief that what someone says is true.

    • C. 

      The act of reaching and/or maintaining a goal

    • D. 

      A lack of bias or opinion

  • 3. 
    Editorial
    • A. 

      A prominent news story not related to a current event.

    • B. 

      The part of a newspaper or magazine listing pertinent information to readers, such as ownership, publishers, editors, email addresses, etc.

    • C. 

      An article that state's a writer's or the paper's opinion about a particular topic

    • D. 

      A leading article in a newspaper or magazine that delivers timely news to its readers

  • 4. 
    Lead
    • A. 

      To guide in direction, course, action, opinion, etc

    • B. 

      The first paragraph of a news story; it explains the main idea in a few words.

    • C. 

      Words found in a headline that give the 5W's +H.

    • D. 

      The organizational pattern which information is presented in most news stories (from most important to least important).

  • 5. 
    Heading
    • A. 

      Another word for headline

    • B. 

      A main division in a paper

    • C. 

      Something that serves as a head, top, or front

    • D. 

      The writer's name at the beginning of a story

  • 6. 
    Subjectivity is...
  • 7. 
    Give an example of a feature article (what kind would it be, what things would it talk about?)
  • 8. 
    What is a byline?
  • 9. 
    What is credibility and why is it important for a journalist?
  • 10. 
    What is usually found in the masthead?
  • 11. 
    How is hard news different from feature writing?  What does it have that features may lack?
  • 12. 
    Draw the inverted pyramid.  How is it organized?