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Student Journalism

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1. What is the journalist's code?

2. What is a Twitter feed?

3. What should be the focus almost every story?

4. What literary techniques should you use to tell a story?

5. What do students win for doing great work in journalism?

6. What is the first question of an interview?

7. What makes a good lead?

8. When should numbers be spelled out?

9. What makes a good story from a bad story?

10. Prohibits the Congress from making laws 'respecting an establishment of religion' - prohibiting the free exercise of religion - infringing on the freedom of speech and infringing on the freedom of the press.

11. How long should a paragraph be in journalism?

12. What is a follow up question?

13. A.P. Style stands for...

14. Feedback should be...

15. Should you use a question in a lead?

16. What is the biggest mistake when writing a lead?

17. Every single story in a high school newspaper must have what?

18. Should opinion writing and subjective word choices be used?

19. Terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words.

20. How can you get thrown off The Little Hawk staff?

21. What program do I use to view photos?

22. Can a student publication be sued for libel - invasion of privacy or copyright infringement?

23. What should be avoided in direct quotes?

24. What are the two main responsibilities of a reporter?

25. How do you size a photo in InDesign?

26. What is the most read part of a newspaper?

27. How many pixels per inch does a newspaper need not to be pixelated?

28. Which one of the following is the AP Style for a date?

29. Can I use cartoon characters - song lyrics or another publication's photographs in my publication?

30. A student publication is a public forum for student expression when school officials have given student editors the authority to make their own content decisions. A school can do that either through an official policy or by allowing a publication to

31. Which one of the following is the AP Style for age?

32. What are the four codes for journalists?

33. Where do commas go when using quotes?

34. Should sports reporters or anyone else encourage - congratulate or cheer on a team or individual?

35. How do photos need to be formatted for the newspaper?

36. What is the number one goal of great high school papers?

37. What is the worst word of high school journalism?

38. If my image is blurred how can I fix it on a digital SLR camera?

39. Is a student's choice of dress protected by the First Amendment?

40. What advantage do high school journalists have to get into events?

41. Supreme Court case that stated that students do not lose their freedom of speech rights in high school. Mary Beth tinker wore black arm bands to protest the Vietnam War.

42. If I don't know how much about a DSLR what setting should I have the camera on?

43. What first - second or third person words be avoided in journalistic stories?

44. What type of questions should you avoid in an interview?

45. What does CNTRL B do in InDesign?

46. What should every object be lined up with in InDesign?

47. What is convergence?

48. How do I make sure the image size is correct in PhotoShop?

49. What words that are not very specific should never be used in transitions?

50. Information is free and available to others. Some information is always open information - like a person's name - where they live - where they work - or their family. People make inferences based on this information - although not in proportion to ot