Tag: buzzfeed

by Julie Keck

1. Is AOL finally making money from content? Maybe. (Peter Kafka / AllThingsD) 2. By 4 to 1, early adopters pick wearable watches over glasses (Eric Newcomer / JessicaLessin.com) 3. The NYT paywall don’t get no respect (Ryan Chittum / CJR) 4. How geolocation is being used to promote magazine apps (Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk) [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

A few years ago, many legacy news organizations were cutting investigative staffs to the bone, trying to cut costs as revenues were dropping. And everyone knows that investigative journalism costs a lot of money and isn’t always the most “monetizable” content. But things have truly shifted recently, with online-native newsrooms such as Huffington Post and [...] more »

by Claire Groden

BuzzFeed is looking to expand beyond its reputation for cat pictures and rapid-fire, socially viral lists. This Monday, the site announced the creation of its own investigative reporting unit under the supervision of Mark Schoofs. Schoofs is most recently a senior editor at ProPublica, a renowned non-profit investigative journalism organization. And BuzzFeed isn’t the only [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix now has more paying customers than HBO in the U.S. (Zachary Seward / Quartz) 2. BuzzFeed hires Pulitzer winner to head investigative unit (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 3. Google unveils tools to access web from repressive countries (Sam Gustin / TIME) 4. Wikipedia editors, locked in battle with PR firm, delete [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Report: Stories about politics inspire best/worst comments (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 2. Twitter now lets you receive direct messages from any follower (Tom Warren / The Verge) 3. YouTube Partner: We are “not happy” with money from subscription channels (Lucas Shaw / The Wrap) 4. Who’s behind the sponsored content at BuzzFeed, Gawker, Hearst [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why journalists can still trust anonymous search tool Tor (Lauren Kirchner / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Paid apps aren’t dead – but they’re on life support (Christina Warren / Mashable) 3. Charting diversity among tech directors (Nitasha Tiku / Gawker) 4. BuzzFeed president: “We feel strongly that traditional media has given up on young [...] more »

by Dena Levitz

As media companies of all shapes and sizes experiment with so-called “native advertising,” the push to establish guidelines and best practices — or even how to define it — is hitting fever pitch. The Federal Trade Commission recently stepped into the debate when it announced a December hearing around the phenomenon. The Interactive Advertising Bureau, [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Study: BuzzFeed dominates on Facebook, BBC tops Twitter (Sara Morrison / The Wrap) 2. Google’s chief economist understands media better than some industry execs do (Mathew Ingram / paidContent) 3. Intel looking for help from Amazon or Samsung to keep its web TV project alive (Peter Kafka / AllThingsD) 4. Medium experiments with the [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Horse-ebooks is human after all (Susan Orlean / New Yorker) 2. Amazon overhauls its Kindle lineup, introduces new faster tablets (Om Malik / GigaOm) 3. Why doesn’t Popular Science fix comments instead of killing them? (Mathew Ingram / paidContent) 4. No new TV viewers or newspapers subscribers are being born, says BuzzFeed president (Andrew [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Yahoo CEO Mayer: We faced jail time if we revealed NSA surveillance secrets (Guardian) 2. Tina Brown to leave The Daily Beast and publishing (New York Times) 3. NAA will stop releasing quarterly ad revenue figures, which have consistently declined (Poynter) 4. Vietnam’s Internet censorship bill goes into effect (Electronic Frontier Foundation) 5. BuzzFeed [...] more »