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  • Whitelaw Reid served as editor, president and chairman of the New York Herald Tribune, later winning a national singles tennis title in his age group at age 85 and a national doubles title at 90?

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Question 1: He later founded the Paris Herald as an ________ paper for Europe.
South AfricaEnglish languageCanadaAmerican English

Question 2: Following the collapse of the World Journal Tribune, The New York Times and the ________ became joint owners with Whitney of the Herald Tribune's European edition, the International Herald Tribune, which is still published.
Slate (magazine)NewsweekDonald E. GrahamThe Washington Post

Question 3: The Tribune, founded by ________, was a Whig (and later Republican) newspaper sold as a sober alternative to some of the excesses of the penny press.
Horace GreeleyJames BuchananStephen A. DouglasFranklin Pierce

Question 4: In 1958 the Reids sold control to ________.
Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.John Hay WhitneyAndrew W. MellonJames Buchanan

Question 5: [3] This was the second nation-wide children's book award, after the ________, and vied with the Newbery for most prestigious for many years.
Margaret Edwards AwardLaura Ingalls Wilder MedalNewbery MedalMichael L. Printz Award

Question 6: The papers were very different: the Herald was a ________ newspaper whose editor, James Gordon Bennett was a firm Democrat and a pioneer of crime-reporting.
New York HeraldHorace GreeleyPenny pressThe Sun (New York)

Question 7: Under Whitney, the paper regained some of its lustre, deciding that since it could not compete with ________ in sheer volume of news it would be faster, feistier and funnier.
The New York Times CompanyThe Boston GlobeInternational Herald TribuneThe New York Times

Question 8: It was home to such writers as ________, Red Smith, Richard Watts, Jr., and Walter Kerr.
Herschel GrynszpanNazi GermanyDorothy ThompsonAmerican Jews

Question 9: Bennett had a strong commitment to international news, and financed Henry Stanley's expedition to find ________.
Scramble for AfricaAfricaDavid LivingstoneZambezi

Question 10: Bennett died in 1918, and his paper was sold to ________, an inveterate collector of publications who developed a reputation for selling or merging newspapers, to the animus of the newspapermen around the country.
New York CityWilliam Howard TaftFrank MunseyTheodore Roosevelt


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