MediaPulse | A Weekly Media Round-Up
Here’s the top media industry stories we’re following this week:
The Big News: Pope Francis visits United States, meets with Obama, Congress and UN (TIME); Republican House Speaker John Boehner is stepping down (Yahoo); Baseball legend Yogi Berra passes away (The Daily Beast); Scott Walker exits the 2016 race (The Washington Post); Egypt pardons jailed Al Jazeera journalists (The Guardian)
Talking Points: Emmy Award winners include Game of Thrones, The Daily Show and Veep (CNN); Instagram hits 400M users, beats Twitter (TechCrunch); 11 million cars are affected from the Volkswagen scandal, chief executive Martin Winterkorn resigns (Reuters); Quartz celebrates three year anniversary (Quartz); A rare blood moon eclipse will occur this Sunday (USA Today)
Scooptastic: Check out some of Cision Blog‘s top CisionScoops for this week; Sean Hollister joining CNET (Cision Blog), Ann Belser exits Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, while Daniel Moore shifts coverage (Cision Blog); Hope Reese joins TechRepublic as a staff writer (Cision Blog)
Hellos & Goodbyes: Brian Williams returns to TV on MSNBC (The New York Times); Literary magazine The America Reader is shuttering (POLITICO Media) Premiere of The Muppets delivers a two-year high for timeslot at ABC (TV by the Numbers)
New Launches: Facebook launches 360 videos with Star Wars, SNL and GoPro (CNN Money); Time Inc. to launch Sports Illustrated Films unit (POLITICO Media); Centenary College to debut social media training center, believed to be the first of its kind in the country (NJ.com)
Sales, Acquisitions & Investments: Axel Springer closing in on purchasing Business Insider for $560 million (Re/code); Hearst invests $21 million in the Complex brand (CNN Money); Boston’s WGBH announces finalized plans to acquire GlobalPost (PRI)
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