Tag: buzzfeed

by Sachin Kamdar

The following is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Almost three years ago I wrote an article about “Why Publishers Are About to Go Data Crazy.” This prediction came true, but the degree that publishers have gone “data crazy” wildly beat my expectations. Publishers now have the ability to capitalize on […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Belt Publishing led to an online magazine covering the industrial Midwest (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. Google and Facebook have ‘social responsibilities’, says Ofcom chief (John Plunkett / Guardian) 3. EFF wants to legalize bringing ‘abandoned’ games back online (Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge) 4. New app ‘Hash’ attempts to better organize […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Before the “teaching model” of journalism education: 5 questions to ask (Katherine Reed / Nieman Lab) 2. ‘Out of touch’ parents blocking development of children’s digital skills (Roland Moore-Colyer / V3) 3. In era of shrinking mainstream media, journalism schools are filling the void (Aalia Shaheed / Fox News Latino) 4. BuzzFeed, Columbia create […] more »

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 »