JLS 711 – INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

14/16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

MARCH/APRIL 2014 EXAMINATION

 

COURSE CODE:         JLS 711

COURSE TITLE:        INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM

TIME ALLOWED:     3 HOURS

 

INSTRUCTION: Answer question one and any other three (3) questions

 

  1. Choose one of the three structures of news writing and prepare a news copy of a recent news event in your campus, for publication in a national Daily. Your copy should not be more than two pages.                                                                         20 Marks
  2. The term “News Determinants” is a Sine Qua Non for good news reporting. Discuss.             Use vivid examples for your answer. 15 Marks
  3. Of what value is the study of JLS 711 to a post graduate student of Mass Communication?                                                                         15 Marks
  4. What do you understand by Headline Writing in Journalism?  Summarise the Art of

Headline Writing in news reporting.                                                           15 Marks

  1.  Certain elements distinguish a good journalistic writing from bad ones.  Identify eight

(8) of these journalistic elements and briefly discuss each of them.          16 Marks

  1. Write briefly on the following:
    • Defamation
    • News Peg
    • Editing and Proof reading Symbols
    • The Nature of News. 16 Marks

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