70+ Newspaper Journalism Solved MCQs


Yellow journalism derived its name from an early comic character called ----------

A. yellow kid
B. yellow boy
C. yellow girlie
D. yellow guy
Answer» A. yellow kid

Which is the face of the newspaper?

A. headlines
B. front page
C. edit page
D. masthead
Answer» D. masthead

Name the first communication satellite which was launched in 1962

A. early bird
B. intelset
C. intersputnik
D. insat
Answer» A. early bird

Which of the following was developed the earliest?

A. am radio
B. television
C. drm
D. dth
Answer» A. am radio

--------------------- is associated with the invention of printing

A. franklin
B. johann gutenberg
C. charles babbage
D. marconi
Answer» B. johann gutenberg

Is the latest time at which a story can be accepted

A. dateline
B. deadline
C. press time
D. print time
Answer» B. deadline

Some stories that wrap similar events into a single story is called

A. multiple story
B. round
C. capital story
D. same incident story
Answer» B. round

Small advertisements classified according to subject area and carrying no illustrations are known as

A. small ads
B. news library
C. back volume stock.
D. classified
Answer» D. classified

Leader writer is one who writes the -------------------------

A. main story
B. middle article
C. editorial
D. edit page article
Answer» C. editorial

Is a detailed account of the coming event.

A. future story
B. advancer
C. curtain raiser
D. advance
Answer» C. curtain raiser

Condensing a story is generally referred to as in the newspaper offices.

A. rewriting
B. miniaturizing
C. shortening
D. boiling down
Answer» D. boiling down

Title registration of newspaper is done by:

A. rni
B. davp
C. pib
D. iprd
Answer» A. rni

An advertisement written in the style of a news item or feature:

A. ad news
B. paid news
C. news ad
D. advertorial
Answer» D. advertorial

. Hard news is :

A. cultural news
B. daily public news
C. background information
D. box
Answer» B. daily public news

One or two word small headline appearing on the left hand top of the story

A. topline
B. slug
C. small head
D. top head
Answer» B. slug

‘XXX’ in a news copy denotes:

A. end of the story
B. end of thirty words
C. story written by three people
D. story approved by three editors
Answer» A. end of the story

The main headline on the top of a page covering all columns is known as:

A. blurb
B. lead
C. banner
D. blow-up
Answer» C. banner

Copy editor is a synonym of

A. sub editor
B. news editor
C. copywriter
D. copyholder
Answer» A. sub editor

Is not a principle of page make-up.

A. proportion
B. balance
C. contrast
D. five ws
Answer» D. five ws

Sensation is the main feature of journalism.

A. black
B. yellow
C. red
D. blue
Answer» B. yellow

Removing unwanted area of picture is called

A. cropping
B. creeping
C. crossing
D. crawling
Answer» A. cropping

Is not a factor in editing process?

A. checking
B. cutting
C. conflict
D. changing
Answer» C. conflict

One line copy that describes the illustration, drawing or photograph is known as:

A. on-line
B. cutline
C. cut-off
D. cut out
Answer» B. cutline

Obituaries should always be:

A. posthumous
B. premature
C. printed
D. passing through
Answer» A. posthumous

Letters to the editor are included in:

A. sports page
B. last page
C. editorial page
D. local page
Answer» C. editorial page

Slander and libel is associated with:

A. assault
B. defamation
C. nuisance
D. hot news
Answer» B. defamation

Official Secrets Act was passed in:

A. 1923
B. 1922
C. 1924
D. 1925
Answer» A. 1923

Times of India was the first newspaper to appoint

A. editor
B. managing editor
C. executive editor
D. ombudsman
Answer» D. ombudsman

A press run of a publication for one day

A. edition
B. publication
C. imprint
D. pre-print
Answer» A. edition

The Right to Information Act was enacted in

A. 2004
B. 2003
C. 2006
D. 2005
Answer» D. 2005

Who among the following is a journalist?

A. kabil sibil
B. p.sainath
C. kiran bedi
D. girish karnad
Answer» B. p.sainath

Find the odd man

A. the hindu
B. times of india
C. indian express
D. business line
Answer» D. business line

Mandatory deadline for the release of a story is called

A. hold
B. scoop
C. release
D. embargo
Answer» D. embargo

A publication started by Mahatma Gandhi

A. the harijan
B. bombay samachar
C. indian mail
D. the times of india
Answer» A. the harijan

Crystallizing public opinions was authored by

A. black sam
B. edward l. bernay
C. berlo
D. aristotle
Answer» B. edward l. bernay

Which one of the following is most perishable?

A. a book
B. a newspaper
C. a magazine
D. all the above are equally perishable
Answer» B. a newspaper

The word ‘journalism’ is derived from the word ‘Diurnalis’.

A. latin
B. french
C. italian
D. english
Answer» A. latin

Who edits local news?

A. sub editor
B. stringer
C. bureau chief
D. assistant editor
Answer» A. sub editor

Which section of IPC defines the offence of defamation?

A. 409
B. 499
C. 489
D. 408
Answer» B. 499

The Pioneer was started in Allahabad in the year

A. 1901
B. 1865
C. 1890
D. 1923
Answer» B. 1865

Name of an Indian news agency

A. pti
B. cnn
C. ap
D. afp
Answer» A. pti

is copy and pictures running over two pages in the middle of the newspaper.

A. news peg
B. centre spread
C. bleed
D. middle
Answer» B. centre spread

means delete or exclude a story or part of a story.

A. dl
B. kill
C. exclude
D. reject
Answer» B. kill

A piece of news obtained and published by one newspaper before its competitors is known as

A. exclusive
B. runner
C. scoop
D. expose
Answer» A. exclusive

. The oldest established news agency in the world:

A. reuters
B. afp
C. upi
D. ap
Answer» B. afp

The nodal agency of the Government to disseminate the information to the print media in Government policies:

A. pib
B. door darshan
C. akash vani
D. films division
Answer» A. pib

The first Chairman of the Press Council of India was

A. justice j.r.mudholkar
B. justice y.v. chandrachood.
C. justice v.r.krishna iyer
D. justice ranganath mishra
Answer» A. justice j.r.mudholkar

“Four Theories of Press is conceived by

A. w. schramm
B. j. carey
D. mcquail d) mc luhan
Answer» A. w. schramm

The head quarters of the PTI:

A. mumbai
B. chennai
C. new delhi
D. bangalore
Answer» C. new delhi

Development Journalism is

A. pro-capitalist
B. pro- third world
C. neutral
D. anti-third world
Answer» B. pro- third world

Who was the Chairman of the First Press Council of India?

A. v.k.r.v.rao
B. t.n. singh
C. swarn singh
D. g.s. rajadhyaksha
Answer» D. g.s. rajadhyaksha

‘The Samchar Darpan’ was a publication of …………..

A. the baptist mission
B. the wesleyan mission
C. the danish mission
D. the scottish mission
Answer» A. the baptist mission

Who founded the Indian Languages Newspapers Association?

A. mahatma gandhi
B. bal gangadhar tilak
C. mammen mappillai
D. amritlal seth
Answer» B. bal gangadhar tilak

Who is known as Indian Gutenberg?

A. james augustus hicky
B. john de bustamante
C. john bosco
D. col. james todd
Answer» B. john de bustamante

The printing press was introduced in India during

A. the thirteenth century
B. the fourteenth century
C. the fifteenth century
D. the sixteenth century
Answer» D. the sixteenth century

UNI for Univarta and PTI for

A. pti- hindi
B. varta
C. pti varta
D. bhasha
Answer» D. bhasha

Urdu News Service was started for the first time in India by

A. uni
B. ians
C. pti
D. irna
Answer» A. uni

When Mahatma Gandhi was in South Africa he started which newspaper?

A. young india
B. indian opinion
C. reformer
D. hindustan
Answer» B. indian opinion

The oldest survivings newspaper of India is

A. the statesman
B. the times of india
C. malayalam manorama
D. mumbai samachar
Answer» D. mumbai samachar

Who was the owner of The Hindu?

A. k.r. iyengar
B. surendranath banerjee
C. mahatma gandhi
D. motilal ghosh
Answer» A. k.r. iyengar

Robert Knight founded The Statesman in the year

A. 1871
B. 1872
C. 1873
D. 1875
Answer» D. 1875

Mirat-ul-Akbar belonged to

A. aurobindo ghosh
B. maulana abdul kalam azad
C. raja ram mohan roy
D. syed abdulla brelvi
Answer» C. raja ram mohan roy

Red, Yellow and ------------- are primary colours.

A. blue
B. black
C. white
D. violet
Answer» A. blue

Multimedia represents the convergence of text, pictures, video and -------- into a single form.

A. news
B. sound
C. songs
D. all of the above
Answer» B. sound

Which of the following denotes Internet radio broadcast?

A. broadcast
B. narrowcast
C. podcast
D. telecast
Answer» C. podcast

The equalization of elements in a work of art is called

A. balance
B. unity
C. rhythm
D. movement
Answer» A. balance

The High Definition Television initiative came in the 1980’s. The aspect ratio for HD TV is :

A. 4:3
B. 3:2
C. 16:9
D. 9:4
Answer» D. 9:4

Which of the following file format is the default format used for Flash videos

A. .wma
B. .flv
C. .swf
D. .hqx
Answer» B. .flv

On-demand programming is ---------------

A. programming that is streamed live over the internet.
B. files of programmed material that can be accessed over the internet
C. the icon that listeners click on to receive live streaming
D. a home as opposed to a web page
Answer» B. files of programmed material that can be accessed over the internet

Internet radio broadcast is otherwise called------------

A. broadcast
B. narrowcast
C. podcast
D. telecast.
Answer» C. podcast

SITE was started in India in the year -----------------

A. 1950
B. 1947
C. 1975
D. 1965
Answer» C. 1975

Which of the following is a public service broadcaster?

A. club fm
B. radiomirchi
C. radio mango
D. all india radio
Answer» D. all india radio

‘Munshi’ is telecast in which television channel?

A. kirali people
B. reporter
C. doordarshan
D. asianet
Answer» D. asianet

ABU is an --------------------

A. international tv channel
B. international radio channel
C. international broadcasting organization
D. none of the above
Answer» C. international broadcasting organization

Headquarters of Doordarshan is at -----------------

A. mumbai
B. kolkatta
C. new delhi
D. patna
Answer» C. new delhi

All India Radio has --------- stations in Kerala

A. 5
B. 9
C. 7
D. 10
Answer» D. 10

A signal to an anchor or presenter to start talking or begin his action is termed as……….

A. cue
B. call
C. order
D. none of the above
Answer» A. cue

Program genres where the unscripted behaviors of ordinary people are the focus of interest is known as ----------------------

A. realism
B. actuality footage
C. naturalism
D. reality tv
Answer» B. actuality footage
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