Press talk for today
Turner is leading a new $15 million investment round in Mashable. "We're excited to announce a partnership with TBS and TNT to expand Mashable's content to television!!" CEO Pete Cashmore tweets. "This is one hell of a strategic investment. Distribution and discovery benefits likely to far outweigh the dollars," chimes in Brian Ries there. And then there was this thing that went viral yesterday and today, and we're not sure we can aptly explain to you what it is. "A lesson to budding #fashion writers: sometimes sh*t happens. This is an example of how NOT to handle it," advises The National's Ashley Lane. "I’ve officially lost the ability to tell what is real and what is parody," concludes Washington Free Beacon's Sonny Bunch. The author also has an insane Twitterfeed for your perusal. Also, today journalists are mourning entertainer Ronnie Corbett, best known for "the two Ronnies," who has died at 85. "Sad news about Ronnie Corbett. So many great clips to post, but I like this one," reflects NYT's Hannah Olivennes.
While it's still cool, follow everyone's new favorite anonymous Twitter sensation "Guy at your J-School," who regularly serves up relateable gems like, "My Mom says that as a baby my first words were a mesmerizing anecdotal lede about the remarkable journey of life I was about to embark on" and "Never doubt ability to make a story about the story-teller. Think it’s about patriarchy in West Angola? Nah, it’s really about my journey." Oh, and "As I walk out I assume there is a standing ovation from my editors behind me. I can’t hear, I am already gone. Gone searching for truth." Wait, we also loved "Filling in my tax returns, there wasn't enough room under 'Occupation' for 'Investigating the human condition'. Shame." Just ... go check out the tweets for yourself.