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

Question 2:


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

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
Carl Gordon
Paul Foot

Question 4:


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

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
George F. Will
Robert Woodward
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?
"Camel News Caravan"
"See It Now"
"Huntley-Brinkley"
"48 Hours"

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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