63. Reading Skills Comprehension: Journalism

By | June 18, 2019

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Journalism combines writing with news gathering and interpretation.  While the journalist’s work obviously varies from the newspaper.  To newspaper and from magazine to magazine, all journalists are as much research workers, as they are writers. They cannot write their news or feature stories unless they locate it and research them first. They must be able to read the in-between lines of the main source-news and interpret that. A great many stories hunt the journalist, who rejects most of them. He carefully sorts and sifts those, taking only a relatively very small proportion of news, maybe, coming from an unexpected source. A successful journalist may gather news to the tune of 100 per cent but he can use them for his profession only 3-5 per cent. He must be able to see or forecast to himself, the news of tomorrow or the day after, from the news of today; because newspapers want advance news or advance warning to give a good, exclusive and exhaustive coverage to anything of interest. But a real ‘scoop’ is a very rare event. And bogus scoops also bring disrepute to the newspaper.

1. According to the work includes

(a) writing

(b) news gathering

(c) sorting out the news

 (d) all of the above

 2. What, according to the passage, is the common characteristic of all journalists?

(a) They all write for the newspapers.

(b) They all have to first probe into the news they gather.

(c) They all make an adventure to find worthy news.

(d) They all can forecast future news.

3. What is most important for a journalist?

(a) He must be able to interpret the news correctly.

(b) He must know how to sort out the news.

(c) He must be able to write effectively.

(d) He must know how to gather the right news.

4. What does the passage say about successful journalists?

(a) They reject a major portion of the gathered news.

 (b) They can use a relatively small portion of the news.

(c) Their news comes from unexpected sources.

(d) The present advance news.

5. What is the basic requisite for exclusive and exhaustive coverage of newspapers?

(a) Forecast of tomorrow’s news from today’s news

 (b) Collecting the news of a ‘real scoop’

(c) Selection of a small portion of the gathered news

(d) Effective style of writing


1. (d)

 2. (b)

3. (a)

4. (b)

5. (a)

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