MediaPulse | A Weekly Media Round-up
Here are the top media industry stories we’re following this week:
The Big News: Charlie Hebdo cover responds to the tragedy in Paris and gets a mixed reaction (BBC); The Awl offers a play-by-play of the dramatic shake-ups at Gawker (The Awl); This follows a piece published by a staffer on Gawker’s alleged problem with women (TheWrap); Facebook debuts Instant Articles feature for Android in India (Venture Beat).
Pop Culture Politics: Bernie Sanders has joined Snapchat (AdWeek); Barbie features its first boy in a commercial (Business Insider); Barack Obama drops the phrase “pop off” in a press conference that becomes quickly meme-d and ends in a remix (HuffPo).
Flashback Friday: Microsoft Windows was launched 30 years ago today (Venture Beat); Ira Glass celebrate 20 years of This American Life (This America Life); Southpark’s infamous Scientology episode hits the 10 year mark (TonyOrtega).
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