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Journalism Quiz

written by: borough
 
Questions about prominent journalists, benchmarks in the history of journalism and other interesting facts.

Question 1:


Which Emmy Award winner invented CBS news magazine "60 Minutes" in 1968?
Edward R. Murrow
Don Hewitt
Walter Cronkite
Fred W. Friendly

Question 2:


Which famous U.S. magazine chose Albert Einstein as Person of the Century in 1999?
TIME
Newsweek
WORLD
Der Spiegel

Question 3:


In 1959, this journalist, author of the acclaimed book "Black Like Me", darkened his skin in an attempt to experience the segregation in the American South.
Carl Gordon
Paul Foot
John Howard Griffin
Emama Maxime

Question 4:


Which American newspaper won the 2002 Pulitzer Award for the coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York City?
Miami Herald
New York Times
Los Angeles Times
Wall Street Journal

Question 5:


This American journalist, awarded the 2003 Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency, took part in the uncovering of the Watergate scandal.
Robert Woodward
Harry Rosenfeld
Bob Schieffer
George F. Will

Question 6:


This period, in which some newspapers and magazines built their reputations thanks to their use of photography, is known as the Golden Age of Photojournalism.
1900-1915
1980s-1990s
1930s-1950s
1950s-1980s

Question 7:


Which CBS news show was the first to feature live simultaneous transmissions both from the East Coast and the West Coast?
"Camel News Caravan"
"See It Now"
"48 Hours"
"Huntley-Brinkley"

Question 8:


Which is the United Kingdom's official newspaper first published on November 7, 1665?
Daily Telegraph
The Guardian
The London Gazette
The Times

Question 9:


Which weekly magazine, established in 1828 in London, had the same owner as The Daily Telegraph?
The Guardian
The New York Times
The Spectator
The Argos

Question 10:


Which journalist received the Pulitzer Prize in 1964 for his brilliant coverage of President John F. Kennedy's assassination?
Brit Hume
Richard Harnett
Merriman Smith
Vernin Scott

 


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