Persuasive Journalism: Definition & Techniques


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Persuasive journalism is:

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1. In persuasive journalism, journalists use _____, _____ and _____ to give readers reasons to adopt or reinforce a viewpoint.

2. In persuasive journalism, you might see _____ and _____ in hopes of reinforcing a claim by giving you another person's opinion. These devices can be seen as forms of evidence.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Persuasive journalism is the main subject of this quiz/worksheet. You'll be quizzed on topics like a definition of persuasive journalism and the way journalists use it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on the following:

  • Forms of evidence
  • Example of an emotional appeal
  • Rhetorical questions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on persuasive journalism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about questions that are rhetorical and various forms of evidence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning of persuasive journalism

Additional Learning

For more, consider the accompanying lesson entitled Persuasive Journalism: Definition & Techniques. These areas of study will be addressed:

  • Definition of persuasion
  • Making claims about other people
  • Techniques and devices in persuasive journalism