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Lauren Williams is the new editor-in-chief of Vox

Allison Rockey is our new executive editor. And we’ve got big plans.<p><i>There are big changes afoot at Vox! We’re headed to television. We’re launching a daily podcast. We have a new editor-in-chief, and a new executive editor and director of editorial strategy. And my role is changing, too! Here’s the</i> …

So You Want to Be a Business Designer?

You may know IDEO’s role in shaping the process known as design thinking and how that informed the first Apple mouse, the shopping cart, and the …

5 New Design Careers for the 21st Century

Fancy a career in design? When I made that choice 30 years ago, the options were limited. You either got an engineering degree and then went to …

3 Things Every Minister Should Know About Housing Allowance

The minister’s housing allowance is perhaps the best tax benefit among pastors; however, it is also one of the most misunderstood!<p>This blog is …

IRS Taxes Pastor for Salary He Never Received

This time of year we get an abundance of phone calls from pastors who have still not filed taxes or from those who feel they have prepared them …

How BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti Is Building A 100-Year Media Company

Once the “bored at work” network, BuzzFeed is now a globally distributed digital media powerhouse read by 79 million people every month.<p>Ask BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti about his influences, and his answer sounds like, well, a BuzzFeed post—one titled “The Three Historical References That Explain …

What Uber And Mike Bloomberg Have In Common

I wake up at 5 a.m.. In the first two hours of my day, here is what I do. I update all of my clients with a morning email about what we hope to accomplish in the upcoming day. I hit the gym and drink a smoothie. Then I get my kids ready for school, read four newspapers, practice gratitude, …

News Corp Brings a Tablet Publishing Model to the Web

Since the arrival of the consumer Internet, it’s become axiomatic in the media industry that a news site should be updated whenever there is news—in …

Is Blendle The New Netflix For Journalism?

March 23 marked an exciting day for journalists: a new media platform that aspires to be the Netflix or Spotify for journalism launched in beta in the US.<p>Blendle, which first launched in the Netherlands in spring 2014 and last year in Germany, now has over 650,000 registered users—about half of …

Newspapers gobble up one another to survive digital apocalypse

Newspapers have settled on a strategy to stop withering away: feast on one another for survival.<p>For the owners of big-city dailies like the Chicago Tribune and Denver Post, buying smaller publications and slashing costs has become a way to buy time while figuring out how to make more money online. …

Clickbait is devouring journalism but there are ways out

<i>Collecting eyeballs is a diversion of publisher resources. As the ad model loses steam, focusing on page views generates less and less value and leads to commoditized, lowest-common-denominator news content. It’s time to look for alternate models.</i><p>Whether you read tech or media news through a RSS …

Patreon Acquires Subbable, Aligning the YouTube Stars

Patreon, a San Francisco-based crowdfunding platform for artists, on Monday announced it has acquired Subbable, a video subscription service founded by YouTube star Hank Green and his brother John Green, the best-selling author of “The Fault in Our Stars.”<p>The move consolidates two funding platforms …

Careers

We are looking for talented individuals to join our team!<p>If you are interested in working closely with Fortune 500 brands, alongside a team of …

NBCUniversal Targets Millennials With $250 Million Investment In BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed News could soon receive a $250 million investment from NBCUniversal, moving the site to a $1.5 billion valuation.<p>NBCUniversal has its eyes …

Media Industry

Media Tech And Venture Capital

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Brookner is a Media and Entertainment VC at Station 12. He works with companies at the series a and growth stages across the UK and Europe.</i><p>“You can’t get venture capital if you’re hiring people who make content.” Of all the people least likely to say those words, Jonah Peretti, …

Venture Capital

At American U., media entrepreneurship includes NGOs

<i>First in a series on entrepreneurial journalism programs at universities and media organizations.</i> <br>In the new world of media, traditional journalism …

A J-Lab Initiative

<b>Women Media Entrepreneurs Summit: Making New Ideas Happen</b><p>On Sept. 12, 2013, we gathered 11 women media entrepreneurs to share their experiences and …

The economics of structure: Could structured journalism make quality journalism sustainable? | RJI

A tussle over airspace. Could news drones be collateral damage?<p>Innovation in Focus <br>Drone Storytelling: Outrunning mortality<p>RJI in the news <br>To get …

Tracy Clark’s take on 15 news aggregation apps: Is your go-to app on this list? | RJI

A tussle over airspace. Could news drones be collateral damage?<p>Innovation in Focus <br>Drone Storytelling: Outrunning mortality<p>RJI in the news <br>To get …

Your Startup’s Four Options When It Can’t Keep Growing Alone

The makers of Siri explain why all is not lost when the initial momentum slows down.<p>There often comes a time in a young company’s life cycle when it’s apparent the business can’t grow any further on its own. But just because that initial momentum starts to wane doesn’t mean all is lost—in fact, far …

Think Like an Author, Not an Owner

You might have never heard of Oswald The Lucky Rabbit, but in the late 1920’s he was more famous than Mickey Mouse.<p>Oswald’s story began when Walt Disney and Ubbe Iwerks—Disney’s star graphic artist—moved to California. Disney and Iwerks had made a name for themselves in Kansas making animated …

The Real Reason Wall Street Walloped the Media Business

The sky is falling in the media business, but there’s more than one poultry metaphor that explains this week’s stock-market meltdown.<p>Yes, the absence …

Amazon's Jeff Bezos is keeping his small stake in Business Insider after its sale

Germany's Axel Springer was hunting for an acquisition, but had its heart broken by its losing bid for the <i>Financial Times</i> last month.<p>The media …

National Geographic sells majority stake of magazine, media business to Fox for $725-million

The 127-year-old non-profit National Geographic Society has struck a $725-million (U.S.) deal that gives 21st Century Fox a majority stake in National Geographic magazine and other media properties, expanding an existing TV partnership.<p>The agreement announced Wednesday will give the company …

What Sesame Street’s Move to HBO Says About the Media Business

Sesame Street’s move last week to partner with HBO came as a surprise to some, but it makes a lot of sense given the broad trends in today’s media industry. The new world of media prizes both high quality content and high quality technology. In fact, to thrive you really need both. And for that …

Nielsen will finally start tracking Netflix and Amazon video

Nielsen, the holy vanguard of television ratings, has finally figured out how to track viewership from Netflix and Amazon's streaming video services. And when it launches next month, it could fundamentally change the sorts of shows you see from them. Since neither Netflix or Amazon offer detailed …