MediaPulse | A Weekly Media Round-Up
Here are some media industry stories we’re following this week:
The Big News: Bobbi “Krissy” Brown passes away at age 22 (USA Today); Internet reacts to death of Cecil the Lion (Adage); No pardon for Snowden (Esquire); Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore announces run for president (Breitbart); Acclaimed crime author Ann Rule passes away (seattlePI.com)
Talking Points: ABC’s Bachelorette Kaitlyn chooses Shawn (People); Jen Welter makes history as first female NFL coach (ESPN); Possible MH370 wreckage found in Indian Ocean (CNN); Actor James Woods is taking a Twitter user to court and asking $10 million, citing a mean tweet (Daily News)
New Launches: Business Insider announces partner site Tech Insider (Tech Insider); Katie Couric launches live newscast Yahoo News Live (Adweek); Al Sharpton to launch blog titled The Shift Daily (Capital); Gigaom returns with former Daily Dot media editor at helm (Gigaom); Amazon introduces Launchpad, a platform for startups (Business Insider); Yahoo launches Livetext (CNN Money)
What’s Now/Next: Reports of NBC Universal investing in BuzzFeed (Re/code); Bloomberg View to hire 30 reporters for “fast commentary” breaking news operation (New York Post); Yelp‘s chairman plans to step down, stock drops (The Wall Street Journal)
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