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Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen revealed the mission statement of their new startup Axios: ‘Media is broken—and too often a scam’

You might have heard: Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen left Politico earlier this year to start a new media outlet targeted to “corporate executives and other professionals with a mix of business and political news” (Wall Street Journal) But did you know: Few details have been available about Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen’s new media startup […]

Measuring investigative journalism’s impact on society: 8 good questions with James T. Hamilton

“The results of [investigative] reporting do not come cheaply, but they are a bargain to society,” James T. Hamilton writes in his new book Democracy’s Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism, out this month from Harvard University Press. Through his research, Hamilton, the Hearst Professor of Journalism at Stanford University, finds that while investigative journalism […]

News organizations see Facebook as the ‘enemy,’ but they should still work with Facebook so they don’t ‘find themselves on an island’

Many news organizations see Facebook as a “giant that may eat us,” but Mark Glaser writes that news organizations still need to work with Facebook, despite their uncertainties. Back in 2010, news organizations saw Google as its biggest enemy and News Corp even removed its content from Google’s search results. But two years later, it […]

The challenges NYT faces in its global expansion: There’s fierce competition from established rivals in other countries and it needs to shift its strategy for different markets

As part of trying to double its digital revenue by 2020, The New York Times is taking on an ambitious international expansion. But even for a company that has as much “global recognition and respect” as NYT, Jessica Davies writes that there’s some significant challenges for NYT to overcome. Those challenges include competition from established […]

The New Yorker’s editor in chief on what it means to be a legacy publisher in 2016: Readers aren’t looking for a cheaper, dumber version

“We have longstanding values and that’s never going to change,” New Yorker editor in chief David Remnick tells Digiday about what it means to be a legacy publisher in 2016. “At the same time, I live in the contemporary world and am completely alive to the possibility and complications of change. … What’s changed is […]

What’s missing from investigative journalism right now: Time and funding

“Stories that truly reveal something about the way power works” can’t happen in our current framework, Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery write. Investigative journalism requires time for reporting — and time costs money. To that end, Mother Jones is calling for its readers to make a tax-deductible, recurring gift to supplement foundation funding, which Bauerlein […]

Univision is buying Gawker Media and its seven sites for $135 million

You might have heard: The auction for Gawker Media was expected to draw bidders such as New York Magazine and Penske Media, and Univision is trying to diversify and expand its audience through acquisitions But did you know: Despite the buzz around the sale, the auction for Gawker Media on Tuesday drew only two bidders: […]

Looking to compete with digital media, Time Inc. will phase out the ‘publisher’ position

You might have heard: Earlier this month, Time Inc. announced “major” executive level changes (Advertising Age), reorganizing its leadership as it looks for “something of a resurgence” (New York Times) But did you know: The job title “publisher” will soon no longer exist at Time Inc., Keith J. Kelly reports. Instead of publishers, Time Inc. […]

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