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Quiz: Journalism students – how well do you know your jargon?

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Robert Fisk. Anderson Cooper. Barbara Walters. Christiane Amanpour. Jamal Khashoggi. 

These names might ring a bell if you’re a journalism student. There’s never been a more exciting time to be a journalist than today, what with the rise of the digital age.

Regardless whether your interest lies in fashion, current affairs, politics, science or even sports, there’s bound to be a beat that suits your personal and professional interests. So, whether you’re a first or final year student, how well do you know your journalism jargon?

Let’s put your knowledge to the test!

What’s a news angle?

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Which of the following best describes the meaning of ‘kicker’?

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What’s a byline?

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What’s a leading question?

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Which of the following best explains what ‘on the record’ means?

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What’s a slug?

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Quiz: Journalism students - how well do you know your jargon?
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