This year, as you’re hopefully socially distanced while eating turkey and watching the Detroit Lions or Dallas Cowboys, be sure to include in your Thanksgiving list those people doing the hard work of daily journalism — some of whom are mentioned in this week’s News Biz Quiz.
1. The Federal Trade Commission says it wants to question what former Breitbart executive and Trump Administration advisor about his role with Cambridge Analytica, which harvested Facebook information on as many as 87 million people?
2. NBC will partner with what news magazine for the reveal of its annual “Person of the Year” during a Dec. 10 broadcast?
3. Vox.com cofounder Ezra Klein is leaving his post to start a podcast in 2021 for what newspaper?
A. Washington Post
B. LA Times
C. USA Today
D. New York Times
4. Media analysts say tens of thousands of Donald Trump supporters have switched from watching Fox News to a more pro-Trump outlet, with shows such as “Diamond and Silk Crystal Clear” and “American Agenda.” Name that outlet.
5. (ARCHIVE) What fictional journalist — a five-time winner of the Buckeye Newshawk Award — may be best remembered for covering a disastrous event that took place in the Pinedale Shopping Mall parking lot in 1978?
6. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said she would not call on Kaitlan Collins from what network at a press briefing, because (as McEnany put it) “I don’t call on activists”?
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1. Steve Bannon
2. Time Magazine
3. D. New York Times
5. Les Nessman (“The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement!”)
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 has spent more than a dozen years leading NPR member station newsrooms. He lives in Lafayette, Indiana, with his wife and daughter.