Friday, March 25, 2011

Citizen Journalism on Six Minute English: the Answers to the Quiz

Hello everyone. And thank God it's Friday! This is a good day to post the answers to the previous Six Minute English quiz, which was about 'Citizen Journalism'.

At this point I would like to express special thanks to these people who took part in this quiz:

Gabriella, Margherita, Roberta and Savina.

Savina was a student at the BC Rome last year. She has continued to read this Blog and use it to maintain her English.

Here are the answers:

1. Which of these seven countries, according to figures from internet world statistics, has the largest percentage of people using the internet?

a. the UK, b. South Korea, c. Germany, d. Japan, e. the US, f. China, g. India.
2. Could citizen journalists ever replace traditional journalists? "Citizen journalists are a very valuable source, especially when the story is on the street and it's clear who we support, but traditional journalists will always be needed to check and to make sense of large amounts of information."

3. According to the Google employee, the best blogs will become as popular as traditional journalism. (One word for each underlined space.)

4. Wikileaks generated 300 million words.

5. Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian newspaper, believes that the trained journalist still has a role as mediator, analyzer, finder and verifier of stories.

6. And according to Ann McElvoy of The Economist magazine, we still need traditional journalists when we don't really know what's going on or whose side we should be on.

That's all for now. In the next few days I'll give you a fresh "Six Minute English" quiz. But don't wait for me. Do continue to visit this Blog and click on web sites that will help you with your English. Simply look down the right-hand column. There's something for everyone, at all levels.

More soon!

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