Tag: buzzfeed

by Dillon Baker

For all the technological progress that has been made in the past couple decades, it often seems like freelancing for media companies is stuck in the ’90s. When I wrote a story for BuzzFeed, which, admittedly, doesn’t work with freelancers very often, edits were done over Google Docs, contracts were passed between a number of […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Mobile messaging and social media 2015 (Maeve Duggan / Pew Research Center) 2. What NBCU’s investments in BuzzFeed, Vox could mean for advertising (Jeanine Poggi / AdAge) 3. How The Skimm’s passionate readership helped its newsletter grow to 1.5mil subscribers (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Huffington Post teams up with live-streaming service YouNow […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The covert world of people trying to edit Wikipedia—for pay (Joe Pinsker / The Atlantic) 2. A trail of evidence leading to AT&T’s partnership with the NSA (via ProPublica) 3. Comcast’s ‘Watchable’ streaming portal to give creators a bigger cut of ad revenue (Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal) 4. Six weeks into its […] 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.  SEPTEMBER 2015 DEADLINES Ochberg Fellowship The Ochberg Fellowship, now in its 17th year, is the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma’s flagship program […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NBCUniversal poised to make big investments in BuzzFeed and Vox Media (Kara Swisher & Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Public libraries will operate Tor exit nodes to make the service more secure (Jason Koebler / Motherboard) 3. Two out of two news organizations recommend user research (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) 4. How […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon is now bigger than Walmart (Matt Phillips & Shelly Banjo / Quartz) 2. YouTube gets mobile redesign, ‘diamond’ view buttons, courts creators (Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land) 3. One of the best things a news startup can do for its financial health: Hire a professional ad person (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) […] 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.  JULY 2015 DEADLINES Falling Walls Science Fellowship for Journalists Berlin The fellowship is aimed at journalists and bloggers with at least […] more »

by Dan Reimold

In the immediate aftermath of last month’s Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide, The Daily Evergreen editors at Washington State University placed a rainbow filter version of the paper’s logo as its Twitter profile pic. At least one conservative news outlet was dismayed by this decision. As The College Fix tweeted in response to the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Quick thoughts as Circa shuts down (via David Cohen) 2. Here’s why consumers love Netflix more than Amazon and Hulu (Jason Lynch / AdWeek) 3. Publishers prepare to ramp up news distribution on Facebook’s Instant Articles (Lukas I. Alpert & Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 4. Google has quietly launched a GitHub competitor […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The next political battleground: Your phone (Tanzina Vega / CNN Politics) 2. NYT calls for letting PATRIOT Act expire (Adam B. Lerner / Politico) 3. Legal risks to creative innovation and research at college (J. Nathan Matias / MIT Center for Civic Media) 4. Vox works with McClatchy to bring explainers to local readers […] more »