"We have this great subscription business, and it perfectly aligns with our interest and our audience’s interest, but we barely have a tech team, a data team, a product team to be able to power that and get it in front of more people."
With cash from Jeffrey Katzenberg, The Young Turks looks to grow paid subscribers
Real journalists are being tortured, kidnapped and killed to give you #realnews
"Austin Tice was captured while reporting on the civil war in Syria on August 12, 2012. Since then, Marc, Debra and the Tice family have endured three consecutive Christmases without their son and brother."
How Instagram Stories became the growth engine for Teen Vogue’s Woke Letter
"Instagram Stories is more than a Snapchat rip-off. It’s also a good way to drive newsletter subscriptions, as Teen Vogue has recently discovered."
How SB Nation profits off an army of exploited workers
"According to more than a dozen former and current site managers I spoke to, that stipend tends to hover around $600. The stipend often doubles as a budget."
Facebook is rolling out a 'trending news' section
"That redesign is now rolling out to users on iPhone and Android devices in the U.S., while the added navigational link to Trending News became available on iPhone over the past few weeks, and is in testing on Android, Facebook tells us."
The Uncharted Journalism Project is funding stories that wouldn’t be told otherwise
"'OK, I need to do something about this': The Uncharted Journalism Project is funding stories that wouldn’t be told otherwise."
Vice Partners with Airbnb to offer travel packages
"The youth-focused digital media company is partnering with Airbnb Inc. to offer custom-made travel packages in keeling with Vice's 'punk zine' ethos."
Top journalists reveal the best reporting advice they have received
This story is a treasure trove. Pearls of wisdom from Ben Smith, Corey Johnson, Rukmini Callimachi and more.
Rolling Stone retracts another story
"Rolling Stone mischaracterized Charlemagne's position in its original search headline, conflating comments by Lil Duval, a guest on his show, with his own. We sincerely apologize to Charlamagne the God for the error."
James Risen joins The Intercept and First Look Media
"The New York Times veteran will help steer national security reporting and direct press freedom fund."
Alaska Dispatch News files for bankruptcy
"In a prepared statement Saturday, Alaska Dispatch News LLC owner Alice Rogoff, who also has served as publisher, said it was a 'truly bittersweet' moment for her, though she is relieved the newspaper will live on under new ownership."
Reporter’s lawyer demands Fox News host drop lawsuit over lewd texting story
"She called Eric Bolling’s $50 million defamation claim against Yashar Ali 'utterly devoid of merit.'"
Mike Pence assails media for criticizing Trump over Charlottesville
"I will say I take issue with the fact that many in the national media spent more time criticizing the president’s words than they did criticizing those that perpetrated the violence to begin with," he said, speaking in a joint news conference with Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos."
President Trump releases new ad attacking the media
The ad shows anchors from MSNBC and CNN and say they're interfering with his work.
‘Chilling,’ cried Fox News when one of its reporters was targeted in a leak case. Where’s the outrage now?
"Is Fox News a stalwart defender of the press freedoms it depends on? Well, that may depend on the year. It might even depend on who is the president."