This week’s events in the media world have been far from trivial. But how much did you pick up on the details.
Test yourself with these questions, culled from the headlines and beyond.
- D.C. District Court Judge Carl Nichols has temporarily halted the Trump Administration from banning what social media app from U.S. app stores?
- Google executives are complaining about what nation’s Competition and Consumer Commission, which has drafted a rule determining how much digital aggregators pay news companies for their content, and which sets up a system of winner-takes-all arbitration to decide disputes?
- A merger between Penske Media Group and MRC will bring several entertainment magazines under one publishing umbrella. Which of these will NOT belong to that group once the realignment is complete?
a. Rolling Stone
c. The Hollywood Reporter
d. Entertainment Weekly
- Rebecca Slaughter told C-SPAN’s “The Communicators” that her colleagues are considering an investigation of targeted advertising –particularly toward children – in U.S. media. Slaughter sits on what federal lawmaking body that oversees business interests?
- What Fox News journalist is set to moderate Tuesday’s first of three presidential debates?
- Speaking of presidential debates, the famous, first-ever televised debate – between a tanned John Kennedy and a sweaty Richard Nixon in 1960 – took place in the studios of WBBM-TV in what city?
- What knighted British journalist, who recently passed away at age 92, was known for his reporting on the case of British-turned-Soviet spy Kim Philby, stories on the dangers of the prenatal drug thalidomide, and for his marriage to magazine editor Tina Brown?
ANSWERS BELOW …
- Entertainment Weekly
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
- Chris Wallace
- Sir Harold Evans
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.”