MediaPulse | A Weekly Media Round-Up
Here’s the top media industry stories we’re following this week:
The Big News: Mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon prompts further discussion over gun control (The Oregonian); NASA finds water on the red planet, begging the question, is there life on Mars? (NASA); The Daily Show with Trevor Noah debuts (The Atlantic) with open invitations for 2016 presidential candidates (POLITICO On Media); Hillary Clinton will appear on Saturday Night Live‘s season premiere this weekend (The New York Times’ First Draft); Axel Springer acquires Business Insider for $343 million (CNN Money); and Forbes releases its latest list of the 400 richest Americans (Forbes)
Scooptastic: Check out some of Cision Blog‘s top scoops for this week, including Andres Jauregui at Forbes; Meredith Engel at the New York Daily News; Lauren Camera at U.S. News & World Report; Erin Dresch at Bloomberg TV; Scott Doll at Philadelphia’s FOX 29; and Mark Glendenning at RACER.
VIP List: Liz Heron is The Huffington Post‘s new no. 2 (FishbowlNY); Top Bloomberg editor Josh Tyrangiel departs (The New York Times); The Newspaper Association of America names David Chavern president and CEO (NAA); Ralph Lauren announces he will step down as CEO of his brand after 48 years (Mashable); Jack Dorsey will allegedly be named permanent CEO of Twitter (re/code); and speaking of, Edward Snowden joined Twitter this week (Business Insider)
Launchpad: A bevy of new apps, digital services and media launched this week, including Verizon‘s mobile video service go90 (TechCrunch); Comcast‘s video service, Watchable (Variety); Yahoo‘s new niche verticals, Yahoo Real Estate and Yahoo Celebrity (FishbowlNY); Lena Dunham‘s lifestyle newsletter, Lenny (Chicago Tribune); the Texture magazine app, a retooling of Next Issue (TechCrunch); TiVo‘s BOLT, a 4K-ready DVR device (USA Today); the free Reporta app for journalists from the International Women’s Media Foundation, serving as a lifeline in dangerous situations (Poynter); Signal, a journalist’s tool from Facebook, aiming to compete with Twitter as a newsgathering method (Wired); and finally, some love for Android users, with the launches of the BuzzFeed News (Tech Times), HBO Now and Showtime apps (The Verge)
Change is Coming: Many media developments are coming down the pipeline in the coming weeks, including: Google‘s version of Instant Articles for mobile, competing with Facebook, Apple and Snapchat (re/code); CNN‘s ‘Great Big Story’ video series, taking cues from VICE (Capital New York); a breaking news radio channel, ‘FOX News Headlines 24/7,’ from FOX News Channel and Sirius XM (Variety); and the “Yelp for people” app Peeple, already attracting a fair share of controversy (The Washington Post); while further down the line, NPR‘s ‘Serial‘ podcast will come to TV under the eyes of The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Hollywood Reporter); and two media companies seek to expand further, including BuzzFeed‘s plans in Los Angeles (Los Angeles Business Journal); and POLITICO‘s mission to establish a presence in every state capital and country by 2020 (Fishbowl NY)
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