Tag: buzzfeed

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 »

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 »