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1.     What are some things that an editor does?
     type stories/ help other people to develop their stories/ assign stories/ make sure photographers know what they need to do/ deal with freelance writers/ help interns learn about journalism
2.     What does an editor sometimes have to get people to do?
     to tell things they don't want to tell
3.     Taking "no" for an answer should not __________________________ a journalist.
     discourage
4.     What is the primary function of a newspaper editor?
     to plan the contents of a newspaper
5.     What are some sources of information that are used by journalists?
     the public/ other newspapers/ TV/ radio
6.     What are some skills that a good editor must possess?
     paying attention to detail/ listening to people/ "sticking your neck out"
7.     Knowing how to use a computer is essential if you plan to work at a newspaper. True or false?
     true
8.     What does the expression, "putting the paper to bed" mean?
     It means that a particular issue of the newspaper is complete - the journalists are finished with it.
9.     A reporter has an obligation to cover _____________________________________ of a story.
     both sides
10.     What does an internship provide to a student?
     practical experience
11.     What is the purpose of an editorial?
     It gives the editor's opinion about a particular topic.
12.     What is the purpose of the advertisements that are in a newspaper?
     They pay the bills.
13.     If you want to be an editor, what is the most important subject that you should study?
     English
14.     Problems in the office show in the ___________________________.
     paper
15.     Sometimes, interviews are conducted on the phone. True or false?
     true
16.     Editors receive a lot of free merchandise. True or false?
     true
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