Question of the Day
Yesterday's question of the day asked: Speaking of Brokaw, in October of 2001, one of his assistants had to be hospitalized because of what? Brokaw's assistant tested positive for a mild form of cutaneous anthrax, which was sent in an envelope to Brokaw's office. The assistant, however, was not the first person to open the envelope -- that was NBC News employee Casey Chamberlain, who wrote about her harrowing experience here.
Congratulations to Craig Pittman with the Tampa Bay Times for being the first to answer that correctly! Thank you, also, Craig, for alerting us to Chamberlain's ordeal. Honorable mentions also go out to Tim Geraghty, Shantee' Woodards, Ken Walker also of the Tampa Bay Times, Paul DelColle, freelance journalist Amy Zipkin, Rachel Roh, eschuman, and Mike McCallister, for also getting it right.
As for today's question, here it is: Some have identified Captain John Smith, leader of the Jamestown settlement, as the first English reporter in the American colonies. What was the nature of his publication that have made historians identify him as a journalist, and what was it called?
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