Question of the Day

Yesterday's question asked: Which disaster in 1906 became the first major event of its kind to be captured by the first newsreels for viewing across the nation? That would be the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.

Congratulations to Edward Tenner, again, for being the very first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions also go out to Edirin OputuIrene DeBlasioKen WalkerRachel RohRoger MerrymanPaul BoydPaul DelColleElaine S. Povich and Alan Blaustein for getting that right, as well.

As for today's question, here it is: In early journalism, what common problem led to the development of the tight, inverted-pyramid style of writing that we associate with newspapers today? Hint: it has to do with an invention created in 1832.

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