It’s a new year and that means new questions for the News Biz Quiz.
1. Rank these news sites in terms of average (organic) web traffic in 2020 (statistics through Dec. 12):
New York Times
2. “So we’re going to keep getting back here. And I’m sorry if you don’t like it or if the national media doesn’t like it, but we’re going to go back to work.” The head football coach at what school issued this quote following his team losing to Alabama 31-14 in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day — the team’s seventh consecutive New Year’s Six bowl loss?
3. Watchdog group Media Matters named what outlet its “Misinformer of the Year” for 2020 (joining a prior year’s cast that includes Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Matthews and George Will)?
4. What newspaper was the first to publish audio of the entire, hour-long call in which President Trump attempted to coerce Georgia officials into changing election results there?
5. Hedge fund Alden Global Capital has placed a $520 million bid to buy a controlling interest (it already owns nearly a third of the company) in which newspaper conglomerate, which owns its namesake newspaper, as well as The Baltimore Sun, New York Daily News and Orlando Sentinel?
6. The Press Emblem Campaign says how many journalists (at least) have died as a result of the coronavirus, so far?
7. According to the same group, two countries on which continent have seen the most deaths, with nearly 150 combined?
Scroll down for answers.
1. New York Times (53.5 million visitors per month)
CNN (44 million)
The Guardian (30.5 million)
Yahoo (30.2 million)
USA Today (29.4 million)
2. Notre Dame (Head Coach Brian Kelly)
3. Fox News
4. The Washington Post
5. Tribune Publishing
7. South America (Peru has had at least 93 COVID-19 deaths by journalists, Brazil at least 55)