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Grade 12 Journalism
What is the best definition of a fact?
  1. A provable statement
  2. Anything that appears in a news story
  3. The results of a poll
  4. A view shared by many people
Grade 12 Journalism
What does a copy editor do in a typical newsroom?
  1. Checks stories for consistency, grammar and style
  2. Makes archive copies of stories from yesterday's print edition
  3. Uploads a digital copy of the newspaper to the web
  4. Manages newspaper subscriptions
Grade 12 Journalism
What is soft news?
  1. Any news story that is under 200 words
  2. A web publishing platform
  3. Any news story accessible on a mobile device
  4. A light news story intended to entertain
Grade 12 Journalism
What does Op-Ed stand for?
  1. Opposite education
  2. Opportunity to edit
  3. Opinion editorial
  4. Operational edict
Grade 12 Journalism
Who oversees day-to-day operations in a typical print newsroom?
  1. Digital Editor
  2. Line Editor
  3. Managing Editor
  4. Reporter
Grade 11 Journalism
How long should a graf be?
  1. 1 sentence
  2. 2-3 sentences
  3. 1-2 sentences
  4. 1 graf
Grade 11 Journalism
How long should a lede sentence be?
  1. less than 25 words
  2. 35-45 words
  3. 25-35 words
  4. at least 35 words
Grade 12 Journalism
What is the purpose of a back-up quote?
  1. to support the lead immediately
  2. to reinforce the writer's opinion
  3. to make a story more authentic
  4. to lengthen a story that is too brief
College Journalism
What is a lead?
  1. The senior reporter at a newspaper
  2. The opening paragraph of a news story
  3. The newspaper with the largest audience
  4. The main character in a news story
Grade 7 Journalism
What type of lead presents the most important information in the first sentence?
  1. Astonisher lead
  2. Question lead
  3. Cartridge lead
  4. Summary lead
Grade 10 Journalism CCSS: CCRA.W.6, W.9-10.6
Grade 11 Journalism
The name of a writer of a story
  1. writer
  2. byline
  3. copy
  4. caption
Grade 12 Journalism
Which of the following best describes libel?
  1. fair, neutral reporting
  2. spoken defamation of character
  3. responsible journalism
  4. written defamation of character
Grade 12 Journalism
Grade 11 Journalism
Grade 11 Journalism
Grade 11 Journalism
What is the body of a news story?
  1. everything up to the final paragraph
  2. everything after the lead
  3. the most important facts
  4. the opening paragraph
Grade 12 Journalism
What is an editorial topic comment?
  1. The comment where the editor includes personal information.
  2. It presents opinions or ideas about topics that are currently of special interest and have strong personal impact upon the reader.
  3. Columns that are humorous.
  4. A column that has a weak impact on the reader.
  5. A column that has no impact at all on the reader.
Grade 11 Journalism
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