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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?
Fred W. Friendly
Walter Cronkite
Edward R. Murrow
Don Hewitt

Question 2:


Which famous U.S. magazine chose Albert Einstein as Person of the Century in 1999?
TIME
WORLD
Newsweek
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.
John Howard Griffin
Emama Maxime
Paul Foot
Carl Gordon

Question 4:


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

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.
Bob Schieffer
Robert Woodward
George F. Will
Harry Rosenfeld

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.
1930s-1950s
1900-1915
1980s-1990s
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?
"48 Hours"
"Camel News Caravan"
"See It Now"
"Huntley-Brinkley"

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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