What if, instead of approaching this story as a matter of political intrigue, we treated this story as it should be treated — as a labor story, a story of a crappy boss and workers who deserve better?
When journalist Jake Malooley talked to the former New York Times executive editor, she admitted only to minor mistakes — but her responses were revealing.
French writers such as Voltaire and Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle helped shape the Enlightenment with stories of science.
A union organizing effort was already underway at BuzzFeed when the company laid off about 15 percent of its work force in January.
It's not just spreading phony stories everywhere — it's killing real news.
Three years after Donald Trump stampeded through the presidential primary on a wave of?free media, Democrats still harbor fear that the news industry, and CNN in particular, hasn't learned its lessons.
After weeks of grim news out of the media industry, the Times' revenue numbers are a bright spot.
We're not exactly endorsing Sarah Z's flavor of media criticism. But her thorough recounting of brands trying to be a little too "hip" on social media is fairly alarming.
"If in my position I can't stand up to this kind of extortion, how many people can?"
?Jill Abramson served as the New York Times' executive editor from 2011 until 2014. These days, she's promoting her new book "Merchants of Truth," which?takes aim at media newcomers like Vice and BuzzFeed. It appears to have some problems.
For years, BuzzFeed seemed to be leading the journalism industry toward a brave new future. Now that it has stumbled, the way ahead looks more old-school than ever.
It seems like every media company is cashing in on their reputation by telling you what to buy. But whose brand can you trust to tell you about brands?
A month of chin spanks, mega doo doos and boxes of girl scouts.
"Viewers are smart," said Jennifer Lyons, news director at WGN-TV in Chicago. "They actually get angry if our reporters are outside telling people how dangerous it is to be outside."
Twenty years ago, when I was a senior editor at Premiere magazine, I worked with reporter John Connolly on "Flirting With Disaster," an article about sexual abuse and harassment involving powerful executives at New Line Cinema.
When GOP operative Arthur Schwartz sees Bannon, Scaramucci, or Don Jr. as being wronged by the press, he goes into overdrive — and sometimes crosses the line.
Laid-off journalists and their supporters have seen their Twitter mentions littered with a phrase that some are suggesting is part of a targeted anti-media harassment campaign. What does it all mean?
"I got added to a BuzzFeed community Facebook page by BuzzFeed workers. They'd give us challenges. Like if it was near Christmas, they'd be like, 'Oh, it's a Christmas challenge make as many Christmas-related quizzes and post them in here and we'll promote them.'"
?BuzzFeed's Community feature allows regular people to create posts and quizzes that live on BuzzFeed's platform. It's a clever business model for BuzzFeed, but there's also the opportunity for pranksters to wreak some havoc.
I didn't know the term then, but I had become a toiler on a content farm.
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