MediaPulse | A Weekly Media Round-Up
Here are some media industry stories we’re following this week:
The Big News: Iran agrees to historic deal on nuclear program (The New York Times); Gov. Scott Walker announces his 2016 presidential bid (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel); the 2015 Emmy Nominations have been revealed (Entertainment Weekly); Caitlin Jenner gives a touching and inspiring acceptance speech at the ESPY Awards (BuzzFeed); and the New Horizons spacecraft got up close and personal with Pluto (Fishbowl NY)
Dramalert: Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ was released and rocked the Twitterverse (TIME) Ted Cruz questions his absence on The New York Times‘ best-seller list (POLITICO), which was later resolved (POLITICO); Donald Trump fired shots at ‘Meet the Press’ host Chuck Todd (Fishbowl DC); and Michael Bloomberg is allegedly creating more waves at Bloomberg following the firing last week of digital chief Josh Topolsky (Fishbowl NY).
Stats & Studies: Pew Research Center has released a report on consumer news consumption via Twitter and Facebook (Capital); Michele’s List and Tow-Knight Center offer some figures on the bottom line for local news sites (Poynter); Netflix releases its Q2 financials and subscriber data (TechCrunch); YouTube CEO Susan Wojicki says mobile accounts for half of the site’s traffic (TechCrunch); and research firm Parks Associates offers data on password sharing for streaming services such as Netflix and HBO (Variety)
Exits & Endings: Nicole Wallace announces her exit from The View after one season, following Rosie Perez (Mediaite); TLC has cancelled the Duggars and ’19 Kids & Counting’ following the molestation scandal (USA Today); and the National Journal will shut down its weekly print magazine and reduce newsroom size (Capital)
What’s Now/Next: The Wrap and Hearst Newspapers strike a print/digital content partnership (Capital); Vice and Verizon partner up for Verizon’s forthcoming mobile video venture (AdWeek); Lena Dunham will start a biweekly lifestyle newsletter, ‘Lenny’ (The Cut); CNN Digital starts telling “Great American Stories,” offering human interest snapshots of America’s oddities (Poynter); and BuzzFeed launches new Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts called Cocoa Butter to help diversify its audience and reach (Poynter).
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