With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy:
Condé Nast Traveler on Oct. 9 unveiled the winners of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, airports, and cruise lines in the world. The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. This year, the magazine received a recording-breaking number of responses from nearly a half million readers who rated their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.
Stanford, MIT and Harvard Top the Fourth Annual Reuters Top 100 Ranking of the Most Innovative Universities
Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University top the fourth annual Reuters Top 100 ranking of the world’s most innovative universities, a list that identifies and ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies, and power new markets and industries. The Reuters Top 100 is compiled in partnership with Clarivate Analytics and is based on proprietary data and analysis of numerous indicators, including patent filings and research paper citations.
Walt Disney Co. Announces New Organizational Structure for Its Media Networks Business, Conditional Upon Closing of 21st Century Fox Acquisition
As part of the integration planning for its pending acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., Walt Disney Co. on Oct. 8 announced plans for a new organizational structure for its Media Networks segment, conditional upon closing of the 21st Century Fox transaction. Under the new structure, several 21st Century Fox executives would assume leadership roles at the Disney business segment once the acquisition closes, as 21st Century Fox’s businesses are incorporated into Disney.
The U.S. Is on Track to Add More Than 8 Million Jobs Over the Next Five Years, but Opportunities for Middle Wage Workers Will Continue to Lag
A new study from CareerBuilder points to a continued hollowing effect in the labor market where high-wage and low-wage job growth is eclipsing middle-wage job growth by a significant margin. Based on extensive analysis of historical and current labor market trends, the U.S. is expected to add 8,310,003 jobs (5.08 percent growth) from 2018 to 2023 — only one-fourth of these jobs will fall within the middle-wage category. Factored into the total job growth is an expected loss of 369,879 jobs over the same time period, with middle wage occupations experiencing the majority of the decline.
Live Nation Announces a Series of Conversations With President Bill Clinton and Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will take part in a series of conversations across 13 cities in North America, kicking off on Nov. 18 in Las Vegas and visiting additional cities starting in April 2019. The events, produced by Live Nation, are titled “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton” and will feature joint on-stage conversations with the two leaders sharing stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service, while also discussing issues of the day and looking toward the future.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.