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News Biz Quiz for 10/12: Twitter rules, an auctioned desk and more

By Lou Harry

No, The Big Red Machine is not the name for Alexander Lukashenko’s cabinet. But they both figure into this week’s News Biz Quiz.

  1. Over the weekend, the Radio-Television Digital News Association held its national awards ceremony digitally, due to COVID-19. For what legendary newsman are those awards named?
  • Walter Cronkite
  • David Brinkley
  • Ernie Pyle
  • Edward R. Murrow
  1. Twitter is imposing new rules disallowing users to “like” misleading or counterfactual posts by what group of people, as well as slapping a warning label on such posts?
  1. What media firm sent a company-wide e-mail to employees after the first presidential debate trying again to distance itself from co-founder Gavin McInnes, who also founded a white supremacist group whose members President Trump told to “stand by” during the debate? 
  1. Protests against the rule of President Alexander Lukashenko have caused the government in what European nation to revoke all foreign press credentials? 
  • Belarus
  • Armenia
  • Ukraine
  • Estonia
  1. A desk belonging to legendary British columnist Katharine Whitehorn is set to be auctioned off to raise money for research into Alzheimer’s disease, from which she suffers. The Observer, for which Whitehorn wrote for 30 years, is part of the London tradition of which avenue, known for being central to that city’s publishing world? 
  1. With what Hall of Fame broadcaster (with whom he shared initials) did the late Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan (who died Monday at age 77) broadcast games for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball from 1990 until 2010?

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  1. Edward R. Murrow
  2. Politicians (and political groups)
  3. Vice
  4. Belarus
  5. Fleet Street
  6. Jon Miller



Stan Jastrzebski has competed in trivia competitions in 14 states (and Washington, D.C.), including appearances on “Jeopardy!” and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.”  He’s won more than 40 state, regional and national journalism awards and spent more than a dozen years leading NPR member station newsrooms, He lives in Lafayette, IN with his wife and daughter.