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This Week’s Headlines: Supreme Court Rules on Health Care, Ann Curry Leaves Today Show

The Twittersphere was abuzz yesterday with news of Ann Curry’s departure from the Today show and the Supreme Court’s health care ruling. Here’s a look at these and other stories from the past week:

  • ‘Today’ co-host Ann Curry bids farewell: As Ann Curry bid a tearful farewell to Today show viewers yesterday morning, discussion over the circumstances surrounding her departure made her name a Twitter trending topic. Curry is no longer a Today show co-host but will continue working for the network as as Today show anchor-at-large and NBC News national/international correspondent.
  • CNN, Fox News err in covering Supreme Court health care ruling: Following the announcement that the Supreme Court had upheld the Affordable Care Act, CNN and Fox incorrectly reported that the act had been struck down. Meanwhile, an AP editor instructed journalists to “stop taunting on social networks.”
  • New York Times kicks off “NYT Everywhere,” first stop: Flipboard: As part of its new “NYT Everywhere” initiative, the New York Times made its content available via social magazine Flipboard starting on Thursday. Subscribers can authenticate their subscription through Flipboard and receive access according to their subscription package. As with other NYT apps, non-subscribers will have access to the paper’s Top News section.
  • Writer and Filmmaker With a Genius for Humor: Beloved and prolific journalist/author/essayist Nora Ephron died on Tuesday night at the age of 71. Fans recounted her romantic comedies including When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and Julie & Julia as well as her books like I Feel Bad About My Neck, Ephron’s best-selling collection of essays.
  • China blocks Bloomberg website after report on wealth of next president’s extended family: Today, after Bloomberg published a report on the assets of family of the heir apparent to China’s presidency, the country’s government block access to the Bloomberg website.
About Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston is a Boston-based freelance writer whose work appears in Bankrate.com, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, MediaBistro.com, Parade Magazine, and SELF, among other places. She is the author of The Urban Muse Guide to Online Writing Markets and blogs at The Urban Muse.

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