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Journalism (5224)

Test at a Glance

The Praxis® Journalism test is designed to measure knowledge and competencies important for safe and effective beginning practice as a teacher of journalism in middle and high schools (grades 7–12). Test takers have typically completed, or are about to complete, a bachelor's degree program with appropriate coursework in journalism or other fields relevant to teaching and/or advising scholastic journalism.

Test Name Journalism
Test Code 5224
Time 150 minutes
Number of Questions 120 selected-response questions
Format

The test consists of selected-response questions, where you select one or more answer choices, and several other types of questions. You can review the possible question types in Understanding Question Types.

Test Delivery Computer delivered
Test Name
Journalism
Test Code
5224
Time
150 minutes
Number of Questions
120 selected-response questions
Format

The test consists of selected-response questions, where you select one or more answer choices, and several other types of questions. You can review the possible question types in Understanding Question Types.

Test Delivery
Computer delivered
 
Content Categories Approx. # Questions Approx. % Examination
I.Foundations of Journalism
18 15%
II.Journalistic Practices
44 37%
III.Journalistic Standards, Ethics, and Media Law
28 23%
IV.Teaching and Advising Scholastic Journalism
30 25%
 
Content Categories Approx. # Questions Approx. % Examination
I.Foundations of Journalism
18 15%
II.Journalistic Practices
44 37%
III.Journalistic Standards, Ethics, and Media Law
28 23%
IV.Teaching and Advising Scholastic Journalism
30 25%

About the Test

The Journalism assessment is designed and developed through work with practicing teachers and teacher educators to reflect the journalism curriculum and to reflect state and national standards for journalism, including the Standards for Journalism Educators (2019) developed by the Journalism Education Association (JEA).

The 120 selected-response questions cover a range of subjects encountered by teachers of journalism and advisers of scholastic media. Test takers will find many questions calling for them to apply their understanding to a teaching scenario or an instructional task. As detailed in Content Topics below, the questions assess knowledge and understanding of the theories and principles governing the practice of journalism in a democracy; the historical background of journalism; the practices of news gathering, reporting, writing and editing; visual communication and storytelling in a variety of media and platforms; ethics and media law; as well as teaching journalism and advising scholastic media.

This test may contain some questions that will not count toward your score.

Sample Test Questions

This section includes sample test questions and explanations of the correct answer. These sample questions illustrate the kinds of questions on the test. They are not representative of the entire scope of the topics that may be covered on the actual test in either content or difficulty nor do they include actual questions that will be on the test.

Try Some Sample Questions

Note: These sample questions are included in the Study Companion PDF. They are different than the sample questions in the Journalism (5224) Interactive Practice Test.

Interactive Practice Test

This full-length Journalism practice test lets you practice answering one set of authentic test questions in an environment that simulates the computer-delivered test.

  • timed just like the real test
  • correct answers with detailed explanations
  • practice test results for each content category

Journalism Interactive Practice Test

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