Morning Update: Snapchat adds ‘purple rain’ filter to honour Prince; Video – JTW ex-CEO makes rape joke; Time’s 100 influential people

Purple_Rain_iphone_Mashable: Snapchat adds ‘Purple Rain’ geofilter to honour Prince

That didn’t take long. Soon after news broke that Prince died at the age of 57 on Thursday, Snapchat rolled out a “Purple Rain”-inspired geofilter to honor the legendary artist.

Snapchat users can now add a filter with an image of purple rain drops on top of photos taken within the popular social app. Unlike lenses that scan your face to add, say, dog ears or laser eyes to pictures, geofilters are added after a photo is taken by swiping left.

The move comes after the “Purple Rain” singer died at his private studio compound after battling the flu for several weeks. The official cause of death is not yet known.

Ad Week: Watch the Video of JWT’s Ex-CEO Making a Rape Joke at a Company Meeting

For the first time, the public can now see one of the incidents listed in a discrimination case against J. Walter Thompson’s former CEO, Gustavo Martinez.

Filed by the agency’s communications chief, Erin Johnson, the discrimination suit against Martinez had alleged that he made several inappropriate references to rape. One of Johnson’s examples, from a 2015 agency event in Miami, is now posted for public viewing.

In the clip, which you can watch below, Martinez jokes about being concerned in the hotel elevator that he would be “raped…and not in the nice way.”

Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 7.02.34 amVox: Prince’s death inspires passionate, heartfelt, beautifully weird Twitter tributes

When a titan like Prince dies, the grieving process is public, splashy, and raw. It ripples outward, first in spurts, then in waves. When someone means so much to so many — as Prince definitely did — their death carries extra weight. Sometimes all anyone can do is react.

Platforms like Twitter often compound grief, concentrating it into flash responses, shocked fragments of sentences, and an outpouring of personal reminisces on why and how a famous person touched lives in such an intimate way. Those responses could come from celebrities or politicians, from prominent writers and thinkers, people you went to high school with, or people you’ve never heard of. But they’re all united by one idea: mourning someone whose work helped us better understand ourselves.

For Prince — who died at 57 on April 21, 2016 — it meant millions of tweets about his legacy, his art, his activism, and what he meant to weirdos, misfits, and minorities. His influence was widespread, and it will only continue to grow, as more people discover the depth of his musical catalog and unique approach to living.

Ad Week: Dove Moves Away From Social Experiments in Its Latest Ad About Loving Your Hair But women still feel the strain of expectations

Women buck hair conventions in Dove’s latest campaign, from Havas Helia, which tells women they should wear their hair however they like—despite societal pressures to fit into narrow standards of what we believe to be beautiful hair.

Using the insight that eight out of 10 women feel pressured to wear their hair a certain way, Dove interviews a variety of women about their hair. With that in mind, it’s not surprising each of them share experiences where they’ve been chastised or made to feel uncomfortable about their choices.

“A friend once told me if I put color back on my hair, it would make me look better,” says Leecie, a woman with grey hair. Another woman, Aster, shares that she’s been criticized for straightening her hair, “as if straightening it means I don’t embrace who I am.”

TimeMashable: Time names Priyanka Chopra, Gina Rodriguez, Taraji P. Henson among 100 most influential people

“What’s the the thing that’s not in the world that should be in the world?” asks Lin-Manuel Miranda. It’s the same question the editors of Time ask themselves when curating their annual list of the world’s 100 Most Influential People, which reflects individuals’ growth and reach in art, science, politics and more.

“When I look at the list overall, I’m humbled by the idea that we still have so much to learn—about our species and our place in the universe, about who we are as individuals and as nations, about what we owe each other and what we owe ourselves,” said Time deputy managing editor Radhika Jones.

Poynter: NY Daily News editor: ‘I accept 100% of the blame’

 Jotham Sederstrom, the editor who was fired from the New York Daily News for removing attribution from columns written by senior justice writer Shaun King, publicly apologized this morning.

Sederstrom called the deletions an accident in a post on Medium, citing a frenetic newsroom pace, sloppy editing and technical glitch, the error:

In all honesty, the controversy  —  a fuck up on my part, to put it bluntly — — comes down to two unintentional, albeit inexcusable, instances of sloppy editing on my part and a formatting glitch that until Tuesday I had no idea was systematically stripping out large blocks of indented quotations each time I moved Shaun’s copy from an email to The News’ own Content Management System, or “CMS” as it’s called in media parlance.


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