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1 hr ago | WSJ Media and Advertising

With New Ad Measure, The Economist Emphasizes Quality Over Quantity

The Economist is rolling out new set of audience measurements for advertisers on its mobile applications and website, hoping to lure more digital ad dollars by highlighting how much time readers spend with its content. The publication will guarantee advertisers buying space on its apps and web site that readers will spend a certain amount of time with their ads.


Related Topix: The Economist Group, Advertising

5 hrs ago | This Is London

Gideon Spanier: News, TV, films - BuzzFeed's plan to be a 5bn company

Visitors to London's New Year's Eve fireworks celebrations are to be charged for the first time, Mayor Boris Johnson announced today. Campaigners on both sides of the Scottish independence debate will take to the streets this morning to drum up last minute support.


Related Topix: Journalism

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Snoop Dogg posts and deletes homophobic slur

Snoop Dogg allegedly posted a homophobic slur on Instagram and Twitter yesterday morning , but deleted the comment and image approximately 40 minutes later. The 'Sweat' hitmaker - real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus - reportedly shared a derogatory message alongside a photograph of two men lying in bed together - taken from another user's account - on his social media feeds yesterday morning , but deleted them approximately 40 minutes later.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Snoop Dogg, Rap, Twitter, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

Roll Call

HOH: Web Firm Shows Democrats Extra Love Behind the Scenes

There are those who suspect that politicians, and by extension, their corresponding messaging operations, will say one thing even if they secretly believe something else entirely. BuzzFeed's Jeremy Singer-Vine stumbled upon just how deep the site developer's devotion permeates while sniffing around the back end of Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign page.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner


Top 10 Web Series Videos: Buzzfeed Imagines Disney Dating Disasters

Fairy tale relationships may seem perfect - after all, they're made for the movies. But Buzzfeed believes dating one of Disney's leading men in real life would be far from picture perfect.


Related Topix: Best of 2007, Nintendo, Metroid, Team Ninja, Video Games


Nick Denton Says Gawker Media Is Booming, Moving - And Fighting the Good Fight

That was a long time ago! Now Nick Denton's blog empire boasts eight sites, with 280 employees, and Denton says they're generating 80 million uniques a month. Time for a fancy new office, he says, in a memo he just sent to his staff.


Related Topix: Gawker Media, Blog News, Travel, Budapest, Hungary Travel, Europe Travel, Hungary Travel

Mon Sep 15, 2014

USA Today

Safeguarding journalism's mission, and finances

It's a dilemma facing so many legacy news outlets. In an exceedingly crowded and competitive media landscape, and with so many platforms to do battle on, and with staffs far smaller than in the past, Rieder: Safeguarding journalism's mission, and finances It's a dilemma facing so many legacy news outlets.


Related Topix: Journalism


A Brilliantly Witty Book Mined From Twitter's Wannabe Novelists

The artist sees the book as a meditation on the act of creation---but also a document of what life's like at our specific moment in time. The artist sees the book as a meditation on the act of creation---but also a document of what life's like at our specific moment in time.


Related Topix: Twitter

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Refinery 29

Cosmo Changed The World-& This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo

Two years ago, when Joanna Coles took over at the helm of Cosmo , the wildly successful, globally dominant women's magazine that revolutionized the way we talk about sex, David Carr at The New York Times wondered if she could keep newsstand sales up and if she could find a way to develop a real web presence for the magazine . Oh, and New York magazine referred to the title as a "disciplined cash cow of factoid-y female empowerment."


Related Topix: New Times, Publishing, Media, Journalism


BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti: Native Advertising is Not Easy

BuzzFeed, has pioneered "native advertising" as it has long eschewed conventional display banners. While "native" is widely cited as an emerging monetization strategy for publishers, it's not easy to do, there is a "high bar" to reach success, says Jonah Peretti, CEO and founder of BuzzFeed, in this interview with Beet.TV For a history of BuzzFeed, starting with Peretti's birth on New Year's Day in 1974, don't miss this slide show from TechCrunch .


Related Topix: Native Advertising, Pop/Rock, RTL, Brightcove

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WSJ Media and Advertising

Online Quizzes Are Data Goldmines for Marketers

Online quizzes have taken the Internet by storm in recent months. Curious which Grease character you are? Zimbio has a quiz for that.


Related Topix: Zimbio, Advertising, Marketing


Members Kelley L. Carter and Darren Sands to Join BuzzFeed

The National Association of Black Journalists congratulates NABJ members Kelley L. Carter and Darren Sands on their new positions at BuzzFeed, the social news and entertainment company, which specializes in publishing: shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment stories and interesting and compelling video across digital platforms. Carter will join BuzzFeed as a senior editor for BuzzFeed Entertainment.


Related Topix: Journalism, IGN Entertainment, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television

Fri Sep 12, 2014


Dodo Platform Raises Nearly $5M, Adds Native Ad Sponsorships

The Dodo is not extinct. Far from it -- the animal-obsessed, social media-driven content platform just secured a $4.68 million Series A funding round led by Discovery, along with participation from existing investors, including SoftBank Capital, Greycroft Partners, RRE Ventures, Sterling Equities and Bruce Wilpon.


Related Topix: Native Advertising, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology


BuzzFeed Going Hollywood in a Big Way, Jonah Peretti explains

BuzzFeed is quickly growing its video audience to some 400 million monthly views says Jonah Peretti, founder and CEO in this interview with Beet.TV. It has build a substantial Hollywood production center with over 100 employees and will be expanding the scope of its video offering.


Related Topix: World News, Germany, Marketing

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Ain't It Cool News

Comic Michael Che Joins SNL Cast, Replaces Cecily Strong On Weekend Update

Michael Che, an SNL writer and stand-up comic, will co-host Weekend Update alongside Colin Jost when the series launches its 40th season on Sept. 27. NEW YORK - Sept.


Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Late Show With David Letterman

Poynter Online

Who will screw up 9/11 remembrances today?

11, 2001, extra and p.m. editions and from Sept. 12, 2001 9/11 is so freighted that the intentions of media outlets and brands often go awry.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Journalism, Scottsboro, AL

Old-Fashioned Print Media Team Up to Exploit Video Content Explosion

NEW YORK -- Extend your sympathies to traditional print media. While newspaper and magazine revenue has endured an increasingly steep decline for more than a decade, the online frontier has become crowded with "alternative" journalism.


Related Topix: TheStreetcom, Media, TheStreet, Computers, Explosion


If Lesbians Said The Things Straight People Say, Straight People Would Get Pretty Offended

A new BuzzFeed sketch , posted online Sept. 5, uses a humorous role reversal to make a legitimate point: The way straight people objectify lesbians in everyday conversations -- even under the guise of being complimentary -- is gross and absurd.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Blog News, Chely Wright, Country

Wed Sep 10, 2014


BuzzFeed Adds Hayes Brown, Defense One Adds Two

A few Revolving Door items for you this afternoon, involving BuzzFeed and The Atlantic' s national security site, Defense One. Details are below.


Mon Sep 08, 2014

Business Journal

Uplinks: Uber for Ubers, a BuzzFeed buzzkill and oh-so-much pasta

Tomorrow's festivities in Cupertino, Calif. will almost certainly include the unveiling of the long-rumored iWatch.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA


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