BuzzFeed is making a major organizational change that cleaves its journalistic efforts from its entertainment-focused content, founder Jonah Peretti announced in a memo to staffers Tuesday. Citing a desire … Read More
From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.
Adweek.com Tina Brown says The Daily Beast website is on track to be profitable this year, but Lucia Moses points out that getting the combined NewsBeast into the black by early 2013 -- Daily Beast backer Barry Diller insists that's possible -- will be a daunting task. "If that task takes years and Newsweek can’t find … Read More
Washington Post "Cantankerous old fud" Gene Weingarten tells his readers that "near as I can tell, the main message given to the conferees [at the recent Online News Association convention] was that, journalistically, to attract reader eyeballs, you want to publish more pictures of bacon taped to cats. Give readers what they want, whatever it is." He … Read More
Philadelphia Inquirer | Former Fat Dudes Facing deadline pressure, orthopedic surgeon and humor writer John D. Kelly IV collected 27 jokes about fat patients and put them in his monthly Outpatient Surgery Magazine column. Here are a few of them: Be real concerned if: -Your patient has more chins than a Chinese phonebook. Read More
Copydesk.org | Creative Loafing | Atlanta Journal-Constitution Under Cox's restructuring plan, copy editing and page design jobs will be consolidated in Dayton, at the Daily News, and in West Palm Beach (the Post), which means job losses at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Austin American-Statesman. (Creative Loafing hears that about 30 positions in Atlanta will … Read More
Slate.com After being called "a big immature baby" by Gawker in a 2007 post, journalist Katie Roiphe was surprised to receive a book-blurb request from a Gawker writer who was "a big fan" of her work. That had Roiphe wondering if she misunderstood the site: If you are pumping out autopilot schadenfreude all day long, … Read More
New Orleans Times-Picayune Advance Digital is paying New Orleans Saints players Drew Brees, Lance Moore, Tracy Porter, Pierre Thomas and Jonathan Vilma to tweet a plug for the Times-Picayune's redesigned Saints site. Advance's marketing team didn't consult with editors or reporters before launching the campaign. (Advance Digital is the Internet arm of … Read More