Tag: buzzfeed

by Julie Keck

1. BuzzFeed deleted posts under pressure from its own business department (J. K. Trotter / Gawker) 2. Fusion to turn its Snapchat channel into a network with five new shows (Tim Peterson / Advertising Age) 3. Academic research: ‘Huge growth’ in fact checking by the media (James Warren / Poynter) 4. Vice, CNN, NBC and […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

After it was revealed Buzzfeed had deleted a post criticizing one of Dove’s ad campaigns there was speculation they had bowed to pressure from Unilever. All publications that make money from ad revenue have to face this question. What makes BuzzFeed different is how closely their own editorial resembles sponsored content. Take for instance, this […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix doesn’t want to kill HBO: It wants to kill TV (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Rooster Teeth plays the video game (Stuart Dredge / Guardian) 3. Changes coming to the Times’ mobile portfolio (via New York Times) 4. The evolution of money: Every device will become a vehicle for commerce (Dan Rowinski / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The eternal return of BuzzFeed (Adrienne LaFrance & Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic) 2. 100B messages and 500M users say push still works — for messages that matter (John Koetsier / VentureBeat) 3. Capital to become POLITICO New York as parent company sets expansion plans (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) 4. Inside Disney’s […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list.  APRIL 2015 DEADLINES Jacque I. Minnotte Health Reporting Fellowship This fellowship recognizes excellence in health or medical television and radio reporting. In […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron on journalism’s transition from print to digital (via Washington Post) 2. BuzzFeed blows up its own editorial guide, deletes post about advertiser (Elliot Hannon / Slate) 3. YouTube to video makers: Join our subscription service or go somewhere else (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Five grant-making lessons from […] more »

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 »