Journalists must operate within legal and ethical ethical guidelines.
What is a public service broadcaster?
A TV or radio station which broadcasts to the public
A broadcast company funded by license payers
A national broadcaster
What is Ofcom short for?
Office of Communications
Office of Commerce
Which topic is not covered in journalists’ ethical codes?
Respecting people’s privacy
The law of defamation
What is a public interest story?
A story that will be interesting to the public
An important story that is in the public’s interest to know
A story from the justice system
When should a journalist use secret or hidden recording equipment?
When the interviewee has said they don’t want to be recorded
When gathering facts for a particularly news-worthy story
When there is no other way to get a public interest story
What is a defamatory statement?
A statement which damages a person’s reputation
A statement by a celebrity
A statement which is legally incorrect
What does ‘privilege’ mean for journalists?
The freedom to report what was said, even if defamatory
The right to include mistakes in their copy
The right to make Freedom of Information requests
What is UK privacy law based on?
The Editors’ Code of Practice
The rights of celebrities to have private lives
Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights
When was the Freedom of Information Act implemented?
Which information might a journalist request through Freedom of Information?
The number of primary schools in a certain town
The number of armed robberies in the past year
The number of drawing pins in a government building