Tag: buzzfeed

by Nicholas White

A few months ago, noted investor Marc Andreessen proclaimed his bullish-ness about the state of the news industry, predicting it would grow 100 times. It was a nervy claim to make, in a time when snackable content is all the rage and virality is the most coveted status in media. So no one was surprised [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why I’m leaving Slate for Bloomberg Politics (David Weigel / Slate) 2. Goodbye, Google Enterprise; hello, Google for Work (Barb Darrow / GigaOm) 3. The case for intelligent failure to invent the future (Vinod Khosla / TechCrunch) 4. Craig Silverman will join Columbia University’s Tow Center (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 5. Opinion: Facebook’s Report [...] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we visit BuzzFeed to find out how the staff creates Internet-friendly content that ricochets across social media. Launched in 2006 as an experiment in making things go viral, BuzzFeed has since ballooned into a media empire that will continue expanding thanks to another $50 million in outside investment. The site attracts millions of visitors every month [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Peretti: Deleted BuzzFeed posts were created before company chose to become journalistic (Will Oremus / Slate) 2. How social media freed reporters Wesley Lowery and Ryan Reilly from Ferguson police (Brian Fung / The Washington Post) 3. Racist content forces Thought Catalog to put barriers between contributors and Twitter (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. As data overflows online, researchers grapple with ethics (Vindu Goel / New York Times) 2. Gawker blocks all images to protect staff from abuse. Now what about everyone else? (Paul Carr / PandoDaily) 3. Is Twitter the worst place or the best after someone famous dies? (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. Over 4,000 BuzzFeed [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. #IfTheyGunnedMeDown and what hashtag activism does right (James Poniewozik / TIME) 2. Media and entertainment CFOs shift their primary focus from cost-cutting to growth (Ernst & Young) 3. Don’t compare BuzzFeed’s valuation to newspapers’; compare it to agencies, reaching young mobile, social audiences (Felix Salmon / Medium) 4. “I liked everything I saw on [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Do documentary filmmakers need data about their audiences? (Lene Sillesen / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Why BuzzFeed is launching its own Hollywood studio (Todd Spangler / Variety) 3. How NYT is learning lessons about digital storytelling and audience engagement (Julie Posetti / WAN-IFRA) 4. Did a spy agency screw The Intercept? (David Uberti / [...] more »

by Fannie Cohen

We’re back! After our summer hiatus, the Mediatwits podcast is back in action, this week discussing how far plagiarism charges can go. Does it constitute stealing when someone rewrites a line from Wikipedia? In the case of Benny Johnson at BuzzFeed, an online outcry led to his firing when 41 instances of plagiarism were revealed. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. A.C.L.U. and Human Rights Watch say surveillance programs hurt news coverage (Sydney Ember / New York Times) 2. NPR One delivers a curated public radio stream for the smartphone era (Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch) 3. First Look Media changes course on “digital magazines” (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. HBO pushes web expansion as [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix says ‘no rules’ would be better than FCC’s net neutrality proposal (Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge) 2. What do consumers hate more than TV ads? Online video commercials (Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal) 3. Nielsen partners up with Facebook to track television-viewing habits (Melissa Hellmann / TIME) 4. More details and a [...] more »