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  1. The web’s quality of permanence means that broadcast news no longer has to conform to a structure of linear presentation. •True •False 2. In comparison to broadcast journalists on the radio and television, broadcast journalists on the web will be more within reach of their audiences and more accountable to them. •True •False 3. According.
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1.The point, mood and meaning of a story: a)should be determined by the writer before he writes. b)need not be decided until after the story is written. c)never appear all together in the same story. d)do not dictate elements of writing style. 2.“Surprise endings” and “a sense of suspense” a)should not be used in traditional short-form.
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  7.Local experts should generally not be used in news stories.  8.Transmissions on police monitors are private and protected, and should never be used as sources.  9.A source’s personal motivations are irrelevant as long as his story seems true.  10.Unsolicited contacts should generally be rejected as sources since they are the.
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  11. Traditionally broadcasts have been linear in nature. •True •False 12. Immediacy is one of the strengths of broadcast news. •True •False 13. Television is the only source people can turn to for breaking news. •True •False 14 . Writing is not important in broadcast news. •True •False 15 . Sometimes broadcasters may have to reformat sound and video so that visitors.
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1.Which of the following is not a potential source? a)a disgruntled employee b)a police scanner c)a news release d)all of the above are potential sources 2.For the purposes of gathering information, sourcery is: a)the practice of obtaining information from various reliable sources. b)the unethical practice of using black magic to locate reliable sources. c)the practice of ignoring sources.
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  1 . One advantage to web journalism is that it is more convenient than newspapers. •True •False 2 . All information put onto the web can be saved permanently if done correctly. •True •False 3. Information that was lost during the first 10 years of the web was a result of faulty medium. •True •False 4. People often return.
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  1.A _________________________ is a site that is devoted to delivering timely news and information to its audience. 2._________________________ refers to the practice of simply shifting the content produced by the organization for another medium (newspaper, radio, or television) to the web site with little or no change. 3.A web site that employs.
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  s17.Elaborate briefly on the following tenets of the RTNDA Code of Ethics, i.e. what it means and why it is important. a)Strive to present the source or nature of broadcast news material in a way that is balanced, accurate and fair. b)Respect the dignity, privacy and well-being of people with whom they.
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1 . What is the most important consideration of an editor? a.conciseness b.ambiguity c.timeliness d.accuracy 2 . Headlines should... a.be accurate b.emphasize the most important information c.express a complete thought d.all of the above 3 . Headlines should contain... a.12-20 words b.10-15  words c.8-10 words d.5-7 words 4 . Summaries should... a.tell the whole story b.encourage readers to read the story c.be like headlines d.be long and drawn out 5.
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  7.Two different moral agents may, through proper reasoning, arrive at opposing but equally compelling conclusions about the most ethical decision.  8.It is sound and acceptable moral and ethical practice to lead an interviewee into giving certain specific answers, as long as you are certain he would have given similar answers.
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1.The elements of the Day Rule are: a)context, philosophical foundations and critical thinking. b)moral, ethical and reasoning devices. c)ethika, virtue, and morals. d)none of the above. 2.On the Fake Hit of Mr. Black we learned: a)several hard and fast rules for moral and ethical decision-making. b)how there are many possible courses of action when situations are examined.
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  16.Write a television news copy story (reader) using a boomerang lead and the following information: The tiremaker Firestone today announced it will recall 3.5 million Wilderness AT tires on sport utility vehicles.  They’re 15-and-16 inch tires.  Federal investigators had ordered the tires recalled several months ago, but Firestone had refused.  Now.
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1. In 1991, Swiss physicist ____ developed the first hypertext system to allow people to share what they had through the Internet. a. Vannevar Bush b.Tim Berners-Lee c.Ted Nelson d.Glenn Reynolds e.None of the above 2. What are the ways web journalism differs from other media, as outlined in the text? a.Variety, expansion, depth, context b.Timeliness, content, convenience,.
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1 . A technique for writing news stories that has proven effective and resilient over time and is ideal for web journalism is ________. a. The feature story b.Unusualness c.Lateral writing d.The inverted pyramid 2 . What is a technique used by web journalists that makes their stories more interactive than print or broadcasting?.
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1 . What is meant by the phrase “Writing for Aunt Matilda?” a.Reporters should write for the women in their audience b.Reporters should write for a “typical” audience member c.Reporters should write for an older generation, because most older people keep up with the news d.Reporters should write with their family in mind, because.
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  11 . The first commitment of a broadcast journalist is... a.simplicity b.accuracy c.conciseness d.immediacy 12 . Broadcast writers strive for ____________ by eliminating all but the most necessary adjectives and adverbs from their writing. a. conciseness b.simplicity c.accuracy d.immediacy 13 . The dramatic unity structure consists of.... a.accuracy, immediacy and simplicity b.timeliness, facts and causes c.causes, effects and dénouement d.climax, cause and effect 14..
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1 . The most foremost characteristic of media writing is : a.Accuracy b.Clarity c.Efficiency d.Precision 2 . Writing that has the quality of simplicity is : a.Writing at an elementary school level b.Writing that includes words no more than three syllables in length c.Writing that explains things so that the news can be understood by a wide audience d.Writing.
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  18.Calculate the total length of the script, in seconds.  The next script is from a newscast on all news radio WTOP 107.7 FM/1500 AM in Washington D.C. (www.wtopnews.com) Have you noticed how gasoline prices seem to be creeping up again?  Triple A says after a onemonth reprieve...prices at Washington area pumps climbed.
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  8.Interviews should be carefully “scripted”, and you should attempt to not deviate from the questions you’ve written out in advance.  9.“Sit down” interviews are also referred to as “one-on-ones”.  It’s a good idea to stick closely to a list of specific questions while conducting an interview.  10.If you don’t understand.
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  11. The most consistent exploration of animation in journalism to date has come from photojournalists. True • False 12. If not used carefully, animation can distract the reader. •True •False 13 . The column chart refers to bar charts in which the bars run horizontally. •True •False 14. When designing a graphic, journalists should know how to use.
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  1. Efficiency in writing means generating copy as quickly as possible with little regard for accuracy or precision. •True •False 2. The content of a story is more important than a reporter’s personal style of writing. •True •False 3. Long paragraphs are better for news stories because the longer the paragraph, the more information can be.
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  1.According to the author, ________________ is at the heart of the journalistic process, no matter what the medium. 2.The ________________ has the most important job because he/she sets the standard and tone for the kind of journalism that is practiced at a news organization. 3._____________________ means that information is broken into chunks.
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1.The Internet began as: a)a network of computers set up for national defense purposes. b)a research tool for journalists. c)a game for academic “hackers.” d)all of the above. 2.“Printcast” can beset be described as: a)a mix of printing and cursive writing used when broadcasting on the Internet. b)a mix of streamed video and newspaper style writing. c)a mix.
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1 . Which of the following is NOT a general characteristic of graphics journalism? a. expensive b.easy to construct c.difficult to construct d.easy to understand 2 . A graphics revolution in the print media a.began in the 1980s and gained momentum in the 1990s. b.began in the 1990s and gained momentum after 2000. c.began in the 1970s.
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  1.____________________ journalism combines words and images to present ideas and information in ways that cannot be accomplished by text or illustration alone. 2.________________ Computer company was the leader in developing the necessary technology for graphics journalism. 3.Three general types of informational graphics that are most likely transferred to the web from print.
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  16.List eight characteristics of the “printcast” style of Internet writing.  19.Assume the following information is on a Web site about a disorder called “trippers.”  Briefly describe what questions you have about the source and reliability of the information, and suggest how you would go about confirming the information, and in.
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1. According to your text, which of the following is NOT a method of populating a web site with content? a. shovelware b.moderate updating c.popular updating d.aggressive updating e.original content 2 . Which is NOT a characteristic of shovelware? a.expensive and difficult to operate b.cheap and easy to operate c.shifts content with little or no change d.it works 3 ..
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  16.Briefly rewrite the following story so that it conveys humor: BINGO IN ARKANSAS ( Helena, Arkansas - AP) -- Good news for bingo players in Arkansas.  The mayor of Helena says he’ll let bingo games continue at the Knights of Columbus hall.  Local police say they shut down a bingo game at.
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1.Which of the following is not an organizational technique(s) discussed in the chapter? a)“Writing as you go” and “The Milieu Factor” b)Asking What Do I Need? c)Computer Assisted Filtering (CAF) d)Writing standup bridges or closes in the field 2.Which of the following is not a question to ask when developing a story? a)Do I have the.
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  17.Consider the following radio story, then answer the questions that follow: Distracted Driving Pay attention...buckle up...driving is a full time job...That’s the new slogan from an employers safety group. It’s trying to alert drivers to the dangers of distraction. What exactly are we doing behind the wheel? Eating...chatting on cell phones...looking after.
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  16.What’s the approximate total length of the script, in seconds?  The following questions refer to the script below: Burke May 22 - 3:00 p.m. Lodge The landmark big tobacco trial entered its punitive damages phase.  The case was brought on behalf of 500-thousand-six Florida smokers who want cigarette makers to be punished for lying.
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  1.Shovelware is an expensive but easy way for a web site to update its content. 2.Having a site change every few minutes or every few hours is one of the hallmarks of moderate updating. 3.Some weblogs have rules that participants must follow. 4.Communicating is the central function of the web. 5.Webzines are more.
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  9.The words “script” and “copy” can generally be used interchangeably.  10.Everything written inside parentheses is usually “read” aloud by the anchor.  11.The vast majority of television stations and networks follow universal script format guidelines.  12.A live shot is a reporter’s on-the-scene report, which is not pre-recorded.  13.The “run time” is.
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1.A script that has absolutely no video in it is called: a)A VO or voice over b)a reader c)a minus VO d)it can be called any of the above 2.A story that is written by a reporter and pre-recorded for the newscast is commonly referred to as: a)a package b)a chyron c)a sound bite d)a live shot 3.A font can: a)give.
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  1. Web journalists must learn to handle various forms of information. •True •False 2. The general public is considered as good a source as the experts for most readers •True •False 3. Lateral thinking is just finding links with information related to a story •True •False 4. Web journalists should be able to think about how the information is.
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1 . The photojournalist generally brings _______ and ________ to a news story. a. skills, expertise b.depth, expression c.information, personality d.illustration, visual context 2  _______ refers to where the objects in the photo appear. a. setting b.composition c.rule of thirds d.content 3 . What is the most common frustration of print photojournalists? a.there is not enough space to run.
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1 . Which of the following has the most immediate impact on its audience? a.a newspaper article b.a magazine article c.a television broadcast 2. According to the author, broadcast journalists must commit to a.accuracy b.clarity c.precision d.efficiency e.all of the above 3 . Which of the following is NOT a part of the structure of dramatic unity? a. climax b.cause c.effect d.opinions 4 ..
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  7.The terms “World Wide Web” and “online” are used interchangeably.  8.“Printcast” components include all of the following: headlines, still images, graphics, links, streamed video, complex writing, conversational writing and audio. 9.Online writers often have the luxury of more time and space than is possible in traditional broadcast medium.  10.Online writing tends.
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  1 . Graphics journalism is expensive. •True •False 2 . Graphics journalists must be experts in the language because they have so little space and consequently so few words to use. •True •False 3 . An organizational chart is an example of a chart-based graphic. •True •False 4 . A graphic should contain the minimum items necessary for understanding.
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