From the Fourth Estate
The film beat just took a huge hit in the form of The Dissolve shuttering its doors. Keith Phipps there writes, "it’s been our pleasure to put up this site, a site founded on and driven by a love for movies, alongside a company with passion and talent for creating thoughtful, important work. Sadly, because of the various challenges inherent in launching a freestanding website in a crowded publishing environment, financial and otherwise, today is the last day we will be doing that." Will Leitch at Sports on Earth shares, "I have read every story The Dissolve has published since it started. (I even read the comments!) Gut punched." At Financial Times, Robin Wigglesworth explores the cultural impact of the clunky, costly, addictive, but utterly ubiquitous Bloomberg terminal. "The 'museum piece' Bloomberg keyboard in this article identical to the one I'm using now," observes Oliver Staley at (you guessed it) Bloomberg News. Plus, Poynter's Melody Kramer asks a question we all ought to consider: When journalists vacation, do they actually take a break?