Tag: vox media

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. Internet whisperer Mary Meeker on the trends driving our virtual existence (Dan Terdiman / Fast Company) 2. BuzzFeed founder launches new lab for open-source invention (Jessi Hempel / Wired) 3. Re/code’s sale and life after advertising (Katie Benner / Bloomberg View) 4. Oxygen launches content hub, weekly Periscope stream (Karen Fratti / Lost Remote) […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The NewFronts are the digital publishing world’s answer to the Upfronts. If you aren’t familiar with the Newfronts, they are an opportunity for publishers to pitch advertisers on the value of their audience and tech platform. In the past, they were treated as somewhat of a sideshow, but this year they threatened to outshine the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What the failed Time Warner merger means for us all (S. E. Smith / Salon) 2. House reaches bipartisan deal to end NSA domestic phone spying (Ken Dilanian / Talking Points Memo) 3. Pulitzer-winning paper used online tool from Northwestern’s Knight Lab (John Carpenter / Chicago Tribune) 4. Networks use drones to cover Nepal […] more »

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 »