In a week in which some of the biggest news WAS the news – below please find my favorite finds for the week:
- A tale of two news anchors. Jon Stewart announced his retirement from “The Daily Show” – prompting dismay among millions of news satire lovers, but ensuring he goes out on top. Another loved anchor, Brian Williams, faced a much different kind of departure when he was suspended from NBC Nightly News for six months without pay in the fallout of his exaggerated story as a reporter in the Iraq War. Amidst all of this, the tragic news of the unexpected death of CBS News Correspondent Bob Simon shook the media world.
- More Twitter hacks. Another week brings more Twitter hacks for brands and celebrities. Among this week’s victims were Delta and Newsweek.
- Facebook leaves a legacy. Facebook announced this week that it’s letting users choose a legacy contact who can partially control their Facebook profile after they die – a sort of power of attorney for your digital life.
- Press release lessons. We love this infographic from pr.co that highlights data from more than 50,000 press releases.