MediaPulse | A Weekly Media Round-Up
Industry stories we’ve been following the week of Earth Day:
The Big News: Comcast has officially exited the proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable due to anti-trust concerns from the Department of Justice (Capital); 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced (TalkingBiz News), two of whom have left journalism for PR gigs (Columbia Journalism Review); and Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post‘s Tehran bureau chief has been imprisoned and charged with espionage against Iran and other serious crimes including “collaborating with hostile governments” (WaPo)
Talking Points: Bargaining between the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos is heating up (Romenesko); and Peter Schweizer has made deals with The New York Times, The Washington Post, and FOX News to pursue story lines found in his forthcoming anti-Clinton book that drops on May 5 (NYT)
New Launches: Neil deGrasse Tyson premiered Star Talk, a late-night science and pop-culture show based on his radio show of the same name (Space.com); and new site Weedhorn launched on April 20 (probably not a coincidence) with the aim to make marijuana consumption more mainstream (Fast Company)
What’s Next: With the launch of POLITICO Europe this week, publisher Robert Allbritton released in a staff memo the goal to triple the size of the company over the next four years, scaling up geographically with outposts across the United States and Europe (Capital); and Forbes announces Pulse, a new product for marketers offering a multimedia solutions for advertising (Forbes)
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