Did You See That Press Release? Colbert Replaces Letterman, LA Most Tattooed City and Other News
With thousands of news releases published each week on PR Newswire for Journalists, no one can possibly keep up with every one of them. Here are some of our favorite releases that ran in the past week that you might have missed.
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CBS Announces Stephen Colbert as Next Host of “The Late Show”
The CBS Television Network announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer, and executive producer of the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of “The Late Show.” The change will take effect when Letterman retires from the broadcast. View the news release for more details.
Los Angeles is America’s “Most Inked Market”
“Wear your heart on your skin in this life,” wrote Sylvia Plath. Her words are commonly interpreted as a call to live honestly and openly, but they could also be — and often are — co-opted as a rallying cry for those who adorn their skin with tattoos and other forms of body art. A 2012 Harris Poll found that tattoos were making cultural inroads, edging away from the fringe and toward the mainstream, with the percentage of Americans saying they had at least one growing from 14 percent in 2008 to 21 percent in 2012. But where might one find the greatest concentration of human canvas among the 10 largest U.S. cities? Find out by viewing the news release.
World’s Top Destinations Named in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards
Thinking of getting away? TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for destinations. The awards honor nearly 500 destinations, including the winners for the top spots in the world and individual lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, China, Middle East, Russia, South America, the South Pacific, U.K. and U.S. Find out which destinations took the top prize and view the release.
Prom Bubble Bursts, Spending Falls 14 Percent
According to a new nationwide survey by Visa Inc., American households with teens are reining in prom spending this year. The American average household will spend $978 in 2014 on the annual high school rite of passage. That’s down more than 14 percent from the average $1,139 families spent on items, including attire, limousine rental, tickets, and dinner in 2013. To view more survey results, view the release and check out this neat infographic.
Fewer CEOs of Large U.S. Companies Lost Their Job in 2013
In 2013, the percentage of S&P 500 companies that fired their CEO was the lowest since 2010, according to the 2014 edition of CEO Succession Practices, a report released today by The Conference Board. The study reveals that only 23.8 percent of all CEO turnover events reported last year by companies in the index were due to dismissal, compared with the 24 percent recorded in 2010 and 25.5 percent in 2011. As a result, CEO tenure grew in 2013 to 9.7 years, reversing a decade-long declining trend. While improved overall financial performance is the most likely explanation, this finding also is indicative of the regained trust in business progressively shown by investors after the financial market crash of 2008. View the whole release.
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Larry Grady is an online content manager with PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.