MediaPulse | A Weekly Media Round-Up
Here are some of the media industry stories we’re following this week:
- The Big News: Rupert Murdoch will step down as CEO of 21st Century Fox (CNBC), Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, is stepping down as well (HuffPo), Lester Holt may permanently replace Brian Williams as the face of NBC Nightly News (USA Today), and Raven-Symone permanently joins the ladies of The View (NYT ArtsBeat).
- All About Those Numbers: Forbes boasts 18 million visitors via smartphone (Forbes), Following a programming shift, FOX Business Network sees ratings jump (Talking Biz), The Washington Post trumpets a year-over-year increase in digital traffic (WaPo), NPR set to break even for the first time in six years, ready for growth (AP), and Spotify doubles its subscriber base to 20 million in one year (Spotify).
- Digital Deals: Reuters, in a major shift for the news service, will offer free content to online publishers (Poynter) and Vice Media has partnered with JetBlue Airways with in-flight access to Vice video content (Capital).
- Let’s Get Mobile: The Wall Street Journal will release a mobile news app (Capital), Apple introduces its revamped news app, News (NiemanLab) and also introduces its new music streaming service, Apple Music (Variety).
- Ready to Launch: The New York Times releases Trending in beta, a real-time popularity measure of Times content (The New York Times), The Washington Post shows off PowerPost, a new online vertical covering people, politics and power (The Washington Post), The Economist tests out two new video series (Capital), and CNN introduces Courageous, an in-house advertising studio (WSJ).
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