The International Media Ethics Day offered the opportunity to show what you know about the media, journalism and ethics in general.

Every 2 hours a quiz question was posted on Facebook and Twitter that followers of CIME could answer. Journalism, Ethics and Media Facts were the topics covered.


Sudhamshu Dahal is journalist, media analyst, trainer and researcher from Nepal. He has worked with various media before involving as strategic communication and media trainer/analyst in development support communication projects for various I/NGOs including UNICEF and UNDP in Nepal.

Mr. Dahal has a strong research interest on social, cultural and political empowerment in South Asia. He teaches media ethics, culture, media sociology and research methodology to the graduate level students in India. His specialties include development and management of rural community support projects including mass media and interpersonal outreach using rights based program approach. Proficient in policy and program research related to community, communication and development, he is skilled at designing development communication tools, communication management and media skills trainings. At present he is writing a doctoral thesis on "Empowerment and Community Media".


Chad Emery recently graduated from Webster University in St. Louis, MO, USA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Communications. While studying the diversity, economy and convergence of media systems, Chad developed a deep interest in media ethics.

An avid user and researcher of new media, Chad hopes to continue exploring the ever-changing field of media ethics as it is applied to society's technological advancements. Originally from Illinois, USA, Chad currently resides in Orlando, FL, USA and works for The Walt Disney Company. He hopes to begin graduate studies in New Media and Society in Europe in Fall 2012.


THE QUIZ (correct answers bold)


1) Who was the first philosopher to study ethics from the list below?

a. Socrates
b. Immanuel Kant
c. Aristotle
d. Plato

2) What is ethics?

a. Concerned with the distinction between beautiful and ugly
b. Confidence in the existence of something not susceptible to proof
c. System of moral principles
d. A fundamental principle or rule

3) Which is a branch of ethics?

a. Epistemology
b. Logic
c. Aesthetics
d. Moral Psychology

4) Which branch of ethics seeks to understand what makes actions right and wrong?

a. Meta-ethics
b. Applied Ethics
c. Normative Ethics
d. Descriptive Ethics


5) Which of the following terms describes a type of journalism that uses eye-catching headlines and exaggerations to get more attention?

a. Undercover reporting
b. Yellow journalism
c. Advertising
d. Random Reporting

6) When holding an interview, always get the interview done and then discuss privacy and confidentiality once you have all the information. True or false?

False. You, as a journalist, always discuss confidentiality before the interview or event takes place.

7) Sources for your writing can be official organizations or they can be unofficial sources. True or false?

True. Diversity is good for telling all angles of the story.

8) If you see a fellow journalist misreport something you are supposed to correct them unless they work for your organization. True or false?

False. Even if they work for your organization you still report mistakes in journalism and not correct them.


9) The headline/title of your article should always be filled with emotion or enhanced to draw attention. True or False?

False. The heading of an article should not display any bias, emotion, or enhancing from reality.

10) Which is the largest media conglomerate in the world (according to the Fortune 500 ranking)?

a. News Corporation
b. CBS Corporation
c. Walt Disney Corporation

11) As a result of one of the biggest media scandals this year, Murdoch withdrew his bid for what percentage of BskyB?

a. 67%
b. 61%
c. 45%
d. 55%

12) Which of these is not a media theorist?

a. Marshall McLuhan
b. G.E. Moore
c. Neil Postman
d. Eugene Thacker


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"I thought the panels were well chosen and ... the discussions were lively and interesting." – CIME Forum 2011 Participant

"I enjoyed the participation from two perspectives, the indigenous person and the urban mestiza." – CIME Forum 2010 Participant

"All of the topics covered satisfied my thirst for learning how I can use ethics to participate in consolidating democracy in my country." - CIME Forum 2009 participants