It was another tough week for journalism. You know that. So, obviously, most of this week’s questions have to do with what happened on Jan. 6 and the editorial fallout.
1. What somewhat-controversial three-letter collective noun appeared in the headlines of (among others) The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and Houston Chronicle on Jan. 7?
2. Reporters at what Ohio newspaper staged a “byline strike,” asking that their names be removed from stories after the paper’s editorial leadership made changes to their work, making it less clear who was responsible for the violence in D.C.?
A. Cleveland Plain Dealer
B. Cincinnati Enquirer
C. Akron Beacon Journal
D. Toledo Blade
3. The Kansas City Star’s editorial board made news when it laid some of the blame for the attack on the Capitol at the feet of what Missouri Senator, who’d been the first to say he’d object to the certification of Joe Biden’s electoral vote count?
4. More than 60 American news operations have ceased production during the COVID-19 crisis, due to mergers or closings. Which state capital, whose statehouse sits between two lakes, houses the alt-weekly Isthmus, which has temporarily shut down?
A. St. Paul, Minnesota
B. Tallahassee, Florida
C. Madison, Wisconsin
D. Trenton, New Jersey
5. What man, the current chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said he’ll leave that post when Joe Biden is inaugurated President?
6. (ARCHIVE) For what former Chicago mayor and Tribune editor is the journalism school at Northwestern University named?
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2. Toledo Blade
3. Josh Hawley
4. Madison, Wisconsin
5. Ajit Pai
6. Joseph Medill (who recently became a bobblehead to celebrate the school’s centennial)
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.