Journalism: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test
Journalism has a very long history. It dates back at least from ancient Rome, when written announcements of deaths, marriages and military appointments were (1)_______ up regularly in public places. It wasn't until the fifteenth century, (2)_______, that the invention of the printing press made the rapid (3)_______ of journalism possible.
Journalism as we know it today probably dates from the eighteenth century, with the (4)_______ of daily newspapers that were written to spread the views of particular parties or social groups. There is a great variety of journalism on (5)_______ in Britain, ranging from the scandals of the tabloid newspapers to the high-quality reporting of the more serious publications.
Changes in journalism in the twentieth century (6)_______ place as a result of technological (7)_______ the teletypewriter, the radio, and then television. While the (8)_______ of the newspaper journalist may have (9)_______ in recent years, many radio and television journalists became (10)_______ names as they reported events while they were (11)_______ happening. News broadcaster Walter Cronkite, for example, will be remembered by millions of television (12)_______ for his coverage of events such as the funeral of American president John F Kennedy and the landing of the first man on the moon.
1.B; 2.B; 3.D; 4.A; 5.D; 6.C; 7.A; 8.B; 9.B; 10.A; 11.C; 12.D