Muck Rack regrets to report that publishing mogul Felix Dennis has passed away at age 67 (news that's been shared at least 709 times). "Sorry to hear about Felix Dennis - maverick is the main word associated with him. But 'brilliant' should be too," surmised Andrew McCormick with the Knowledge Engineers. "RIP publisher Felix Dennis of OZ and more, found not guilty of 'conspiracy to corrupt public morals' in 1970s Britain," freelancer Tristan McConnell reminded everyone.
In hiring news, Yahoo has added Michael Isikoff as chief investigative correspondent (712 shares). "My new gig at Yahoo," Isikoff tweeted, simply, as he shared the link. "Good to see this about @Isikoff - good to see Yahoo make a move to invest in investigative journalism," concluded PandoDaily's David Sirota.
Meanwhile, as VICE quietly considers possible partners, they've got media giants salivating, but its terms will be rich. "Vice cultivates outsider image but is in talks w/ ultimate media insiders about potential partnerships," pointed out NYT's Connor Ennis.