Libel, Privacy And Ethics In Media Coverage

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Test your knowledge about libel in the media.


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  • 1. 
    What group established the code of ethics for journalists?
    • A. 

      Society of Professional Journalists

    • B. 

      Society of Tabloids

    • C. 

      Google

  • 2. 
    Libel is:
  • 3. 
    Who is responsible for libel?
    • A. 

      The reporter

    • B. 

      The editor

    • C. 

      Anyone who is a republisher of libel can be held responsible

    • D. 

      The source that made the statement

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a form of right to privacy:
    • A. 

      Evidence from a court case

    • B. 

      Public disclosure of private facts

    • C. 

      Tabloids

  • 5. 
    Reporters can gain information from:
    • A. 

      Court trials

    • B. 

      Hearings

    • C. 

      Meetings of some legislative bodies

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Only B and C

  • 6. 
    What did the case Richmond Newspapers vs. Virginia do?
    • A. 

      Allowed public access to criminal trials

    • B. 

      Allowed reporter only access to criminal trials

    • C. 

      Forbid newspapers from reporting about West Virginia

  • 7. 
    If a judge puts a "gag order" out, who is it on?
  • 8. 
    The Freedom of Information Act created:
    • A. 

      Right to access documents held in the legislative branch

    • B. 

      Right to access documents held in the judicial branch

    • C. 

      Right to access documents held in the executive branch

  • 9. 
    What is one factor that the Supreme Court has ruled legitimate for a proceeding to be closed?
    • A. 

      A threat to the interest with no alternative

    • B. 

      He or she didn't feel like seeing reporters today

    • C. 

      The interest in question has ties to their spouse

  • 10. 
    When should reporters and editors be cautious of legal matters in their coverage?
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