Law And Ethics Test

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A vocabulary and history over the Laws and Ethics of Journalism.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the 5 criteria argued in a libel case?
  • 2. 
    What are the three defenses in a libel suit?
  • 3. 
    What are three ways to avoid a libel suit?
  • 4. 
    What are the four most common ways to invade someones privacy?
  • 5. 
    What legal terms were clarified in the Cherry Sister's case?
  • 6. 
    What legal terms were clarified in the New York Times v.s. Sullivan case?
  • 7. 
    What legal terms were clarified in the Associated Press v.s. Walker case?
  • 8. 
    What legal terms were clarified in the Gertz v.s. Welch case?
  • 9. 
    What was the impact of the Tinker v.s. Des Moines School District lawsuit?
  • 10. 
    What was the impact of the Hazelwood School District v.s. Kuhlmeier lawsuit?
  • 11. 
    What is Breach of Contract?
    • A. 

      Refusing to tell a judge the source of information used in a story.

    • B. 

      Publishing the name of a confidential source after promising you wouldn't.

    • C. 

      Publishing falsehood that holds someone up to public ridicule or scorn.

  • 12. 
    What is Contempt of Court?
    • A. 

      Refusing to tell a judge the sopurce of information used in a story.

    • B. 

      A 1996 law requiring federal agenciws to make moost.

    • C. 

      Protects opinions from libel suites.

  • 13. 
    What is Fabrication?
    • A. 

      Behavior on or off the job that could damage your publications reputation.

    • B. 

      Failure to obey a lawful order.

    • C. 

      Manufacturing of falsifying any facts, quotes, or events for a story.

  • 14. 
    What is Fair Comment and Criticism?
    • A. 

      Passing off someone else's words or ideas as your own.

    • B. 

      The right of Journalists to print their opinions on the performance of public figurs or entertainers.

    • C. 

      Publishing the name of a confidental source after promising you they wouldn't.

  • 15. 
    What is Fair Report Privilege?
    • A. 

      Protects opinions from libel suites.

    • B. 

      Using words or ideas that some of your readers may find offensive.

    • C. 

      Allows journalists to report anything said in official government proceedings, no matter how slanerous, without being sued.

  • 16. 
    What is the Freedom of Information Act?
    • A. 

      A 1996 law requiring federal agencies to make most of their records available to the public upon request.

    • B. 

      Activities or writings that incite resistence or hospitality toward the government.

    • C. 

      Failure to obey a lawful order.

  • 17. 
    What are Lapses in Ethics?
    • A. 

      Passing off someone else's words orideas as your own.

    • B. 

      Behavior on or off the job that could damage your publications reputation.

    • C. 

      Publishing the name of a confidenial source after promising you wouldn't.

  • 18. 
    What is Libel?
    • A. 

      Local, state, or federal boards or comissions.

    • B. 

      Activities or writings that incite someones words or ideas as your own.

    • C. 

      Publishing falsehood that holds someone up to the publics ridicule or scorn.

  • 19. 
    What is Sedition?
    • A. 

      Protects opinions from libel suits.

    • B. 

      Activities or writings that incite resistence or hospitality toward the governemnt.

    • C. 

      Publishing falsehood that holds someone up to the publics ridicule or scorn.

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