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Chicago Tribune Launches Trivia App

CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Introducing Tribune Trivia, the Chicago Tribune's free smartphone and tablet application that taps into over 100 years of archived materials to generate questions that challenge and entertain readers. 

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The app, available now for download on Facebook, Android or iOS, allows players to compete against friends or the computer and share their results via social media. An ongoing leaderboard of the Top 10 players is housed on the ChicagoTribune.com member center within the app and published in Friday's newspaper.

"We are excited about the launch of Tribune Trivia given the positive feedback we have received thus far," said Joseph Schiltz, senior vice president of marketing for Tribune Publishing.  "The app is another way to engage with our audience and share our rich collection of Tribune storytelling."

Each round consists of 10 questions from nine different categories including Health & Fitness, Music, Chicago History, Food & Dining, Travel, Sports, Money & Investing, Entertainment and History. Points are tallied at the end of each round and added to the player's overall profile. Questions are categorized as easy, medium and hard, with added points for speed to completion and more difficult questions.

New questions are added to Tribune Trivia each month so players are constantly challenged. A link is provided when the answer to each question is revealed, taking users back to the Tribune article from which the question originated.

Click here to view a short demo video and/or visit TribuneTrivia.com for more information and to download the app today. All questions can be sent to [email protected].

About Chicago Tribune Media Group: 
Chicago Tribune Media Group is a media and business services company that publishes the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune and chicagotribune.com. CTMG also produces related print and interactive media serving Chicagoland like RedEye, Hoy, Chicago magazine, Naperville Magazine, TribLocal, The Mash, chicagotribune.com, chicagonow.com and metromix.com. Reaching 4.8 million adults each week in the greater Chicago area, CTMG is the leading news and information destination in Chicagoland. 

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