Talk of the press
We regret to relay that Richard Corliss, TIME's film critic for 35 years, has died at age 71. "Richard Corliss was an inspiration, a delight to work with, and a standard to live up to. RIP," shares colleague James Poniewozik. "Richard, come back please you good, brilliant man," pleads Portland Press Herald's Mary Pols, once a movie critic herself. "The film world has lost a giant. My condolences to everyone who knew Richard Corliss, including his many readers," reflects BuzzFeed film reporter Adam Vary. "Sad sad SAD day at @TIME. He was brilliant, exasperating, funny, genuine, authoritative, funny and a thrill to edit," praises editor-at-large Belinda Luscombe. Here's 25 of the film critic’s best.
Also trending among journalists, of course, is the fact that Comcast dropped its Time Warner Cable deal, which was a mega-scoop (at 16,000+ shares) by Bloomberg's Alex Sherman. "If Comcast has bagged the Time-Warner Cable buyout, it's the best telecom news since FCC backed net neutrality," concludes Guardian's Dan Gillmor. Also, BuzzFeed has begun announcing their Canada team (more on that in the Career Updates section below). "Will Buzzfeed Canada now be the most error-free place on the internet? Let's hope so. Congrats @craigsilverman," tweets Quartz's Gideon Lichfield. Also, there's an Android bot peeing on an Apple logo visible on Google Maps (11,000+) and Google is really sorry about that, guys. The Hill's Jesse Byrnes imagines the pranksters' dialogue: "'Where should we put it?' 'Pakistan, definitely.'"