A mass McClatchy unionization effort and a timeless question-and-answer highlight this week’s News Biz Quiz.
1. Danish researchers took to CNN recently to debunk what Fox host’s misinterpretation of a study they did, in which they did NOT seek to repudiate the practicality of mask-wearing.
2. (ARCHIVE) What was the famous seven-word phrase which began the second paragraph of an editorial in the Sept. 21, 1897 issue of the New York Sun, in response to a question from an 8-year-old, Ms. O’Hanlon?
3. In addition to plans to expand coverage in Minneapolis, Tampa, Denver and other markets, what short-form online news organization (whose Jonathan Swan drew praise for a tough interview of President Donald Trump earlier this year) has purchased the news website Charlotte Agenda for nearly $5 million?
4. Karen Hepp, an anchor of which TV morning show, is suing Facebook, Imgur and Reddit for allegedly illegally using a picture of her as part of ads for dating sites, as well as suggestive memes?
5. Workers at four McClatchy-owned papers — The Bellingham Herald, The Olympian, The News Tribune and the Tri-City Herald — say they’ve voted to unionize (though the company has not yet responded). In what state are all these papers located?
6. The Pulitzer Prize-winning fact checkers at PolitiFact.com (whose Truth-o-Meter runs from “true” to “pants on fire”) have named what piece of disinformation as their “lie of the year”?
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6. COVID-19 downplay and denial (read more here)
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, IN with his wife and daughter.