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True / False Quiz

  1. Writing styles stay the same in every medium, but the types of news stories chosen are very different.
      a. True
      b. False
  2. Writing well and spelling correctly is not that important in radio and TV because the audience will never see the copy.
      a. True
      b. False
  3. Broadcast stories are written in the inverted pyramid structure in case the ending sentence or paragraph is edited out at the last moment.
      a. True
      b. False
  4. Broadcast leads usually withhold much important information because listeners do not hear the first two or three words of a story.
      a. True
      b. False
  5. In broadcast, sentences are longer and contain more facts than those used in print stories.
      a. True
      b. False
  6. In the chronological type of broadcast, the climax makes up the lead.
      a. True
      b. False
  7. When editing for broadcast, journalists should not use newspaper copy-editing symbols.
      a. True
      b. False
  8. Broadcasters sometimes use the telephone rather than personal interviews.
      a. True
      b. False
  9. News services have text, audio and video stories on their websites for subscribing stations to use.
      a. True
      b. False
  10. Interviewing for broadcast requires the reporter to behave differently from one who interviews for print.
      a. True
      b. False
  11. Public radio stations typically schedule shorter and less frequent news programs than do commercial radio stations.
      a. True
      b. False
  12. When writing for broadcast, newswriters should adopt a conversational, informal and relaxed style.
      a. True
      b. False
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