Journalism Terms Trivia Knowledge Test! Quiz

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Journalism Terms Trivia Knowledge Test! Quiz

There are a lot of things happening all over the world and journalism is one way of ensuring that the information of these events as they occur is transmitted to people around the globe. As a journalism student, the quiz below is designed to test out your knowledge on journalism terms from your classes. Give it a shot and get refresh!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This is the title or the name of the newspaper. Also called the Mast.
  • 2. 
    This is also known as a paragraph.
  • 3. 
    This is the caption or description for a photo.
  • 4. 
    This is where the story was written. Example: IOWA CITY, Iowa -
  • 5. 
    Also known as font.
  • 6. 
    This is the page on which the story continues.
  • 7. 
    Stands for page one.
  • 8. 
    This is known as cancelling a story. Term also used is "kill".
  • 9. 
    This is often used for web stories, known as a bullet point.
  • 10. 
    What does A.M.E. stand for?
  • 11. 
    What does A.C.E. stand for?
  • 12. 
    This is a case study. This type of lede focuses on a person's story, experience, etc.
  • 13. 
    This is a lede for a hard news story. A summary is the most common type.
  • 14. 
    This is an uplifting, fun, light fare story.
  • 15. 
    This is referred to as a follow up story.
  • 16. 
    This is the opposite of the editorial page. This includes letters to the editor, columns, etc.
  • 17. 
    This is a story that accompanies, often on the side of, a main story.
  • 18. 
    Also known as a head shot.
  • 19. 
    This refers to people who work at the paper.
  • 20. 
    What does A.P. stand for?
  • 21. 
    This is also known as the copy desk.
  • 22. 
    As a noun, this is the position of a story in the paper
  • 23. 
    Also known as a freelancer.
  • 24. 
    Also known as the pull out section.
  • 25. 
    These are boxes on both sides of the flag.
  • 26. 
    Term describes a head copy editor.
  • 27. 
    This is an anonymous source, referred to in "All The President's Men". A very well placed government source.
  • 28. 
    This is known as a good story in general terms.
  • 29. 
    Also known as a photographer/cameraman.
  • 30. 
    This is the news of a front page section.
  • 31. 
    This lists the reporter's name.
  • 32. 
    This is what you call the story within the news room. Also a one-word identifier of the story.
  • 33. 
    This is an advertising line. There's a ratio of advertising to copy.
  • 34. 
    This is advance material that a reporter writes in advance so that news lede can be added to top and story quickly sent to paper or agency.
  • 35. 
    This is usually not news and just a feel good story. Also referred to as a Valentine.
  • 36. 
    This is also known as a jumpline. It refers you to a certain page which gies you more information on the story.
  • 37. 
    This is a chart or a graphic that gives you information.
  • 38. 
    This is a headline that runs entirely across the top over all the columns of the paper.
  • 39. 
    This is a specific topic that a reporter writes for.
  • 40. 
    This is very small print for sponsored obits, classifieds, etc.
  • 41. 
    This is an event that explains why the story is reported at a particular time.
  • 42. 
    This is a smaller sized paper. It's sold flat like a magazine and contains lots of photos and condensed news.
  • 43. 
    This is the size of a newspaper in the largest dimension such as the New York Times or Wall Street Journal.
  • 44. 
    This is a fold out section from the center of the newspaper. This is a centerfold story leaving the reader in lingering thought.
  • 45. 
    This is the last paragraph of the story also known as a kicker.
  • 46. 
    This is the reason why you're reading the story now.
  • 47. 
    This is the early morning Sunday edition paper.
  • 48. 
    This is the beginning of a story.
  • 49. 
    This is a graphic in the story of a map.
  • 50. 
    More important news on the front page is ____________________.
  • 51. 
    This is a pre-meeting story that walks the reader up to an upcoming event. This is mostly of meetings written about before they occur so public knows what is on the agenda, what may be voted on. Also known as Advance.
  • 52. 
    This is the largest US newspaper publisher including USA Today. It also owns more than 20 TV stations. A media company (conglomerate).
  • 53. 
    This signals to the editor that there's more to come.