Tag: buzzfeed

by Jefferson Yen

What do BuzzFeed, Upworthy and Refinery29 have in common? Well, for one, they’ve raised millions in venture capital money, and they’re all getting deeper into the digital news business. Refinery29 is looking for a news director as they’ll soon be joining in the scrum to cover breaking news. Upworthy made its own news when they […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Americans’ privacy strategies post-Snowden (Lee Rainie & Mary Madden / Pew Research) 2. BuzzFeed’s new strategy: Fishing for eyeballs in other people’s streams (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Apple plans web TV service in fall (Keach Hagey, Shalini Ramachandran & Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal) 4. YouTube to replace annotations with smarter, mobile-optimized […] more »

by Jess Duda

My first draft of this article was as gushing as the rest of the reaction to Jonathan Perelman’s talk  “Creating Video Content for How It’s Consumed” at Social Media Week 2015 in New York. He is vice president of Buzzfeed Motion Pictures, a leader in online video. “The absolute best session of the day for me was from […] more »

by Jess Duda

NEW YORK — “We don’t wake up thinking we’ll set the agenda,” said David Reiter, vice president of newsgathering at ABC News. What does set the agenda? These days it’s social media. Rieter offered the caveat that social platforms are one of many story leads for ABC News. It is “an input, not the decision-making […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Here’s how 6 news orgs are thinking about Snapchat (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. Twitter Oscar numbers drop, but TV ratings sink much lower (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Buzzfeed unveils its next step for growth in San Francisco (Ruth Reader / Venture Beat) 4. Is Twitter going to beat Linkedin at becoming […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NYT Magazine kicks off redesign with new ethics podcast (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. How Google determined our right to be forgotten (Julia Powles & Enrique Chaparro / Guardian) 3. Debating the rules and ethics of digital photojournalism (via New York Times) 4. How Mic turned Tumblr into a big traffic driver (John McDermott […] more »

by Austin Smith

The following piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. 2014 was a crazy year for news technology. A new wave of publishers running custom software gained traction, while established news organizations continued to embrace open-source technologies. The overall awareness of the humble content management system (CMS) grew substantially and became […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Digital version of English-language Charlie Hebdo to be available via app (Keith J. Kelly / New York Post) 2. 9 popular sites become core of new Adweek blog network (David Griner / AdWeek) 3. BuzzFeed News hires Heidi Blake as UK Investigations Editor (via BuzzFeed) 4. Dailymotion launches live-streaming gaming platform to compete with […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we find out why investors are bullish on online media startups, and we find out how the Philadelphia-based startup Billy Penn is producing local news coverage aimed at younger readers. PART 1: Why investors love media startups Digital media startups like Vice, BuzzFeed and Vox Media have grown quickly thanks to hundreds of […] more »

by Sonia Paul

At MediaShift, our sweet spot is covering the space where technology and media intersect. And what a dynamic space that is — always changing, always shifting. 2014 was no different. As we see it, here are the biggest stories and trends that shaped the media and technology industry in 2014, and will likely reverberate into […] more »