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History of American Journalism

History of American Journalism

Reading Quizzes

Available to teachers only as part of theHistory of Journalism in AmericaTeacher Pass

History of Journalism in AmericaTeacher Pass includes:

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  • Discussion & Essay Questions
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Reading Quizzes

Big Picture


1. Which amendment offers the freedom of speech?
2. What modern technology has challenged traditional journalism?
3. At the time of our nation's birth, what was the defining characteristic of journalism?
4. When did partisanship start to diminish in journalism?


1. The First Amendment
2. The Internet
3. It was all highly partisan
4. By the middle of the nineteenth century