Question of the Day

Apr 14, 2014

Our latest question of the day asked: there's some discrepancy over which publication boasted the first sports section. We'll give you three options this time: Was it a) the New York Journal b) The London Morning Herald or c) The American Farmer? Explain your answer, if you can! The answer is that, debatably, all of them are true -- it really all depends on how you define "sports section" or "sports page" -- all three publications have laid some justifiable claim to the honor. (Check out here, here and here, if you're really interested.)

Congratulations to Ken Walker at the Tampa Bay Times for being the first to tackle this thorny question, as well as to Jeanne Kirk! Everyone else, we suspect, was probably confused by the wording of our question.

We'll keep today's question nice and clear: Here's a quote worth debating -- "Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air." Who said it? (And do you agree?)

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

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