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Grade 9 Journalism
Grade 9 Journalism
What is the MOST important job of a sportswriter covering a game?
  1. cheering on the home team
  2. talking to other sportswriters in the press box
  3. checking facts and statistics on the opposing team
  4. taking notes
Grade 9 Journalism
Grade 9 Journalism
Which of these describes an important distinction between sportswriters and news writers?
  1. Sportswriters do not need to be objective.
  2. Sportswriters do not have to write summary leads.
  3. Sportswriters can be partisan up to a point.
  4. Sportswriters can use cliches.
Grade 9 Journalism CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.9-10.1
In order to write a compelling editorial, what is the main thing the writer must do?
  1. research the subject
  2. write with great emotion
  3. choose a burning issue
  4. develop the subject at length
Grade 9 Journalism
Which of the following is not a guideline for writing effective editorials?
  1. be brief
  2. be wordy
  3. admit errors
  4. avoid all hearsay
Grade 9 Journalism
Which of the following is not good preparation for a sportswriter?
  1. reading the sports pages
  2. watching sports on TV
  3. talking to friends
  4. watching practice sessions
Grade 9 Journalism
Editorials that criticize must be balanced. What must they include?
  1. warnings
  2. helpful suggestions
  3. humor
  4. persuasion
Grade 9 Journalism CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.2b
How are facts arranged in inverted pyramid style?
  1. less important to most important
  2. most important to less important
  3. slowly building to the most interesting facts
  4. crucial facts equally spaced throughout the story
Grade 9 Journalism
What are the four parts to an editorial?
  1. intro, reaction, details, conclusion
  2. lead, background, 3 arguments, conclusion
  3. intro, background, 3 arguments, conclusion
  4. intro, reaction, position, conclusion
Grade 9 Journalism
Which of the following do you NOT need to prove libel?
  1. identified/identifiable
  2. harmed reputation
  3. proof it was said to others
  4. malicious intent/negligence
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