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The Blagger's Blog – Boris is back, She-mojis celebrate women, Instagram artist in residence

A weekly roundup of media news, sans effort


Quote of the week

“German TV news presenters can’t help laughing as they announce #BorisJohnson as Britain’s new Foreign Minister.”

Journalist and international development specialist Laura Schneider, via Twitter.

Weekly high


She-moji is a new 400 character Emoji keyboard that celebrates women of all backgrounds, professionals, ethnicities, religions and demographics. This means you’ll no longer be restricted to male emojis for police officers and doctors, amongst other things.

Weekly low

The number10 on the door of the Prime Minister's official residence in Downing Street, London. 10 Downing Street vies with the White House as being the most important political building anywhere in the world in the modern era.

Theresa May’s spell in Number 10 has got off to a #PRFail of a start. The new Prime Minister has already dissolved the climate change department, incorporating it into a new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, raising serious concerns over the U.K.’s environmental efforts going forward. Meanwhile, Boris ‘Has Offended Half The World Already’ Johnson is now Foreign Minister, AKA the country’s most senior diplomat.

Stories to keep an eye on

Instagram now has an artist in residence, George Lange

The BBC News channel and World News service are facing 10% cuts following the decision not to merge platforms.

The 68th Emmy Award nominations have just been released, celebrating the best of the entertainment world.

Just in case you missed us

Our latest newsletter went out last week, with stories on brands running communities well, and badly, Facebook Live’s most prolific facestips for working with bloggers, and the economy of events.

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