Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
With $50 million, BuzzFeed growth calls for sharper lines between news and the other stuff — The New York Times' Mike Isaac was the first to report late Sunday night that BuzzFeed had raised $50 million in new venture funding from Andreessen Horowitz. … The story was followed by a chorus of blog posts and press releases.
Matt Buchanan / The Awl: Content Distributed — Near the end of Mike Isaac's boldly …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab: Elizabeth Spiers on BuzzFeed and other “tech” companies: “You're Still A Media Company”
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom: Can a billion-dollar media entity be run like a startup? BuzzFeed gets $50M to find out
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable: Vice and BuzzFeed: How Very Different Companies Came to Play the Same Game
Mike Billings / Wall Street Journal: Andreessen Horowitz's BuzzFeed Deal is One of Firm's Largest Solo Rounds
David Holmes / PandoDaily: Not content to be the new HuffPo, Buzzfeed raises another $50M to be like VICE too
Christina DiRusso / @cdirusso: Great look at what our restructure means from an Editorial POV. @ceodonovan talks to @BuzzFeedBen: http://www.niemanlab.org/...
@mikeisaac: @ceodonovan i love that you linked to my awful twttr stream in your lovely piece — please always do this http://www.niemanlab.org/...
J. Nathan Matias / @natematias: Great overview by @ceodonovan on the Buzzfeed funding story, one of the few with actual facts+analysis http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter: Producer Michael Shamberg Joins BuzzFeed Motion Pictures
Caroline O'Donovan / @ceodonovan: Excited to watch and learn as @shani_o develops global news standards for a newly reorganized BuzzFeed http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Joshua Benton / @jbenton: +1000: “I don't think that most news should be video or most video should be news” http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Caroline O'Donovan / @ceodonovan: In this heartwarming coming-of-age story, BuzzFeed has to answer tough questions about identity, sharing and Life. http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: So @BuzzFeedBen, once news is separate from “buzz” on BF, will there be different journalistic standards for each? http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Buzzfeed got $50m in venture capital. What happens next?
J.K. Trotter / Gawker: BuzzFeed Is $50 Million Richer
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider: The Next Big Media Company Might Have No Website Or App At All
Ben Smith / @buzzfeedben: So excited about what's next for @BuzzFeed. Smart thoughts on the topic from @cdixon http://cdixon.org/...
Felix Salmon / Medium:
Don't compare BuzzFeed's valuation to newspapers'; compare it to agencies, reaching young, mobile, social audiences — Normally, when some big deal is announced in the business world, a rah-rah press release goes out and then smart journalists start explaining what's really going on.
Discussion: @espiers, @jhweissmann, @cdixon, @pkafka, @lpolgreen, @nxthompson, @felixsalmon, @mattzeitlin, @dkthomp, @riceid, @riceid, @mathewi, @gaberivera, BuzzFeed, Tubefilter, The New York Observer, The Hill and Wall Street Journal
Elizabeth Spiers / @espiers: That Awful Moment When You Realize That Despite Sinking Millions Into Your CMS+Comments+Discovery Algos, You're Still A Media Company
Jordan Weissmann / @jhweissmann: Buzzfeed isn't valuable because of listicles. It's valuable because it's a next-level ad agency in the making. http://medium.com/...
Chris Dixon / @cdixon: Smart RT @felixsalmon: The right way to understand @a16z's investment in @BuzzFeed: http://medium.com/...
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: @tmcgev oh I thought he was targeting @MikeIsaac and others unfit to write about buzzfeed
Lydia Polgreen / @lpolgreen: BuzzFeed's editorial business as “proof-of-concept” for advertisers. By @felixsalmon. https://medium.com/... pic.twitter.com/MZRzN0bpJX
Nicholas Thompson / @nxthompson: “The flagship BuzzFeed editorial product is the least valuable part of its business.” @felixsalmon http://medium.com/...
Felix Salmon / @felixsalmon: The right way to understand @a16z's investment in @BuzzFeed: https://t.co/stolVU5TK4
Matthew Zeitlin / @mattzeitlin: https://medium.com/... pic.twitter.com/yFDtX9DyhB
Derek Thompson / @dkthomp: News orgs amass audiences and sell ads against them; Buzzfeed sells advertisers the tools to amass audiences. http://medium.com/...
Andrew Rice / @riceid: This @felixsalmon analysis of @BuzzFeed's content offering as “proof of concept” for advertisers sounds familiar https://medium.com/...
Andrew Rice / @riceid: “BuzzFeed treats the traffic as its own advertisement: a demonstration of what the company could do for any brand...” http://nymag.com/...
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: “if you're asking how anybody could pay that kind of money for a bunch of listicles, you're looking at this wrong” https://t.co/BdLxXpjCw3
Sam Gutelle / Tubefilter: BuzzFeed Raises $50 Million, Plans To Make More Videos
Ksmokeobserver / The New York Observer: Media Mix: BuzzFeed Buzz
Kate Tummarello / The Hill: Three things Buzzfeed planning after $50M infusion
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Jonah Peretti, Ze Frank, and Jonathan Perelman talk about vision for BuzzFeed Motion Pictures — BuzzFeed's big secret: Video is taking over — Buried in the news that BuzzFeed raised $50 million in new funding on Monday is the fact that the 550-person company has reorganized itself.
Discussion: @erickschonfeld, @geoffgolberg and @geoffgolberg
Erick Schonfeld / @erickschonfeld: “CEO Jonah Peretti said he believes the video business could become as big or bigger than http://BuzzFeed.com ” http://fortune.com/...
Geoff Golberg / @geoffgolberg: BuzzFeed's “two-year-old, Los Angeles-based video operation has been quietly growing like a weed” -@eringriffith http://fortune.com/...
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
A16Z's Chris Dixon: BuzzFeed, which could reach 10X-100X the audience of past media empires, is a bargain at $850M valuation — How Jonah Peretti and BuzzFeed Got to $850 Million — We passed the billion dollar mark awhile ago. Today a hot tech company is worth multiple billions of dollars, easily.
Discussion: Valleywag, Guardian, Om Malik, BuzzMachine, Wall Street Journal, AdExchanger, @edmundlee, BBC, @weegee, @riceid, @nbj914, @timkiladze, The FJP and New York Magazine
Rupert Neate / Guardian: BuzzFeed valued at more than three times the Washington Post
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: Absolution? Hell, no — The good Reverend David Carr grants us absolution.
Zoran Basich / Wall Street Journal: The Daily Startup: Andreessen VC Sees BuzzFeed as ‘Full Stack Startup’
Edmund Lee / @edmundlee: “Sometime last year, Disney CEO Bob Iger made an offer to buy BuzzFeed for more than $500 million.” http://on.recode.net/1kwjkCf via @pkafka
Kevin Smokler / @weegee: Someone (not me, hell no) is interested in whether Buzzfeed is a tech or media company? Right? Guys? http://on.recode.net/1yo8MGp (via @nieman)
Andrew Rice / @riceid: Good analysis of @BuzzFeed news. But to me real question is how investors would value it after reading IPO prospectus http://recode.net/...
Nicholas Jackson / @nbj914: How much of BuzzFeed's $850 valuation is Disney responsible for? http://recode.net/...
Tim Kiladze / @timkiladze: Buzzfeed valuation at 10x trailing 12-month sales. NYT's at 1.2x, Time Warner, which mints money, is at 2x. http://recode.net/...
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine: 10 Words That Helped BuzzFeed Raise $50 Million
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Why BuzzFeed Is Launching Its Own Hollywood Studio
Why BuzzFeed Is Launching Its Own Hollywood Studio
Discussion: Latest News & Headlines, Hollywood Reporter, Daily Dot, AdAge, Lost Remote, Crain's New York, FishbowlNY, chris dixon's blog and @jesseredniss
Brendan O'Connor / Daily Dot: BuzzFeed is now valued at $850 million
Jordan Chariton / Lost Remote: BuzzFeed Makes Major Expansion, Launches ‘BuzzFeed Motion Pictures’
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: BuzzFeed Has Big Plans
Chris Dixon / chris dixon's blog: BuzzFeed — Today, I'm excited to announce that Andreessen Horowitz …
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Producer Michael Shamberg and comedian Jordan Peele join BuzzFeed's new movie unit as advisers
Producer Michael Shamberg and comedian Jordan Peele join BuzzFeed's new movie unit as advisers
Discussion: @alexweprin and New York Times
Jezebel staff accuse Gawker of not dealing with trolls posting violent porn images in comments — We Have a Rape Gif Problem and Gawker Media Won't Do Anything About It — Working at Gawker Media is a dream job for many of the women on staff here at Jezebel.
Discussion: @joeljohnson, Nieman Journalism Lab, The Huffington Post, @jeffjohnroberts, @glassresistor, @jessieflux, @cormier_ht, @juliachanb, @nixie, @tieguy, The Wrap, Washington Post, @melissastetten, @emilyslist, @kashhill, Business Insider, Mashable, PandoDaily, @glennf, @americasbaby1, @jessicacoen, @zimman223, @kateharding, Capital New York, @allisonkilkenny, @monikabauerlein, FishbowlNY, @susanarendt, @nathanjurgenson, @michellesnarks, @boyreporter, @taramurtha, @ronhogan, Talking Points Memo, @csoghoian, @adrianchen, @codinghorror, @digg, @ishaaran, @abeaujon, @justinnxt, @nbj914, @mzhemingway, @codybrown, @sarahjeong, @rgay, @cl_kitchens and @morisy
Joel Johnson / @joeljohnson: Re: Jezebel. 1. They rule. 2. I've dropped the ball and they're right to call me out. 3. I don't have a solution yet but that's my problem.
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Jezebel Calls Out Gawker For Failing To Address Violent ‘Rape Gif Problem’
Jeff Roberts / @jeffjohnroberts: Bravo to @Jezebel writers for calling out their bosses on rape-comment issue http://jezebel.com/...
@glassresistor: @MonikaBauerlein honestly Gawker is prioritizing lazyness, it just has to turn off gif posting for new accounts and Kinja
Jessie Lochrie / @jessieflux: infinite props to @jezebel, any editor or media org that values anonymous comments over their writers needs to seriously reevaluate
Anthony Cormier / @cormier_ht: I love @Jezebel calling out their Gawker bosses today. I love Jezzie in general, but never more than today.
Julia B. Chan / @juliachanb: In which @Jezebel addresses company problem on company platform → http://jezebel.com/...
Nicole Perri / @nixie: Bravo to @jezebel for taking a public stand against their employers and management in dealing with trolls http://feedly.com/...
Luis Villa / @tieguy: Harsh reminder that software design/implementation decisions can have gendered (or otherwise discriminating) impact: http://jezebel.com/...
Travis Reilly / The Wrap: Jezebel Calls Out Parent Company Gawker Media for Refusing to Handle a ‘Rape Gif Problem’
Alyssa Rosenberg / Washington Post: Doing feminist journalism is hard. It's time publishers invested in protecting their staff.
Melissa Stetten / @melissastetten: Reading harassing comments has sadly become part of a writer's job. Employers need to step up and do something:http://jezebel.com/ ...
Emily'S List / @emilyslist: This is unacceptable. @Jezebel is being harassed with rape gifs and Gawker Media won't do anything about it: http://jezebel.com/...
Kashmir Hill / @kashhill: Privacy vs. rape gifs. http://jezebel.com/... Jezebel can't ban nasty commenters because Kinja burner accounts don't collect IP addresses.
Caroline Moss / Business Insider: Gawker Responds To Jezebel Staff Complaints That Management Isn't Doing Anything About Violent Pornographic Comments
Paul Carr / PandoDaily: Gawker staffers publicly call out “pathetic” bosses for refusing to deal with vile anonymous trolls
Glenn Fleishman / @glennf: “Gawker's leadership is prioritizing theoretical anonymous tipsters over a very real and immediate threat”—Jezebel http://jezebel.com/...
Rebecca Rose / @americasbaby1: Cosigned to everything my co-workers said. Can't believe it had to come to this. Gawker Media, PLEASE DO SOMETHING http://jezebel.com/...
Jessica Coen / @jessicacoen: Enough already. http://jezebel.com/...
Mikelaba / @zimman223: God knows I'm no fan of Gawker or Jezebel, but I kind of have to applaud this post. http://jezebel.com/...
Kate Harding / @kateharding: Proud of the Jezebel staff for standing up like this. http://jezebel.com/...
Peter Sterne / Capital New York: Jezebel staff criticizes Gawker Media for allowing disturbing comments
@allisonkilkenny: This is also a problem with harasser puppet accounts on @twitter, but they refuse to address it http://jezebel.com/...
Monika Bauerlein / @monikabauerlein: “Gawker's leadership is prioritizing theoretical tipsters over a very real threat to... Jezebel's staff and readers.” http://jezebel.com/...
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Jezebel Calls Out Gawker for Rape Gif Problem
Susan Arendt / @susanarendt: Preach, Jezebel, and stand tall. http://jezebel.com/...
@nathanjurgenson: were never that different RT @AdrianChen:see Gawker Medias “become more like Reddit” strategy is coming along nicely http://jezebel.com/...
Michelle Crawford / @michellesnarks: Sure am glad we don't need feminism anymore! MT @Jezebel We have a rape gif problem http://bit.ly/1rivFbD
Ron Nurwisah / @boyreporter: This is horrible... I want to give the comment moderators/staff @Jezebel a big supportive hug http://jezebel.com/...
Tara Murtha / @taramurtha: Damn, @Jezebel writers calling out Gawker leadership. Bravo. http://bit.ly/1sO6hgN
Ron Hogan / @ronhogan: If you haven't read the @Jezebel staff on the harassment they have to put up with as part of their jobs, do it now: http://bit.ly/1rivFbD
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo: Jezebel Staffers: ‘We Have A Rape Gif Problem’ That Gawker Won't Fix
Christopher Soghoian / @csoghoian: Gawker learns that the downside of not keeping IP logs (to protect privacy) is that it is is tougher to ban users. http://jezebel.com/...
Adrian Chen / @adrianchen: I see Gawker Media's “become more like Reddit” strategy is coming along nicely http://jezebel.com/...
Jeff Atwood / @codinghorror: Come on Kinja / Gawker. You can do better than this. http://jezebel.com/...
@digg: Jezebel has a rape GIF problem and Gawker Media won't do anything about it: http://jezebel.com/...
Andrew Beaujon / @abeaujon: This post really takes it to Kinja http://bit.ly/1B9aK1t
Justin Ellis / @justinnxt: Two things no one should have to deal with: Aggressive & abusive comment trolls, and no support from management http://jezebel.com/...
Nicholas Jackson / @nbj914: “Gawker is prioritizing anonymous tipsters over a very real threat to the mental health of staff and readers.” http://jezebel.com/...
Mollie / @mzhemingway: Staff of malevolent human pornbot claim to be upset that he has them managing another malevolent human pornbot. http://jezebel.com/...
Cody Brown / @codybrown: There's a lot of tech talent @ gawker but the gap between product execution and editorial is largest in the industry. http://jezebel.com/...
Sarah Jeong / @sarahjeong: what's wrong with putting comments from burner accounts temporarily in moderation? http://jezebel.com/...
Caroline Kitchens / @cl_kitchens: Your daily dose of Jezebel melodrama http://jezebel.com/... Don't miss the comments section
Michael Morisy / @morisy: Noting on this: 1) Gawker mngmt cares *deeply* about comments 2) Many sites just ignore festering evil below articles http://jezebel.com/...
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Jezebel staffers wanted to 'light a fire under management's collective ass'
Jezebel staffers wanted to 'light a fire under management's collective ass'
Discussion: Gigaom, The New York Observer, Mediaite and @mathewi
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom: Its Kinja commenting platform is the future of Gawker, but also a thorn in the side of its writers
Ksmokeobserver / The New York Observer: In Jezebel vs. Gawker Media, Kinja is the Real Winner
Mat Honan / Wired:
If you like everything on Facebook, brands and content mills like Upworthy dominate News Feed — I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here's What It Did to Me — There's this great Andy Warhol quote you've probably seen before: “I think everybody should like everybody.”
Discussion: PandoDaily, Anil Dash, @jeffchu, AdAge, @mnik, The FJP, @bobmcmillan, @matthewteller, @numeson, @stevesilberman, Mother Jones and @brad_frost
Jeff Chu / @jeffchu: I really do like this @mat piece on what happened after he liked everything in his FB feed. Spoiler: Nothing good. http://www.wired.com/... ...
Max Willens / AdAge: Here's What Happens When You Like Everything on Facebook
Mark Nikolewski / @mnik: .@mat “liked” everything he saw on Facebook for 48 hours. Also, this is some damn fine writing. http://www.wired.com/...
Robert McMillan / @bobmcmillan: This @mat story makes Facebook seem like a garbage truck just itching to dump on you. http://www.wired.com/...
Matthew Teller / @matthewteller: FB is wrong. Quit FB. RT @stevesilberman: .@mat “liked” everything he saw on Facebook, and non-hilarity ensued. http://goo.gl/QTVjJi
Michael Gorman / @numeson: .@mat is good at writing stuff people should read. http://www.wired.com/...
Steve Silberman / @stevesilberman: .@mat “liked” everything he saw on Facebook, and non-hilarity ensued. http://goo.gl/QTVjJi
James Poniewozik / TIME:
Hashtag activism after a fatal police shooting serves as grassroots media criticism — IfTheyGunnedMeDown and What Hashtag Activism Does Right — Social media protests have their limits, but one thing they're very, very good at is grassroots media criticism. — The injury, a deadly one, came first.
Discussion: The Root, Race, On The Media, The Verge, @jrphillips5, @wendi_c_thomas, @kellyosullivan, New York Times, @mtdukes, @tropicloner, Mashable and Daily Dot
Bill Chappell / Race: People Wonder: ‘If They Gunned Me Down,’ What Photo Would Media Use?
T.C. Sottek / The Verge: Dear police: you can't shoot and kill our children without the whole world watching
Justin Phillips / @jrphillips5: One more tragedy - shooting of unarmed teen - in StL this weekend, you need to check out #IfTheyGunnedMeDown. Journalists take note.
Wendi C. Thomas / @wendi_c_thomas: I wonder how many journalists will see/accept their culpability in the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown hashtag.
Kelly O. Sullivan / @kellyosullivan: Reading #IfTheyGunnedMeDown ... mesmerizing. Should be required for all journalists.
Samantha Storey / New York Times: Outrage Over Teenager's Death Erupts on Social Media
Tyler Dukes / @mtdukes: I hope the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown hashtag prompts some honest discussion in American newsrooms.
M I A / @tropicloner: The influence of #IfTheyGunnedMeDown is recognized. We have an impact on societal perspectives; We have a voice. http://time.com/...
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
BeachMint Gets Lucky In Joint Venture With Conde Nast — E-commerce platform BeachMint announced it will take over all operations for Lucky Magazine today. The takeover is part of a newly formed joint venture between BeachMint and magazine publishing giant Conde Nast.
Discussion: Adweek, Fashionista, MediaWire Daily, PandoDaily, AdAge, VentureBeat, FishbowlNY, WWD Media Headlines, Jezebel, The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, @lapresmidi and @benparr
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Lucky Spins Off from Condé Nast as The Lucky Group
Michael Carney / PandoDaily: Stay of execution: Beachmint and Lucky merge in an effort to buoy both struggling brands
Michael Sebastian / AdAge: Conde Nast Spins Off Lucky Magazine but Keeps Majority Stake
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Condé Nast Kicks Lucky to the Curb
Kate Dries / Jezebel: Lucky Magazine and Condé Nast Are Breaking Up
Jamie Feldman / The Huffington Post: Condé Nast Spins Off Lucky Magazine, But Don't Freak Out Just Yet
Véronique Hyland / New York Magazine: Surprise: BeachMint Is Merging With Lucky
Lauren Sherman / @lapresmidi: All anyone really wants to know is how many print issues of Lucky will still be published each year, if any: http://techcrunch.com/...
Katharine Murphy / Guardian:
Australia's national security proposals will criminalise journalists, says union — Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance joins media companies to warn of ‘chilling effect’ on Australia's public-interest journalism — Australia's media union has warned the Abbott government's looming …
Discussion: @ms_em_ and @castancentre
Kaymolly Morrelle / @ms_em_: Chilling news forecast: “@beneltham: New surveillance laws proposed by George Brandis will “criminalise journalism” http://www.theguardian.com/... ”
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Ghost gives its blogging platform a huge upgrade before moving to a 2-4 week release cycle — Ghost has updated its open-source blogging platform with a bevy of technical improvements that should help it to compete with established competitors such as WordPress, Tumblr and Medium.
Hannah Francis / The Australian:
Australian telecommunications company Telstra acquires video platform Ooyala for $270M — Telstra to buy video platform Ooyala for $291m — Telstra has thrown another $US270m ($290.9m) at video streaming and analytics platform Ooyala to acquire 98 per cent of the company, subject to US regulatory approval.
Discussion: Videomind RSS, TechCrunch, Re/code, Sydney Morning Herald and Reuters
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
A Year After Its Disastrous Launch, Bustle Is Doing Better Than OK — It would be hard to make a less auspicious entrance than the one Bustle, the women's general interest site started by Bleacher Report co-founder Bryan Goldberg, managed for itself one year ago.
Discussion: @mallelis, @mallelis, @jeffbercovici, @mallelis and @samstahl
Mallory Ortberg / @mallelis: remind me to tell you about the time Bryan Goldberg emailed me during his Lady Blog Forgiveness World Tour to ask me to get coffee with him
Mallory Ortberg / @mallelis: I'm glad we were able to make our site a success w/o outside funding, but it sucks to hear how Bustle attracts $$ like a $$-specific Roomba
Jeff Bercovici / @jeffbercovici: A year after its launch in a dust cloud of internet outrage, @bustle is doing quite well, thanks. http://www.forbes.com/...
Mallory Ortberg / @mallelis: So! Bustle exists, and that's fine; some people get lots of money and some don't and that's [redacted]; I get to not have coffee. :) :) :)