More cord-cutters may still be able to get their local newscasts, but who’s staffing those newsrooms, exactly? Those topics and more in this week’s News Biz Quiz.
1. Which streaming service says it’ll offer newscasts from as many as 100 local TV markets by the end of 2021?
B. Amazon Fire TV
D. Google TV
2. Nicholas Thompson, the editor-in-chief of what tech magazine, is set to become CEO at The Atlantic in February?
3. What CNBC anchor — who in March suggested purposely exposing many people to COVID-19 as a means of saving the economy — is again being criticized for a shouting match he had on-air Friday with anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin, where he disputed Sorkin’s assertion that businesses help people stay safe by limiting capacity and requiring masks?
4. A new report commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation finds that what demographic group has made few gains in terms of worldwide newsroom representation since 2000?
A. Women journalists
B. LGBTQ reporters
C. Reporters under the age of 30
D. Journalists with Ph.D.s
5. Why was Gannett-owned The Journal News in New York’s Westchester County criticized for its front page on the Sunday after Thanksgiving?
A. It spent more inches on advertising than on news
B. It put Donald Trump’s head on a turkey’s body
C. It misspelled “Journal”
D. It contained no local news
6. BBC sports reporter Peter Alliss passed away over the weekend at age 89. What sport generated the majority of Alliss’ renowned coverage during nearly 60 years as a broadcaster?
Scroll down for answers…
1. Amazon Fire TV
3. Rick Santelli
4. Women (read the report here)
5. It contained no local news (read Poynter’s take here)
6. Golf (Alliss was a pro golfer before turning to the broadcast booth)
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.