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  Newspaper journalism
Updated 11 August 2004, 10.50
Newspapers

 
Most daily newspapers come in two sizes - broadsheet and tabloid. Which statement is true?
  A: A broadsheet is bigger than a tabloid
  B: A tabloid is bigger than a broadsheet
  C: Both are the same size (this is a trick question)
What is the name for an exclusive story that no other paper has reported?
  A: Scoop
  B: Dig
  C: Shovel
Reporters often use a special code to help them write down everything a person says. What is it called?
  A: Longhand
  B: Shorthand
  C: Helping hand
A short story printed in a newspaper is called a NIB. What does this stand for?
  A: News Information Broadcast
  B: News In Brief
  C: Not In Big
One of these people does not work on a newspaper. Who is it?
  A: Reporter
  B: Editor
  C: Producer
A picture in a newspaper is often explained by a sentence underneath. What is this called?
  A: Caption
  B: Header
  C: Footer
If a newspaper has done something wrong, they can be punished by the PCC. What does this stand for?
  A: The Paper Cutting Corporation
  B: The Proper Copy Company
  C: The Press Complaints Commission
Where does a good reporter keep the names, addresses and phone numbers the people he or she speaks to?
  A: On post-it notes stuck to their computer
  B: In a contacts book
  C: On the back of their notepad
Reporters have to finish their news stories by a certain time. What is this called?
  A: Deadline
  B: Deadend
  C: Sell-by date
The reporterís name often appears at the top of their article. What is this called?
  A: Byline
  B: Signer
  C: Autograph


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