Mathew Ingram

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WSJ Reorganization Continues as Editors Reapply for Positions

The Wall Street Journal has been slowing moving forward with its restructuring.<p>The Wall Street Journal is still reorganizing its newsroom and editors …

Journalism

Almost seven-in-ten Americans have news fatigue, more among Republicans

If you feel like there is too much news and you can’t keep up, you are not alone. A sizable portion of Americans are feeling overwhelmed by the …

News Industry

Morgan Freeman's Lawyer Demands CNN Retract Sexual Harassment Story

The actor had issued two statements in response to the report. On Tuesday, CNN stood by its reporting.<p>Morgan Freeman's lawyer has asked CNN to …

Morgan Freeman

‘No one thinks this is a good idea’: Some frustrated publishers are sitting out Google’s GDPR meetings

Google is set to have meetings today with media trade associations and various publishing company representatives to address their concerns about …

Advertising Industry

Vox’s new Netflix series is really good, but it doesn’t get us any closer to figuring out what news on streaming platforms looks like

Vox’s new series for Netflix debuted this morning, with the simple and deeply on-brand title Explained. (At least they didn’t get comma-happy and go with “, Explained.”) I watched the first episode and bits of the next two, and they’re good!<p>The format will be familiar to anyone who’s watched Vox’s …

Televisions

A U.S. Journalist Took Thousands of ISIS Files Out of Iraq, Reigniting a Bitter Dispute Over the Theft of Iraqi History

Over the last four years, journalists, analysts, and local activists from Iraq and Syria have written about ISIS documents, including some that were …

So Who Is Barstool's PFT Commenter? 

Every so often, some publication or other—often a fancy one—will run a fawning profile of PFT Commenter, the sports satirist who works for Barstool …

Politico Moves Into Asia, Joining With Jack Ma’s South China Morning Post

The venture will start as a content-sharing partnership between the news sites<p>Three years after expanding into Europe, Politico is now setting its sights on Asia.<p>The digital media outlet, known for its blanket coverage of all things politics, is launching a partnership on Tuesday with the South …

China

The Fourth Estate shows how far <i>The New York Times</i> has come

<b>Imagine the first year</b> of the Trump administration without Maggie Haberman embedded in the West Wing. Without Michael Schmidt breaking open the James …

Journalism

In-house newsletter keeps Schibsted employees informed, creates new revenue stream

Recent history is filled with examples of large corporations being challenged by smaller players. To stay ahead, large companies need to be as …

Employment

Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine has folded

Interview magazine, the culture and arts publication founded by Andy Warhol in 1969, has folded, The Post has learned.<p>The glossy periodical owned by …

Andy Warhol

With Facebook Live views falling, BuzzFeed looks to Twitch

Since the start of the year, BuzzFeed noticed significant decreases in Facebook Live video views on its News channel, pushing the team to find other …

Internet

If an Asian American author doesn’t have a Wikipedia page, do they exist?

Kundiman and the Asian American Writers Workshop are trying to chip away at the website’s blind spots, one page at a time.<p>Wikipedia, the free, …

Equality

The News: The BuzzFeed News Podcast You Didn’t Know You Needed

Don’t get lost in the chaos. Join BuzzFeed News reporters and editors every Saturday for news that’s smart, not stuffy.<p>We get it.<p>With the news alerts constantly blowing up our phones, the latest Trump tweets, and the hoaxes that seem to spread faster than wildfire, it’s getting harder and harder to …

Facebook asks European users which news sources they trust

LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook is asking users in Europe which news sources they trust to help it gauge whether to extend a change to its News Feed that it made in the United States earlier this year, designed to filter out misinformation.<p>In January, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the …

Medium abruptly cancels the membership programs of its 21 remaining subscription publisher partners

Medium has informed publishers using its platform to offer paid memberships that it’s ending that feature. An email at the end of last month from Medium’s head of partnerships Basil Enan told publishers that the company was planning to discontinue memberships in May.<p>“We were among the first to sell …

Apple Plans to Sell Video Subscriptions Through TV App

Apple Inc.’s plan to reinvent cable TV is starting to look a lot like the strategy of its rival Amazon.com Inc.<p>For the first time, Apple plans to …

And for His Next Act, Ev Williams Will Fix the Internet

For years, Ev Williams was saddled with doubts.<p>As a co-founder of Blogger and Twitter and, more recently, as the chief executive of the digital publishing platform Medium, Mr. Williams transformed the way millions of people publish and consume information online.<p>But as his empire grew, he started …

Social Media

Matt Drudge: ‘I Fear’ Trump’s Attacks on Media Will Result in ‘Licensing of All Reporters’

Conservative firebrand <b>Matt Drudge</b> says he fears that President <b>Donald Trump</b>‘s frequent attacks on the media will result in all reporters having to be …

FX and New York Times partner for new series 'The Weekly'

FX and Hulu will air a weekly television series by The New York Times.<p>The show's name, "The Weekly," links it to the Times' popular podcast "The Daily." With this new move into TV, The Times is hoping to replicate its success in audio.<p>The distribution deals were announced on Wednesday.<p>FX and the …

Naspers Scores! South African Company Notches Flipkart Win

Africa’s largest company just chalked up another major investment coup.<p>Naspers Ltd. netted a cool $1.6 billion profit from the sale of its 11 percent …

Qatar eyes stake in Newsmax

The Persian Gulf state, owner of Al Jazeera, has sought to invest in the conservative news outlet with ties to Trump.<p>The Qatari government has sought to acquire a major stake in Newsmax, the conservative media company run by President Donald Trump’s friend Chris Ruddy, according to two people with …

With “straightforward and unsexy” email, The Christian Science Monitor has hit 10,000 paid digital subscribers in a year

One year ago, The Christian Science Monitor launched a new paid daily email newsletter called Monitor Daily. As I described it at the time, it’s<p>a daily news digest of five pieces of content (stories, videos, graphics), plus one editorial and “one clearly labeled religious article offering spiritual …

Customer Service

PopSugar Lays Off 19 Staffers Amid Cost-Cutting Moves (Exclusive)

The company says that cutting 5 percent of its staff is part of an effort to be profitable.<p>Digital entertainment publisher <i>PopSugar</i> laid off 19 …

Apple hiring activity shows a clear mission to get deeper into editorial publishing

There's a certain air of mystery as to what Apple ($NASDAQ:AAPL) is up to when it comes to content. In March, Apple acquired digital magazine service …

Univision Is A Fucking Mess

This is the story of how corporate raiding, complacency, excess, and incompetence are gutting a media company that matters to tens of millions of …

Journalism

Newsonomics: “Everything I believe about the news business is being violated” at The Denver Post

It might only <i>seem</i> that the walls are tumbling in at The Denver Post. Or it might be reality.<p>In a stunningly quick series of events, the Post has continued to shed staff — not by firing or layoff, but by what might best be described as resigned resignation. At the same time, I’ve learned, a fresh …

Op-Ed: I Stood Up for 'The Denver Post' and Was Forced to Resign

One month ago, <i>The Denver Post</i> editorial board made news with a package of columns clustered around a tell-it-from-the-mountain screed decrying the …

Journalism

Google is revamping Google News with more video and higher speed

Google is revamping Google News with a new design that will incorporate elements of the Newsstand app and YouTube, according to people familiar with …

The Bloomberg Paywall Does Not Make Sense

Save your $420 for some outlet that needs it.<p>In recent years, hundreds of publications have started putting up some version of an online paywall. …