Calling all communicators
Fresh off the media beat: the New York Times has passed the one million digital subscriber milestone. "One million human beings subscribe to @nytimes. That's a first in the journalism world," points out Adam B. Ellick there. "Thank you, readers," tweets The Upshot's David Leonhardt. Another top media story: NPR's Nina Totenberg celebrates a rarity reclaimed in the form of her father Roman's stolen Stradivarius violin, found after 35 years. Totenberg shares a picture, captioning, "My father playing his beloved Stradivarius, stolen in 1980 and now recovered." Esme Murphy at CBS Minnesota reacts, "Big fan of @NinaTotenberg remarkable her Dad's Stradivarius stolen in 1980 is recovered, sad he didn't live to see it."
And of course, who can forget the fact that our sarcastic jester-in-chief Jon Stewart officially signs off for good tonight. "Don't want to work, don't want to clean, just want to read every article about Jon Stewart," admits Devon Haynie with U.S. News & World Report. Incorporating the perfect meme, Vanity Fair's Matthew Lynch http://muckrack.com/matthew-lynchconfesses, "This @koblin Stewart piece got an Old Millennial feeling like..." Oh, and although the NY Times may be boasting a $16 million profit, Ken Doctor of Newsonomics renown makes the case that the Washington Post is closing in on the Times. "One man’s clickbait is another’s intelligent navigation of the socialized news world," Doctor argues. Although Billy Penn's Chris Krewson bristles, "Calling bullshit on this Steve Hills quote. Post knows damn well where its traffic comes from."
Oh, and hey--BuzzFeed found the guy behind Australia's greatest meme.