MediaPulse I A Weekly Media Round-up
Here are the top media industry stories we’re following this week:
The Big News: Both Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee end their races for the Democratic ticket, Webb rumored to run as independent (New Yorker); Liberal Justin Trudeau wins Canada general election, ending nearly a decade of Conservative rule and winning the Internet’s collective heart (BBC); Major ESPN layoffs resulting in an estimated 350 jobs lost (Washington Post)
Look to the Future: NBC has announced new streaming service, SeeSo, that will offer comedy programming (TechHive); USA Today is among the many celebrating the legacy of Back to the Future on 10/22/15, the day the movie visited “in the future” (USA Today); Fusion and The Root are partnering to create television programming in 2016 (HuffPo); Hearst is rumored to be developing a new digital multi-platform brand (WWD)
Around the World: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta urges journalists to represent Africa more accurately in their reporting (AllAfrica); Family of former BBC journalist Jacky Sutton issues statement after she was found dead in a Turkish airport (IWPR); VICE goes dark for two hours to raise awareness for one of their own, Iraqi journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool, detained in Turkey (VICE)
New Kids on the Block: Pressland has launched offering Yelp-like services for freelances (NYP); CNN’s Great Big Story goes live – an effort to compete with VICE and Buzzfeed for the coveted 25 – 34 demo (FastCompany); Facebook’s Instant Articles publisher rolls out to all iPhone users (FishbowlNY); Facebook’s Instant Articles publisher rolls out to all iPhone users (FishbowlNY)
Big Names: The interviewer becomes the interviewee; NYT Magazine interviews Terry Gross (NYT); Oprah invests in Weight Watchers with a 10% stake and a seat on the board (Fortune); Ariana Grande and her fabulous mother are fed up with the sexist gender roles supported by magazine classifications (HuffPo); Amazon’s Jay Carney offers response slamming NYT article addressing the work culture at the online retailer (The Atlantic); ELLE’s Women in Hollywood Issue on newsstands and features 8 covers (FishbowlNY)
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