Tag: vox media

by Julie Keck

1. Using private email, Hillary Clinton thwarted record requests (Michael S. Schmidt & Amy Chozick / New York Times) 2. Edward Snowden ready to return to U.S., lawyer says (Nick Gass / Politico) 3. Tragic news video is showing up more in Facebook’s News Feed (Todd Wasserman / Mashable) 4. App for journalists: TwitShot, for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. “She is the voice of the Snapchat generation.” Om Malik talks to Jenna Wortham (via Pi.co) 2. Contributoria introduces open commissioning; partners with human rights and free speech orgs for the launch (via Contributoria) 3. Vox Media snags The Mary Sue founder Susana Polo (Richard Horgan / Fishbowl NY) 4. You can now embed […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. BBC launches Taster to incubate content, technology ideas (Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter) 2. The war on leaks has gone way too far when journalists’ emails are under surveillance (Trevor Timm / Guardian) 3. Sling TV, Dish’s $20 web TV service, rolls out today. Here’s what it’s like (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn how Vox Media combines content, technology and advertising to reach a mass audience via its seven digital brands, including The Verge, SB Nation and Vox.com. PART 1: Quality product As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Bankoff explains, a big component of Vox Media’s operation involves blending proprietary technology, a collaborative culture and an emphasis on […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Vox.com launched this week, the much talked-about explanatory news site headed up by former Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein. There’s been a lot of anticipation around Vox.com’s launch, and to many it seems like Vox is lodestar for a new kind of journalism that’s largely influenced by a singular editorial vision. We’ve seen other journalists […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter launches photo-centric profile redesign (Harrison Weber / VentureBeat) 2. Vox Media ventures into general news and news analysis (Paul Farhi / Washington Post) 3. Collaborative-writing platform Wattpad gets $46M in financing for global expansion (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. 26 awkward questions to ask news organizations about the move to digital (Raju Narisetti […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How CNN is prepping for the majority-mobile audience coming in 2014 (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 2. Inside’s news is longer than Twitter, shorter than Business Insider (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. NPR eyes more personalized digital platform (Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck) 4. News websites proliferate, stretching thin ad dollars (William Launder / Wall […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Ezra Klein is joining Vox Media as web journalism asserts itself (David Carr / New York Times) 2. What the longform backlash is about (Ben Smith / Medium) 3. Hoaxsters bought us 75,000 fake followers in a new kind of Twitter attack (Fernando Alfonso III / The Daily Dot) 4. Google beat Facebook for […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

This week’s episode focuses on the role of live coverage in the media ecosystem. When does it work? When does it not? How do you balance speed and accuracy? How does it pull in readers? We’ll talk to some of the leading minds in breaking news journalism and how their live coverage has meant big […] more »