Journalistic Writing: Characteristics & Functions


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Journalistic writing is generally expected to be objective, relying on:

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1. Stories that are popular because they are meaningful to readers focus on which of the following aspects of journalistic writing?

2. Journalistic writing often relies on short sentences and paragraphs, which follows which characteristic identified by Galtung and Ruge?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz/worksheet combo will ask you to identify the key traits and objectives of journalistic writing. You'll need to know how journalistic writing is structured and the two categories of this writing style.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • What journalists rely on to write and report stories
  • Galtung and Ruge's elements of successful journalistic writing
  • Types of journalistic writing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related journalistic writing lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of successful journalism
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the two types of journalistic writing

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson called Journalistic Writing: Characteristics & Functions to get a better grasp on the principles of journalistic writing. This lesson covers topics including:

  • Journalism's place in society
  • Journalistic ethics
  • Importance of quotes in journalistic stories