Jonah Peretti / BuzzFeed:
In email memo, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti says NBCUniversal investment will allow the site to extend its reach to TV and film — Big News — I'm very excited to share that NBCUniversal has agreed to invest $200M in BuzzFeed and partner with us to extend our reach to TV and film.
Discussion: New York Times, @brianstelter, Press Gazette, The Next Web, TechCrunch and Adweek
Emily Steel / New York Times: NBCUniversal to Invest $200 Million in BuzzFeed
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: NBC $$ + “rapidly growing revenue” = no “pressure to chase short-term revenue or rush an IPO,” BF CEO @peretti blogs: http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Conori Bell-Bhuiyan / Press Gazette: Buzzfeed Japan to launch in partnership with Yahoo
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web: BuzzFeed expands further into Asia with Yahoo Japan
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch: BuzzFeed Signs Partnership With Yahoo Japan
Christopher Heine / Adweek: BuzzFeed Plans to Bring Its Brand of Viral Journalism to Japan
NBCUniversal announces a $200M investment in BuzzFeed, will explore strategic partnerships — NBCUniversal And BuzzFeed Announce Strategic Investment — NBCUniversal and BuzzFeed today announced that NBCUniversal has agreed to make a $200M equity investment in BuzzFeed …
Discussion: Variety, Poynter, The Wrap, VatorNews, USA Today, @pkafka, Fortune, Re/code, Business Insider, TechCrunch and VentureBeat
Todd Spangler / Variety: NBCUniversal Invests $200 Million in BuzzFeed
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter: BuzzFeed announces $200 million investment from NBCUniversal
Joseph Kapsch / The Wrap: NBCUniversal Confirms $200 Million BuzzFeed Investment
Trisha Thadani / USA Today: Tech Five: NBC invests in BuzzFeed, Comcast shares rises
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: Thing we said is a thing is a thing; NBCU announced $200mm BuzzFeed investment. http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Mathew Ingram / Fortune: BuzzFeed lands $200 million investment from NBCUniversal
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan criticizes paper's Amazon story, says it needed more balance and context — Was Portrayal of Amazon's Brutal Workplace On Target? — Soon after The Times's massive takeout on the culture of Amazon's workplace ("Where overachievers go to feel bad …
Discussion: Bloomberg Business, @ivanthek, Fortune, @dangillmor, Inc.com, @jsyche, @jeffjarvis, Media Nation, Poynter, Business Insider, Gigaom, Talking Biz News, Guardian, Daily Mail, The Drum, Vox, ThinkProgress, New Yorker and Slate
Natalie Kitroeff / Bloomberg Business: What Jeff Bezos Really Told Princeton Grads About Kindness
@ivanthek: NYTimes public editor, @Sulliview, has some thoughts on that Amazon piece. http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/ ... http://twitter.com/...
Claire Zillman / Fortune: Why Amazon's incredibly demanding workplace isn't killing worker productivity
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Re Amazon NYT story, @sulliview's bottom line is that anecdotes and generalization “doesn't seem like quite enough.” http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/ ...
Jenny Che / @jsyche: “The evidence against Amazon, while powerful, is largely anecdotal, not data-driven.” @Sulliview on NYT story http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/ ...
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: Tough words from @sulliview: “the article was driven less by irrefutable proof than by generalization and anecode”
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter: NYT public editor: More hard evidence needed in Amazon exposé
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: A NYT anecdote that paints Jeff Bezos as a data-driven monster is missing important context
Nathaniel Mott / Gigaom: Don't be surprised at how Amazon treats its workers
Jamie Grierson / Guardian: Amazon ‘regime’ making British staff physically and mentally ill, says union
Daily Mail: ‘Not the Amazon I recognize’: CEO Jeff Bezos defends company against report that employees …
John McCarthy / The Drum: Amazon under fire from UK union chief: ‘You have to be an above-average Amazon robot all the time’
Timothy B. Lee / Vox: In defense of Amazon's long hours
Lauren C. Williams / ThinkProgress: Why Conditions At Amazon Are So Stressful
David Auerbach / Slate: I've Worked Insanely Demanding Tech Jobs
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
How The Skimm's passionate readership helped its newsletter grow to 1.5 million subscribers — To hear Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin tell it, when they launched their email newsletter The Skimm three years ago, they had no plan for creating an engaged community around it.
Discussion: @justinnxt, @mathewi and @rafat
Justin Ellis / @justinnxt: I interviewed the founders of @theskimm on how their approach to building community led to 1.5 million subscribers http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: I must admit that I was skeptical of The Skimm when @hunterwalk first described it to me, but I am no longer: http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Dylan Byers / Politico:
RCFP and a coalition of 38 news organisations call on St Louis authorities to drop charges against reporters Wesley Lowery and Ryan Reilly — News organizations protest Ferguson charges against reporters — The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and a coalition of 38 news …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and @dylanbyers
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
The web traffic for the world's biggest publishers dropped dramatically in April — and nobody can agree why — Many of the world's biggest and best-known online news publishers saw significant drops in traffic between March and April this year. It appears Facebook might be a culprit in some way …
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix increases standard monthly subscription in Europe from €8.99 to €9.99 — Netflix Raises Subscription Price in Europe — In order to “continue providing good series and films,” the streaming service increases its standard monthly subscription to just over $11.
Discussion: newstalk.com, Variety and BreakingNews.ie
John Hopewell / Variety: Netflix Hikes Eurozone Prices For New Subscribers
Joe Sutherland / Wikimedia blog:
Study of how Wikipedia responds to breaking news, including speed of editing, use of sources, and range of contributors based on a sample story — How Wikipedia responds to breaking news — Wikipedia is capable of covering news like any news agency. Photo by Kai Mörk, freely licensed under CC BY 3.0 (Germany).
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Six weeks into adoption of paywall plus pay-per-article model, Winnipeg Free Press has about 1,300 readers using system; overall web traffic is down 30% — Six weeks into its micropayment strategy, The Winnipeg Free Press preps for a “slow building process” — Fair or not, Winnipeggers have a reputation for being frugal.
Discussion: @jcstearns, Poynter and @jbenton
Josh Stearns / @jcstearns: Shifting the culture around paying for news can take time, the Winnipeg Free Press is taking a long view. http://www.niemanlab.org/...
James Warren / Poynter: Heavyweight clash over featherweight clickbait
Latin American Herald Tribune:
Over 500 writers from around the world sign letter urging Mexico's president to end violence against press — Writers Call on Mexico's President to End Violence against Press — MEXICO CITY - A group of writers and artists from around the world, including Britain's Salman Rushdie …
Discussion: PEN International, telesurtv.net, Financial Times, Authorlink and Guardian
teleSUR / telesurtv.net: Chomsky Among 500 Intellectuals to Demand Action from Mexico Government over Journalist Deaths
Jude Webber / Financial Times: Writers slam ‘censorship by bullet’ in Mexico
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Meet the young, fearless lawyer behind Gawker, Heather Dietrick — Meet the young, fearless lawyer behind Gawker — Journalists confront powerful people. When those people strike back, it's good to know a lawyer. That's especially true at Gawker Media, which takes particular glee …
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
TV to get $10B in political ad spending during 2015-16 elections, digital to top $1B — Political Ad Spending to Hit $11.4B in 2016 — TV gets bulk of political dollars, but digital will top $1B, according to Borrell forecast — Political advertising is expected to reach a record $11.4 billion …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Ad Age
Diana Marszalek / NetNewsCheck Latest: Digital Expected To Draw $1 Billion In Political
Felicia Greiff / Ad Age: 2016 Election Digital Ad Spending Will Break $1 Billion