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True / False Quiz

  1. Ethical journalism remains the same regardless of the form or medium.
      a. True
      b. False
  2. It is acceptable for journalists to fabricate minor details in feature stories, but not in hard news.
      a. True
      b. False
  3. Using friends or relatives as sources in a story lessens the credibility of the story.
      a. True
      b. False
  4. Journalists should not write stories that cast sources in a negative light because the source might stop giving the journalist information.
      a. True
      b. False
  5. Journalists should never audio record an interview because it makes sources feel uncomfortable and less willing to speak freely.
      a. True
      b. False
  6. A conflict of interest exists when journalists, their friends and relatives, or news organizations are in a position to benefit directly from the stories they cover.
      a. True
      b. False
  7. Reporters continue to represent their employers as objective news gatherers even after they leave work for the day.
      a. True
      b. False
  8. Journalists at most news organizations are free to accept outside jobs, provided these jobs do not conflict with the journalists' regular work.
      a. True
      b. False
  9. Many journalists obtain more accurate and complete stories if they wait several days to interview victims.
      a. True
      b. False
  10. As long as journalists act within their legal rights, they are acting ethically.
      a. True
      b. False
  11. Journalists must always reveal that they are journalists when covering any kind of story.
      a. True
      b. False
  12. Journalists should add their own speculation to stories to make them more complete.
      a. True
      b. False
  13. The public's right to know never outweighs a government official's or public figure's right to privacy.
      a. True
      b. False
  14. News media should not identify victims of sexual assault.
      a. True
      b. False
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