Miscellany from the media
NYT's Andrew Sorkin reveals that Michael Bloomberg will return as chief of the company he founded (4,591 shares). New York Post's Kaja Whitehouse crows, "I totally predicted this -- to protests from Bloomberg Newers, who said, no, no, no. He loves philanthropy!" At Bloomberg News, Julie Davis shares from the article, "Bloomberg is 'like God at the company...When God reappeared, people defer' Great @andrewrsorkin on him retaking reins."
On that note, here's a missive from current CEO and president Dan Doctoroff on the past remarkable seven years (391 shares). "With great pride and gratitude I'll be turning the @Bloomberg reins back over to @MikeBloomberg at year's end," Doctoroff tweets.
Speaking of big media shake-ups, we are sad to report that USA Today laid off between 60 and 70 staffers yesterday, according to Poynter (973 shares). "I worked for Gannett for a lot of years. Sad to see what's happening at @USATODAY," Washington Post's Dan Lamothe admits. "Thanks to everyone who checked in with me today. I'm still employed, but lost good friends and talented colleagues," Gregory Korte shares from the USAT newsroom.
And because it's that time again, here's FiveThirtyEight’s much anticipated Senate Forecast (1,313 shares). "This is mostly a reflection of me being an idiot, but the best part of 538’s Senate thingy is the sorting animation," Deadspin's Kyle Wagner concludes. Not to miss out on the fun, CNN also offers a poll of its own, showing that McConnell holds a slim edge in biggest Senate race (1,542 shares).
Also, the AP tells us that a passenger is speaking out about airline seat dispute, because, why not (1,139 shares).