Question of the Day

Mar 03, 2014

Friday's Question of the Day asked …  This legendary journalist of yore was dubbed "the first lady of the Black Press" and credited by the Washington Post with "asking the questions no one else would." She was also the first female African-American commentator to be hired by a national network. Who was she? That would be journalist, publisher and civil rights leader Ethel Payne.

Congratulations to recurring champ Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times for being the very first to respond correctly! Next up, we'd like to also thank Edward TennerRon Casalotti@.l.interpretationsBill Chuck of the Chicago Sun-Times and Boston Globe, and Rachel Roh for all getting that right, as well!

Seeing as we're into March, now, here's a question pertaining to journalism in Ireland: Who was the Irish crime reporter whose murder at the hands of drug lords led to the creation of Ireland's Criminal Assets Bureau? Bonus points if you also name last night's Oscar-winning actress who later portrayed her in a film!

Click here to tweet your answer to @MuckRack. We’ll announce the winners tomorrow!

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