MediaPulse | A Weekly Media Round-Up
Here’s the top media industry stories we’re following this week:
Face Time: Facebook will be releasing a “Like” button alternative, no work yet on if it will be “Dislike” (TIME); Signal has launched on Facebook to help journalists cut through the fuzz (Poynter); Facebook nabs Pulitzer Prize winning WaPo editor Anne Kornblut to direct strategic communications (CNN Money); The Kardashian and Jenner sisters are the faces of 5 new apps an websites launched this week (Vanity Fair).
TV Time: New Yorker fact checker Talia Lavin not only made it on to Jeopardy, but like Norm MacDonald’s ‘Burt Reynolds‘ before her, tricked Alex Trebek into saying ‘Turd Ferguson‘ (The Daily Beast); ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ to bring Arnold Schwarzenegger on board while Donald Trump pursues office (NBC News); Fellow media enthusiast Dylan Byers makes his first appearance on CNN (Fishbowl DC).
Around the World: Refinery29 has officially announced global roll out starting with The U.K. in mid-November (Business Wire); The New York Post is coming for Chicago with ‘punny’ promotional copies ahead of a full launch (Chicago Magazine); A look at zombie coverage in China reveals that online rumors are met with penalties (NYT).
In Focus: Mary Lou Guizzo, a freelance crossword puzzle creator is profiled (Dayton Daily News); Actor and scholar James Franco now has a movie column (Indiewire), The New York Times celebrates 164 years of printed news! Observer looks at the very first issue (Observer); Nieman Lab investigates disabling commenting on news sites (Nieman Lab).
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