The news doesn’t slow down and neither does the News Biz Quiz.
Here are this week’s questions:
1. In a campaign speech on September 18, President Trump called it “the most beautiful thing” that what MSNBC host (and former host of CNN’s “Your Money”) was hit in the knee with a rubber bullet while covering a May protest in Minneapolis over George Floyd’s killing by police?
2. The Justice Department has ordered an online arm of what news operation to be officially registered as “an agent of the Government of Qatar” — a move Qatari officials called a smokescreen as part of the Trump Administration brokering normalized relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel?
3. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco blocked federal officials’ push to remove what Chinese-owned messaging app from all online stores, saying doing so would violate the First Amendment?
4. What media conglomerate may lay off up to 400 staffers as it shifts its printing operations to one run by the New York Times Company?
5. What relationship app is set to begin running pro-voting messages in a variety of media (everything from spoofed political ads to branded condoms) telling people to aspire to be a VILF (we’ll let you figure out the acronym on your own…)?
6. What longtime NPR Supreme Court reporter wrote a long obituary for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, detailing the ways she’d built a friendship with the justice over Ginsburg’s nearly 30 years on the Court, but also how her husband (a doctor) helped keep the details of Ginsburg’s many health issues secret, in order to preserve journalistic integrity?
7. Editors of what major metropolitan newspaper had to apologize last week after they discovered multiple instances of what they called “inflammatory, racist and anti-Semitic commentary” in issues of LIBRE, a paid supplement inserted into the Spanish-language edition of the paper?
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1. Ali Velshi
2. Al Jazeera
6. Nina Totenberg
7. Miami Herald
STAN JASTRZEBSKI has won more than 40 professional awards in a 15-year journalism career, including five regional Edward R. Murrow awards and three national plaques from the Public Media Journalists Association (formerly PRNDI). His work has appeared on NPR, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio New Zealand and ABC Radio. And he has appeared on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and “Jeopardy.”