Online Journalism

Here are the top interview questions on Online Journalism, the questions are submitted by professionals to help you to ace the job interview.

Q.1 Why is absolute URL preferred to relative?
Absolute URL is preferred to relative URL as it gives link back to website.
Q.2 What is principle of limitation?
Principle of limitation means that some weight needs to be given to the negative consequences of full disclosure.
Q.3 Which component of a blog page, is list of links to other blogs?
blogroll is the component of a blog page, is list of links to other blogs
Q.4 What is microblogging?
Microblogging is the practice of posting small pieces of digital content.
Q.5 Which type of journalism, is writing which emphasizes exaggerated claims or rumors?
Yellow journalism
Q.6 What are the problems faced while communicating?

Common problems include:

1. information is presented in confusing or misleading ways

2. communication is misinterpreted

3. communication is unclear

Q.7 Where does the expression "op-ed" come from and what does it mean?
The op-ed page is the page opposite to the page that consists particular newspaper's editorials. It is a forum for views from people, columnists from other papers, readers, and letters to the editor, etc.
Q.8 In Publishing, What Does Volume/issue/number Refer To, As In Architectural Digest Volume 63/issue 6/number 1?
Volume generally refers to the year published, so Column 45 would mean it was the 45th year a magazine was published. Issue 8 would be the eighth of the year, if it was monthly it would be july bimonthly, November.
Q.9 What are Tear Sheets and Clips for Copy Editors?
Tear sheets are used by writers to create instant credibility, authority and celebrity status. And, editorial clips are, in many ways, a kind of calling card for professional journalists and magazine writers.
Q.10 What should an "editors Note" contain?
An editor's note is usually found in the first several pages of a magazine, and can contain anything from the editor's most recent experiences to his/her opinion on the contents of the magazine. Editor's notes can also contain responses to readers' letters, new research on whatever the subject of the magazine is, event tips.
Q.11 Why are Professional Ethics so important in Journalism and the Legal World?
Lawyers are held to a code of ethics by law. As far as journalists are concern, it is more like a suggested set of guidelines.
Q.12 What is the difference between Journalism and Professional Writing?
Journalists generally write for the public (newspapers, magazines, websites, etc.) Professional writers can write for any kind of business. Journalism is more general in that you learn how to write for the public. Professional writing is more private.
Q.13 What is Yellow Journalism?
Yellow journalism is the practice of over-dramatizing events in order to sell newspapers.
Q.14 Why was Yellow Journalism used?
It is to "Slander" the opposition. To exaggerate news and enrage readers.
Q.15 What are News Values?
News values determines how important a news story is to the media and the attention it is given by its consumers.
Q.16 What is a review in a Newspaper?
Review is someone gives his or her opinion about something.
Q.17 What is the definition of Journalism Ethics?
Journalism is the creativity and view of the journalist. It is writing for a newspaper or magazine, but it is the journalist opinion, view, and heart on the issue.
Q.18 Mention the different types of journalism?

There are five principal types of journalism:

  • investigative,
  • news,
  • reviews,
  • columns
  • feature writing.
Q.19 What area does Investigative journalism deals with?
Investigative journalism deals with objectively working towards uncovering the hidden truth or facts on a given matter, person, topic of interest or an event.
Q.20 Explain Political Journalism?
As the name suggests, a journalist whose niche is political news has to have an in-depth knowledge of political events, political figures, bodies, election campaigns, policies, their impact, the after-math and then report the news in an unbiased manner.
Q.21 Mention the three categories of Political Journalism?

The field of political journalism can be broken down into three categories:

  • international political news,
  • national political news
  • local political news.
Q.22 What is the job of a crime journalist?
A crime journalist writes and researches about criminal events for media outlets like newspapers, television, magazines or other platforms.
Q.23 What area does Arts Journalism deals with?
Arts journalism covers various forms of arts like music, dance, films, literature, painting, drama, poetry, etc. This type of journalism is for people who love art.
Q.24 What area does Education journalism covers?
Education journalism deals with reporting different development and events happening in the field of education.
Q.25 What is the main purpose of an education journalist?
The main focus of an education journalist is to increase awareness about the education system and to promote students to opt for higher education. Usually, the target group for education journalism is students, researchers and teachers.
Q.26 What is Print Journalism?
This type of journalism deals with delivering news through newspapers, magazines, etc.
Q.27 What are the characteristics of journalism?

1. A Way with Words.

2. Thorough Knowledge.

3. Investigative Skills.

4. Effective Communication Skills.

5. Professionalism and Confidence.

6. Persistence and Discipline.

7. Ethics are Important Too.

Q.28 What is Online journalism?
Online journalism refers to content created and distributed online. In other words, this is a type of journalism which operates via internet.
Q.29 What is a Blog?
A blog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (posts).
Q.30 What is Citizen Journalism?
Citizen journalism, journalism that is conducted by people who are not professional journalists but who disseminate information using Web sites, blogs, and social media.
Q.31 What are the advantages of citizen journalism?
Easy to represent, Express the most important developments and information of a individual, Information to be published in the areas of entertainment, sports, jobs, health and beauty, politics, business, technology, press release, market research etc.
Q.32 What are the 4 types of communication?

There are four basic communication styles:

  • passive,
  • aggressive,
  • passive-aggressive
  • assertive.
Q.33 What is Passive communication?
People who use the passive communication style often act indifferently, yielding to others. Passive communicators usually fail to express their feelings or needs, allowing others to express themselves.
Q.34 What do you understand by aggressive communication?
The aggressive communication style is emphasized by speaking in a loud and demanding voice, maintaining intense eye contact and dominating or controlling others by blaming, intimidating, criticizing, threatening or attacking them, among other traits.
Q.35 Explain the Passive-aggressive communication?
Passive-aggressive communication style users appear passive on the surface, but within they may feel powerless or stuck, building up a resentment that leads to seething or acting out in subtle, indirect or secret ways.
Q.36 Explain assertive communication?
Assertive communicators can express their own needs, desires, ideas and feelings, while also considering the needs of others.
Q.37 What do you know about the Verbal Communication?
Verbal communication is the use of words to share information with other people. It can therefore include both spoken and written communication.
Q.38 What do you know about the Non-Verbal Communication?
Nonverbal communication (NVC) is the transmission of messages or signals through a nonverbal platform such as eye contact, facial expressions, gestures, posture, and body language.
Q.39 Give some tips to Communication Skills Development?

1. Simplify and stay on message.

2. Engage your listeners or readers.

3. Take time to respond.

4. Make sure you are understood.

5. Develop your listening skills, too

. 6. Body language is important. 7

. Maintain eye contact.

8. Respect your audience.

Q.40 What are the basic elements of writing?

The Elements of Effective Writing:

  • Thesis
  • Main Ideas
  • Supporting Details
  • Transitions
Q.41 What are the key elements in written communication?

1. knowing why you are writing, i.e. the purpose of the message

2. knowing who you are writing for, i.e. your audience.

Q.42 What are the six ‘C’s of effective writing?

These 6 Cs are:

  • Confined,
  • Corroborated,
  • Critical,
  • Coherent,
  • Concise
  • Captivating.
Q.43 What are Input Devices?
An input device is an equipment used to provide data and control signals to an information processing system such as a computer or information appliance.
Q.44 Give few examples of input devices?

1. Keyboard.

2. Mouse.

3. Joy Stick.

4. Light pen.

5. Track Ball.

Q.45 What are output devices?
An output device is any piece of computer hardware equipment which converts information into human readable form.
Q.46 Give few examples of output devices?
Some examples are Monitor, Printer graphic Output devices, Plotters, Speakers etc.
Q.47 What is a Storage device?
A storage device is any type of computing hardware that is used for storing, porting or extracting data files and objects.
Q.48 Give few examples of Storage devices?

1. Hard Drive Disks.

2. Floppy Disks.

3. Tapes.

4. Compact Discs (CDs)

5. DVD and Blu-ray Discs.

Q.49 List different types of softwares?

1. Operating system.

2. Language processor.

3. Utility software.

Q.50 What is an operating system?
An operating system is system software that manages computer hardware, software resources, and provides common services for computer programs.
Q.51 What are the 5 operating system?
The top five OSs, include Apple macOS, Microsoft Windows, Google's Android OS, Linux Operating System, and Apple iOS.
Q.52 What do you understand by Podcasting?
Podcasting combines the freedom of blogging with digital audio technology to create an almost endless supply of content.
Q.53 What is Word Processing?
Word Processing refers to the act of using a computer to create, edit, save and print documents. Text can be inserted, edited, moved, copied or deleted within your document and the appearance of the text can be modified in numerous ways.
Q.54 What are the 4 types of networks?

1. LAN(Local Area Network)

2. PAN(Personal Area Network)

3. MAN(Metropolitan Area Network)

4. WAN(Wide Area Network)

Q.55 What are the main provisions of the Indian Copyright Act 1957?
The Copyright Act, 1957 protects original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and cinematograph films and sound recordings from unauthorized uses.
Q.56 What are the main provisions of the Information Technology Act – 2000?
The Information Technology Act, 2000 provides legal status to the transaction done via electronic exchange of data and other electronic means of communication or electronic commerce transactions.
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