Six things PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 5.11.2015

More questions on Clinton Foundation donors; ESPN, ABC look to create morning-show synergy; Carly Fiorina's 'Meet the Press' win.

1. The Clinton Foundation has acknowledged that full documentation of foreign governments’ donations to the group is not available on its website, despite earlier claims by the organization’s CEO. Opponents have attacked former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton early and often on the topic, due to some donor nations’ poor records on women’s rights.


2. ESPN is moving the Mike & Mike morning show from its Bristol, Connecticut, headquarters to New York City to create tie-ins with ABC’s Good Morning America. The networks believe the partnership, which will begin next February, could help them attract advertisers who want to reach viewers across the shows’ demographics. On Friday, ESPN said it will part ways with Bill Simmons, who was behind its Grantland and 30 for 30 products.

3. DTZ has agreed to buy real-estate giant Cushman & Wakefield from Italian investment firm Exor for $2 billion. The combined company would have revenue of more than $5 billion and 43,000-plus employees.

4. Carly Fiorina turned heads on Sunday on Meet the Press when she directed viewers to visit ChuckTodd.org, which redirected to her own website. The former HP CEO had been facing questions about a cybersquatter buying CarlyFiorina.org and filling it with critical content. Meanwhile, Politico explored whether Jeb Bush is hurting his own prospects by not formally declaring his candidacy.


5. New York magazine looks at YouTube’s 20,000-square-foot production studio in New York and its long-term business plans, including both original content and videos created by influencers.

6. Uber is telling investors that it plans to soon reach a valuation of $50 billion, which could make it the most valuable venture-based startup in history, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company faced a range of reputation crises last year. Meanwhile, four of the 50 self-driving cars operating in California have been in accidents since last fall, according to the Associated Press. 

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