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2021 Communication B.A. Bharathidasan University, B.A Degree Examination, Basics of News Reporting, April 2021. Question paper

Course: B.A.   University/board: Bharathidasan University

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B.A Degree Examination, April 2021

Part III - Journalism and Mass communication- Major

Basics of News Reporting

Section A - ( 10×2=20 marks)

Answer all questions

1. Proximity

2. Oddity

3. Beat

4. Dateline

5. Editing

6. Freelance journalist

7. News source

8. Handout

9. Input editor

10. Correspondent

Section B - (5×5=25 marks)

Answer all questions choosing either (a) or (b)

11.a) Write any five definitions of News.


b) Classify the features of human interest stories.

12.a) Explain the disadvantages of pyramid type stories.


b) Explain the main parts of hard news.

13.a) Elaborate the importance of press conference.


b) What is unexpected news source?

14.a) Describe the steps to be followed in covering an interview based story.


b) Discuss the qualities of a good interviewer.

15.a) Explain the basic principles of disaster reporting.


b) Discuss the present status of science reporting in India.

Section C - (3×10=30 marks)

Answer any Three questions

16. Enumerate the qualities and responsibilities of a reporter.

17. Elucidate the basic structure and format of Newspaper News.

18. Elucidate the structure and functions of international News agencies.

19. Explicate the techniques of interview narrative stories.

20. Describe the status and contemporary trends in political reporting in India.

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