Question of the Day

May 28, 2014

Yesterday's question of the day asked: Someone once said he became a journalist because he "did not want to rely on newspapers for information.” Who was it?  That would be Christopher Hitchens, the British-American journalist, debater and self-proclaimed "anti-theist."

Congratulations to Ken Walker of the Tampa Bay Times for being the first to answer correctly! Honorable mentions also go out to Claudine LaforceEdward TennerHiram Reisner,  Rachel RohJack Schofield, journalist Virginia AlimentiPaul DelColle (who called him the "late great Christopher Hitchens - curmudgeon gadfly pundit" and added "RIP"), and ElectricSick for all answering correctly, as well!

Today's question is: A few months ago we quizzed on you on which publication claimed to be the oldest surviving and oldest continuously published newspaper in the UK. That would be the London Gazette. But 1) what was the Gazette named originally, and 2) which two other publications also claim that title (under the argument that the Gazette is not a conventional newspaper offering general news coverage)? Be sure to answer both parts!

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

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