MediaPulse | A Weekly Media Round-Up
Media industry stories we’re following this week:
The Big News: Hall of Famer and longtime sportscaster Frank Gifford, husband of Kathie Lee Gifford, passes away (The Huffington Post); Warehouse explosion in China carries toll (CNBC); Former President Jimmy Carter announces that he has cancer (Yahoo News); Hillary Clinton turns overs private email server (CBS News); Donations from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge lead to scientific discovery toward a cure (VIBE)
Chit-chat around the water cooler: Ancient monolith discovered (io9); New video reveals possible largest great white shark ever filmed (CNN); Scientists to live on Mars (HuffPo) ; Possible presidential run for Vice President Joe Biden (Business Insider); Perseid meteor shower this year results in brilliant photography (SPACE.com)
Digital/Social Media: Twitter drops 140-character limit from direct messages (The Verge); One year after the riots, HuffPo and The Washington Post journos officially charged for covering Ferguson (HuffPo)
Talking Entertainment: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air possibly coming back (Complex); Ryan Seacrest to host late night Olympics coverage for NBC (The Hollywood Reporter); Donald Trump officially fired from Celebrity Apprentice (Yahoo TV);
Conducting Business: News Corp. to sell education business (FishbowlNY); NBCUniversal invests big bucks in Vox Media (The New York Times); Tribune Publishing reviewing its digital business as revenue declines (Capital New York)
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