Question of the Day

Thursday's Question of the Day asked … What Massachusetts publication (that we featured last week!) played a role in the invention of the honorific "Ms" ... ? That would be the Springfield Republican! From its wiki: The pronoun "Ms." was first suggested by an anonymous 1901 letter to The Republican. The letter read, in part, "To call a maiden Mrs. is only a shade worse than to insult a matron with the inferior title Miss. Yet it is not always easy to know the facts... The abbreviation 'Ms.' is simple, it is easy to write, and the person concerned can translate it properly according to the circumstances."

Congratulations to previous champ Craig Pittman, environmental reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, on being the very first to tweet the answer correctly! Accolades also go to Edward Tenner and Jeanne Kirk for also getting it right!

Your question of the day for today is: A writer once said, "Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It’s absolutely unavoidable. A journalist is someone who looks at the world and the way it works, someone who takes a close look at things every day and reports what she sees, someone who represents the world, the event, for others. She cannot do her work without judging what she sees." Who was this writer?

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