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6 Journalists quizzes and 55 Journalists trivia questions.
  Investigative Reporters    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I'll give you the title, or theme of 10 Pulitzer Prize winning investigative news stories or series, you tell me who wrote them.
Average, 10 Qns, Shadowmyst2004, Oct 05 23
Oct 05 23
36 plays
  Pounding a Beat - Broadcast Journalism    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the famous journalist to the TV show they are most known for working with. Some of these may surprise you.
Average, 10 Qns, Shadowmyst2004, Oct 04 18
Oct 04 18
331 plays
  Pounding a Beat - Print Journalism    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the famous journalist to the publication they are most known for writing/editor for. Some of these may surprise you.
Average, 10 Qns, Shadowmyst2004, Oct 27 18
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Oct 27 18
287 plays
  The Muckrakers   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The muckrakers were American journalists who criticized the business and political practices of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Come learn of them.
Tough, 10 Qns, trident, Apr 23 07
trident editor
397 plays
  Pounding a Beat - Radio Journalism    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the famous journalist to the radio show they are most known for working with. Some of these may surprise you.
Average, 10 Qns, Shadowmyst2004, Oct 15 18
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Oct 15 18
255 plays
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
This quiz is dedicated to my favorite high school subject, journalism. I hope to someday be a reporter.
Average, 5 Qns, JsusFreak, Mar 01 24
Mar 01 24
3324 plays
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Journalists Trivia Questions

1. What is it when a reporter includes something in a story (print journalism, not broadcast journalism) about a person that is untrue and could possibly ruin a person's reputation?

From Quiz

Answer: Libel

If there is a part in a newspaper story that is false and likely to ruin one's reputation, that is libel. Spoken libel is called slander.

2. What is yellow journalism?

From Quiz Journalism

Answer: Sensationalism

It is sensationalistic news. Let me explain it: yellow journalism is when someone makes up news to attract readers. This first started in 1898 between Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, who were owners of two New York newspapers (and they were also rivals).

3. What socialist author and muckraker wrote the infamous book 'The Jungle', which told the story of Jurgis, and criticized the meat processing factories in the U.S.?

From Quiz The Muckrakers

Answer: Upton Sinclair

The book raised Sinclair's visibility and even led to reform in the government! They took action and passed laws such as the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. The purpose of the book was to help feel for the poverty-stricken, and perhaps raise support for socialist beliefs, but the meat-packing industry's tactics were affected the most.

4. What major U.S. newspaper was the most involved in Watergate?

From Quiz Journalism

Answer: The Washington Post

It was the Washington Post. The head of the newspaper was criticized by President Nixon (her name is Katherine Graham and she was the publisher of the paper).

5. What movement is most likely to NOT have happened if the muckrakers had NOT given support to reforms?

From Quiz The Muckrakers

Answer: Progressivism

Many historians believe that if the muckrakers had not written about their beliefs on business and political practices the progressive movement would have have been unsuccessful in acquiring the needed popular support necessary for reform.

6. What president did Ida Tarbell, a famous female muckraker, fancy by writing biographies and other books about him?

From Quiz The Muckrakers

Answer: Abraham Lincoln

Ida Tarbell was fascinated by Lincoln and wrote of him in her 1900 biography of him called 'The Life of Lincoln'. She also published biographies of Napoleon and Madame Roland.

7. What was the title of the book that Washington Post reporters (back in the 1970s) Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward wrote?

From Quiz Journalism

Answer: All the President's Men

They both wrote the book, 'All the President's Men.' There is a movie based on it starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford.

8. In what magazine did David Graham Phillips write his series of articles called 'The Treason in the Senate', attacking members of the government?

From Quiz The Muckrakers

Answer: Cosmopolitan

'The Treason in the Senate' was aimed at Teddy Roosevelt's political allies. The muckrakers, who felt betrayed by Roosevelt's unease of voiced reform, had helped Roosevelt get elected.

9. Which muckraker attacked the popular oil monopoly by publishing 'History of the Standard Oil Company'?

From Quiz The Muckrakers

Answer: Ida Tarbell

She repudiated Rockefeller and his business practices. This is perhaps one of the most famous of the muckraker pieces because of the large company it attacks.

10. 'The Octopus', a famous muckraker novel written by Frank Norris, attacked which industry?

From Quiz The Muckrakers

Answer: railroad

'The Octopus' utilized realism and shock to surprise its readers into the crimes that are forced on the common people.

11. What was the unfortunate end of the muckraker David Graham Phillips?

From Quiz The Muckrakers

Answer: he was killed by a young musician

David Graham Phillips was killed by a young musician who had believed Phillips had cast literary slurs upon his family.

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