Anthony Moor

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Confessions of a newspaper publishing exec: ‘We’ve screwed up by pursuing scale’

Building massive audiences with the help of social platforms like Facebook has become a standard publisher go-to move. But that scale doesn’t …

Vice’s Shane Smith: ‘Expect a bloodbath’ in media within the next year

Shane Smith’s prognosis for digital media is grim.<p>The Vice Media CEO held court last night with Hearst Magazine’s digital media president Troy Young …

Facebook’s Subtle Empire

IN one story people tell about the news media, we have moved from an era of consolidation and authority to an era of fragmentation and diversity. Once there were three major television networks, and everyone believed what Walter Cronkite handed down from Sinai. Then came cable TV and the talk radio …

Social Media

Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, …

Want to Know What Facebook Really Thinks of Journalists? Here's What Happened When It Hired Some.

Depending on whom you ask, Facebook is either the savior or destroyer of journalism in our time. An estimated 600 million people see a news story on …

Your Media Business Will Not Be Saved

Video will not save your media business. Nor will bots, newsletters, a “morning briefing” app, a “lean back” iPad experience, Slack integration, a …

A Daily Mail-owned Yahoo? It’s possible

The deadline for companies bidding on Yahoo has passed. A number of big players have bowed out, including Time Inc., AT&T and Comcast. While Verizon …

Facebook Has Seized the Media, and That's Bad News for Everyone But Facebook

When Facebook News Feed guru Will Cathcart took the stage at F8 to talk about news, the audience was packed. Some followed along on Twitter. Others …

Mashable Lays Off Editorial Staff as It Shifts Focus to Video

A week after finding a TV partner in its hastened push into video, Mashable is laying off several editorial staffers.<p>"We are certain this is the …

Advertising Industry

Marissa Mayer vs. “Kim Kardashian’s Ass”: What Sunk Yahoo’s Media Ambitions?

After a pricey talent spree, Yahoo News is reversing course—again.<p>Yahoo’s offices have become a grim place of late. In February, C.E.O <b>Marissa Mayer</b> announced that the company would shed 15 percent of its staff as it explores a sale of its core business. This human “streamlining” has been …

Advertising

How Can Marketers and Publishers Best Use Medium? Ev Williams Shares His Vision

As the co-founder of Twitter and founder and CEO of Medium, Ev Williams has had an all-access pass to the worlds of media and tech, and witnessed …

New York City

How The New York Times, Vox and other publishers adopt a product approach to news

Publishers are adopting a Silicon Valley mindset as they start to think of news in terms of “product.”<p>This understanding has emphasized the …

Product Management

Comment on What Happens to Journalists When No One Wants to Print Their Words Anymore? by Joseph Robert Kennedy

This isn’t limited to writing. Artists, musicians and most creative professions have been dismissed by technology and global slave labor…err…I mean …

Slavery

The Washington Post is embracing vertical video

The future of video at The Washington Post is short, mobile and increasingly vertical.<p>On Monday, the Post published a minute-long vertical video …

Advertising Industry

Oakland loses Tribune, with paper folded into new East Bay Times

No longer will a daily newspaper bear the name of Oakland or San Jose due to a mass consolidation by Bay Area News Group, which on Tuesday also announced plans to cut roughly 20 percent of the company’s newsroom staff.<p>Half a dozen Bay Area newspapers will be folded into two daily publications meant …

Journalism

As publishers lose control, are newspaper websites a dead parrot?

Adblocking and the power of platforms such as Facebook threaten to block the pipes that lead to readers<p>A truth is dawning on media owners (or in many cases it has dawned, but they don’t like to talk about it). Publishing is over. Obviously this isn’t true in its purest sense; publishing is actually …

Digital Advertising

Distributed news: How NowThis reached one billion monthly video views on social

The figure was achieved in January 2016, a year after NowThis shut down its website to focus on video distribution for nine social media and …

Social Media

It Happens Faster Than You Think

My father’s birthday was this past Valentine’s Day. He would have been 80.<p>My father was never going to be 80. When he was 67 — soon after hearing the …

The Digital Dirt

How TMZ gets the videos and photos that celebrities want to hide.<p>In the early-morning hours of February 15, 2014, Ray Rice and his fiancée, Janay Palmer, stepped into an elevator at the Revel hotel and casino, in Atlantic City. Palmer and Rice, a running back for the Baltimore Ravens, were arguing …

Journalism

Inside Great Big Story, CNN’s attempt to out-BuzzFeed BuzzFeed

When you walk into Great Big Story’s offices near New York City’s Union Square, the first thing you notice is the wall with seven flat-screen …

Al Jazeera America Shuts Down, Cites 'Unsustainable' Business Model

Al Jazeera is shutting down its American cable news channel after launching two and a half years ago.<p>The channel will close by April 30, an Al …

Consumers Can't Tell Native Ads From Editorial Content

Consumers have difficulty distinguishing between native advertising and editorial content, according to a new study by researchers at Grady College …

Hughes Puts 'New Republic' Up For Sale

After four troubled years, Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes is throwing in the towel and putting <i>The New Republic</i> up for sale. He admits he …