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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:

  • Proving Albert Einstein correct on general theory of relative, physicists detect gravitational waves (The Daily Beast)
  • Alison Overholt is first female to lead a major sports magazine joining ESPN the Magazine (Adweek)
  • First transgender man to appear as cover model on April issue of Men’s Health in Germany (NewNowNext)
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be release on July 31 (Vox)
  • Rapper DMX has close call, nearly died (People)
  • North Korea launch rocket sending a satellite into orbit (TIME)



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


Super Bowl Takeaways:

  • Best and Worst of Super Bowl ads (NPR)
  • Super Bowl viewership down from 2015 (Daily News)
  • Social apps lead usage during Super Bowl (Adweek)


Tech Corner:

  • Twitter launches First View (Adweek) and rolls out algorithmic timeline (The Verge)
  • Facebook is developing millimeter-wave networks for Internet.org (Re/code)
  • HBO Now reports 800,000 paid subscribers (Broadcasting & Cable)
  • YouTube rolls out original programming (TVNewsCheck)
  • Viacom and Snapchat launch global ad partnership (Viacom)


Politics Primer:

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