News Writing and Reporting – November 2019 Past Paper – KNEC Diploma

Journalism November 2019 Past Examination Question Paper – KNEC

This Past Paper examination was examined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and it applies to the following courses

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THE KENYA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

DIPLOMA IN PRINT JOURNALISM

DIPLOMA IN BROADCAST JOURNALISM

DIPLOMA IN DIGITAL JOURNALISM

MODULE I

NEWS WRITING AND REPORTING

1. (a) Explain five ways through which a reporter may ensure a successful news gathering interview. (10 marks)

b) Explain five reasons why some stories are picked for publication over others. (10 marks)

2. a) Explain five types of attribution that a reporter may use. (10 marks)
b) Highlight five advantages of the inverted pyramid style of news writing. (10 marks)

3. a) Ms Mellen, an investigative journalist, wishes to track down a certain person who is a vital source of news for her story. Explain five ways through which she can track down the person. (10 marks)
b) Explain five reasons why a journalist may use direct quotes in a news story. (10 marks)

4. a) Explain five situations when pieces of camera (PTC) are useful when reporting. (10 marks)
b) Explain five defences that a journalist may have if accused of libel. (10 marks)

5. a) Explain five differences between hard and soft news. (10 marks)
b) Highlight five guidelines that journalists may follow when fine-tuning news stories. (10 marks)

6. a) Explain five ways in which a reporter may construct leads. (10 marks)
b) Explain five roles of journalists in society. (10 marks)

7. a) Explain five ways in which a journalist may get ideas for new stories. (10 marks)
b) Explain five reasons that may make it necessary to protect news sources. (10 marks)

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