Hello, Mr. and Mrs. America, from border to border and coast to coast and all the ships at sea, let’s go to press…with this week’s News Biz Quiz! A University of Mississippi study shows that what group of people is appearing on three times more magazine covers than in past years?
October 5th, 2020 • Quill Blog, News Biz Quiz
News Biz Quiz for 10/5: Anything but a slow news week
There have been no shortage of national news stories this week. But we’ve got some questions about the news behind the news. Good luck. During its current session (which begins this week), the U.S. Supreme Court will review proposed changes to media ownership rules which have been stuck down by lower courts, but could lead to even greater consolidation if SCOTUS lets them stand.
September 28th, 2020 • Quill Blog, News Biz Quiz
News Biz Quiz for 9/28: A merger, a debate and more.
This week’s events in the media world have been far from trivial. But how much did you pick up on the details. Test yourself with these questions, culled from the headlines and beyond. D.C. District Court Judge Carl Nichols has temporarily halted the Trump Administration from banning what social media app from U.S.
September 21st, 2020 • Quill Blog, News Biz Quiz
News Biz Quiz for 9/21: What did Trump call “the most beautiful thing”?
The news doesn’t slow down and neither does the News Biz Quiz. Here are this week’s questions: 1. In a campaign speech on September 18, President Trump called it “the most beautiful thing” that what MSNBC host (and former host of CNN’s “Your Money”) was hit in the knee with a rubber bullet while covering a May protest in Minneapolis over George Floyd’s killing by police?
September 14th, 2020 • News Biz Quiz
News Biz Quiz for 9/14: Woodward’s book, HOG overhaul, more
Just because we had a conference over the weekend doesn’t mean we’re skipping the News Biz Quiz for this week. But, first, let’s take a moment to congratulate SPJ2020 Pub Trivia winner Kelly Kissel who triumphed against a very tough field in ten rounds of questions.
September 8th, 2020 • News Biz Quiz
News Biz Quiz for 9/8: A military reversal, an in-house sports network and more
It’s a short week but there’s no shortage of media news. Here are this week’s quiz questions. And here’s hoping you can join us for live SPJ Trivia at the SPJ2020 conference. I’ll be joining Quill editor Lou Harry for hands-on-buzzer fun with a wide range of questions.
August 31st, 2020 • News Biz Quiz
Have you been paying attention? News biz quiz for 8/31/20
When Quill launched the News Biz Quiz last week (catch up here), what we didn’t tell you was that SPJ’s upcoming virtual conference will feature a live trivia competition. Thus, you can consider this a practice round. More details on the conference format coming your way soon but check out the full conference schedule here.
Of course, you have been following the news. That’s your job. But have you been following the news about the news biz? Let’s find out. In this new, weekly feature at Quillmag.com, we’ll pose a set of questions covering both consequential stories and “they did WHAT?!”
Come 2021, it’s a safe bet some of the stories, web graphics, podcasts and editorial cartoons about COVID-19 will be honored with awards. The virus has spawned a crush of good journalism, and while such awards aren’t the highest priority, they can be important to a team’s morale.