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MediaPulse | A Weekly Media Round-Up

Here are the top media industry stories we’re following this week:

The Big News:

  • Zika virus “spreading explosively” (CNN)
  • Barbie now comes in three different, “realistic” shapes (USA Today)
  • DeLoreans are getting another chance at life – after 35 years (Mashable)
  • NASA remembers 30 year anniversary of Challenger tragedy (NASA)
  • Abe Vigoda passes away (ABC News)


Check out some of Cision Blog’s top scoops of the week, including:

SuperBowl Sunday Preview:

Tech Corner:

  • Former Twitter product head Kevin Weil is joining Instagram (Re/code)
  • Google Glass goes dark on social media accounts (CNBC)
  • Twitter hires CMO Leslie Berland (Adweek)
  • Cosmopolitan editor in chief Joanna Coles joins board of directors at Snapchat (TechCrunch)
  • Yahoo to shut Argentina and Mexico offices (Reuters)
  • Google computers defeat human players at 2,500-year-old board game (Bloomberg)

Politics Primer:

  • Five takeaways from last night’s GOP debate (POLITICO)
  • Bloomberg’s potential presidential run has already prompted Bloomberg editor to quit (Huffington Post)
  • MSNBC and Union Leader schedule unsanctioned democratic debate in advance of primary (TIME)
  • Trump vs. Megan Kelly (POLITICO)
  • Vox and Morning Consult join forces on new polling project (FishbowlDC)

Journo Spotlights:

  • GLAAD announces Media Awards nominees (CNN)
  • Mizzou professor who blocked student reporters charged with assault and suspended (USA Today)
  • Journalists at The Middletown Press will soon no longer have an actual newsroom (Poynter.)


  • Nexstar buys Media General for $2.12B after Meredith withdraws (Broadcasting & Cable)
  • Sinclair buys Tennis Channel for $350M (TVNewsCheck)
  • While not confirmed, reddit user reports Microsoft now owns Surfacephone.com (The Verge)

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