In this week’s News Biz Quiz, we learn what the term “media exposure” is NOT supposed to mean, and there’s no joy in Mudville as sports networks lose carriers.
1. Okay, let’s dispense with this straightaway: What legal analyst was suspended from his job at The New Yorker and placed on leave by CNN after (accidentally, he says) exposing himself on a Zoom call with colleagues?
2. Buzzfeed reports that Facebook wants AdObserver (a browser extension that gathers data on political advertising) to stop doing its work — after researchers found that Facebook isn’t properly labeling all political ads as such. What East Coast university runs AdObserver?
3. Gannett sold its stake in the nearly 200-year old weekly newspaper The Inquirer and Mirror. For what island is it the paper of record?
4. Hulu and YouTube TV have both dropped regional sports networks (such as those dedicated to Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees programming) from their programming listings. What media conglomerate’s Diamond Sports imprint owns these channels?
B. Sinclair Broadcast Group
5. Nielsen says home-bound Americans watched 48% more news programming during the spring peak of the COVID-19 epidemic. About how many hours per week was the average American consuming news programming during the second quarter of the year?
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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.
- Jeffrey Toobin
- Nantucket (the head of its news ownership group, as well as the current publisher, are descendants of the first European settlers on the island!)
- 8.5 (about one full workday’s worth)
- Sacramento Bee