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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
Don Hewitt
Walter Cronkite
Edward R. Murrow

Question 2:


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

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
Paul Foot
Carl Gordon
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?
New York Times
Miami Herald
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.
George F. Will
Bob Schieffer
Harry Rosenfeld
Robert Woodward

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.
1950s-1980s
1930s-1950s
1900-1915
1980s-1990s

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"
"Huntley-Brinkley"
"See It Now"

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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