Welcome to the weekly roundup of notable coverage of, and announcements from, the world of Vox Media.
The Verge launched Ctrl-Walt-Delete, a new weekly podcast with Walt Mossberg, executive editor at The Verge and editor at large of Re/code. Ctrl-Walt-Delete is "a new kind of platform for Walt — one where he can bring his incredible depth and range of experiences to the conversation around tech, and tell stories very few people have ever heard before." Ad Week raves, "Mossberg is such a king."
The Verge's editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and executive editor Walt Mossberg previewed the iPhone 6S and 6S+. The early reviews were picked up by Forbes, Business Insider, Barron's, and New York Magazine, among other publications, and Mossberg discussed the release on CNBC's Squawk Alley.
Re/code's senior editor Peter Kafka reported that German publishing giant Axel Springer was closing in on buying Business Insider, breaking news that was covered by USA Today, the New York Post, and Quartz.
Kafka also reported on Facebook ramping up its Instant Articles and on The Washington Post's plans for the new project, which Fast Company, Fortune, and Gizmodo cited. The Post will "start running every single one of its stories on Facebook via Instant Articles," he wrote.
Natalie Alcala, editor of Racked L.A., joined Good Day L.A. for a look at the best Emmy fashions on Instagram's littlest stars.
SB Nation's Kevin Lockland was interviewed by CNBC about the modern sports fan. "We've positioned ourselves as a sort of sports appreciation machine," Lockland said. "Our goal is to try and enhance a fans' experience."