By: Kyle Haas
Happy Friday! With our heads buried in the media 24/7, we’ve decided to start rounding up our top picks for headlines. Check out the biggest stories of the week:
- Chicago Sun-Times – “Tribune Co. files for newspaper publishing spinoff” : Tribune Co. forged ahead with plans to spin off its newspaper publishing into a separate businessMonday by filing preliminary paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
- New York Times – “Mandela’s Death Stirs Sense of Loss Around the World” : The article reflects on the loss of Nelson Mandela.
- NBC News – “Frozen nation: Cold, ice and snow grip US, threatening roads and power”: A deep freeze gripped almost the entire United States on Friday — pushing temperatures to 20 below in Wyoming, emptying stores in Texas of firewood and threatening to knock out power across an ice-glazed swath of the South and Midwest.
- USA Today – “Year after Newtown, many states have made changes in gun laws” : In the stunned aftermath of the Dec. 14 shooting, President Obama signed 23 executive orders designed to limit gun violence. In Congress, multiple gun control measures fizzled out in the Senate without even making it to the House.
- Washington Post – “NSA uses Google cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking” : The National Security Agency is secretly piggybacking on the tools that enable Internet advertisers to track consumers, using “cookies” and location data to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance.
- Crain’s Chicago – “TCF to close 37 bank branches in Chicago Jewel-Osco stores” : TCF National Bank is closing 37 bank branches in Chicago area Jewel-Osco grocery stores in one of the biggest local branch consolidations in recent years.
- PR News – “On the Selfie’s Emerging Role in PR (Just Ask Obama)” : President Obama took a “selfie” with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron during a memorial service for Nelson Mandela. It’s been producing plenty of headlines, as people debate whether or not it was appropriate.
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