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Newspapers: The Golden Age

written by: jdw1981
 
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! This quiz is about a specific era in the U.S. newspaper industry called the 'Golden Age' and its notable players.

Question 1:


What time period is known as the "Golden Age" of US print media?
1770-1800
1800-1850
1850-1890
1890-1920

Question 2:


What is the meaning of "yellow journalism"?
overly optimistic coverage of major news stories in order to abate public fear or panic
scandal-mongering, sensationalism, jingoism or other unethical or unprofessional practices by news media professionals
None of these
reluctance by news media professionals to cover politically scandalous events for fear of negative backlash

Question 3:


Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst are often blamed for drawing the US into the Spanish-American War.
False
True

Question 4:


Who began his career in newspapers by taking over management of a San Francisco newspaper from his father?
Lord Northcliffe
Joseph Pulitzer
William Purcell
William Randolph Hearst

Question 5:


What term describes an individual who consciously searches for corruption on the part of public officials or business and exposes it to the public?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


Who said the following:

“News is something somebody doesn't want printed; all else is advertising.”?
Lord Northcliffe
Joseph Pulitzer
William Randolph Hearst
William Purcell

Question 7:


Who said the following:

"A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will in time produce a people as base as itself."?
William Purcell
William Randolph Hearst
Lord Northcliffe
Joseph Pulitzer

Question 8:


Whose life story was a source of inspiration for the lead character in Orson Welles' classic film, "Citizen Kane"?
William Randolph Hearst's
William Purcell's
Joseph Pulitzer's
Lord Northcliffe's

Question 9:


In the 1992 Disney film musical "Newsies" Robert Duvall played a fictionalized version of which Golden Age newspaper publisher?
William Randolph Hearst
William Purcell
Lord Northcliffe
Joseph Pulitzer

Question 10:


Who helped to establish the Missouri School of Journalism and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, two of the most prestigious journalism schools in the US?
William Randolph Hearst
William Purcell
Lord Northcliffe
Joseph Pulitzer

 


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