July 24, 2015
/ by Cision Staff
Here are some media industry stories we’re following this week:
The Big News: Bill Simmons moves to HBO (CNN); Some counts thrown out for former Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich (NPR); CNET celebrates 20 years (Talking Biz News)
Coffee Talk: The Huffington Post reclassifies Donald Trump coverage from “politics” to “entertainment” (FishbowlDC); Possible ending to The Washington Post‘s Jason Rezaian‘s espionage trial (The New York Times): Boston’s Sentinel & Enterprise gives artist front page (Poynter)
Hellos & Goodbyes: President Obama bids farewell in person to Jon Stewart (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart); Godfather actor Alex Rocco passes away (The Washington Post); Jordan Jayson moves to Vocativ (FishbowlNY); Grooveshark co-founder dies (The Gainesville Sun)
Acquisitions: The E.W. Scripps Company acquires podcast network (The Hollywood Reporter); Nikkei Inc. purchases Financial Times (FishbowlNY)
Being Social: The White House premieres new Twitter handle (FishbowlDC); Twitter announces ads are now easier to target around events (TechCrunch)
From Beyond: Jay Brabree celebrates 57 years of covering space for NBC News (TVNewser); First pictures of earth since 1972 (National Geographic); NASA announces Earth’s cousin, Kepler 452B (The Independent)
What’s Now/Next: Tech notables announce working group called Teaching Accessibility to design product/technology for people with disabilities (VentureBeat); TheBlaze alums launch digital publication, called Autonomous (CapitalNewYork)
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