What critics said as Rolling Stone's 'A Rape on Campus' began to unravel

The Washington Post | Shots in the Dark | Slate | The Intercept | The Washington Post | The Pennsylvania Gazette In November, when Rolling Stone contributing editor Sabrina Rubin Erdely reported the story of "Jackie," an undergraduate at the University of Virginia who claimed that she had been gang-raped at the school's … Read More

Reddit rolls out embeddable comments in countermove to BuzzFeed

Slate Reddit On Monday, Reddit announced the unveiling of a new feature that could make life for BuzzFeed and Gawker a little more awkward: embeddable comment threads. From now on, if media outlets want to use content from Reddit, they can embed comments from the site's users directly in their stories, just as they have been able to … Read More

BuzzFeed gets into the podcasting game

Wall Street Journal | Another Round | Internet Explorer On Tuesday, BuzzFeed became the latest news organization to begin offering podcasts to its audience. The inaugural editions of "Internet Explorer" and "Another Round," BuzzFeed's first two podcasts, went live on iTunes early this morning. The Wall Street Journal's Steven Perlberg reports: Both weekly podcasts are … Read More

Slate launches Panoply, a podcast platform

Mashable | Ad Age Slate is launching a podcasting platform called Panoply, which will open up the online magazine's "production, audience development/distribution and sales" framework to partner organizations, Jason Abbruzzese writes for Mashable. The platform will have multiple launch partners, including "The New York Times Magazine, the Huffington Post, Inc., Popular Science and New York Magazine," … Read More

AP goes into business with podcasting service

Digital Content Next Add The Associated Press to the growing list of news organizations dipping their toes into the podcasting business. The AP has struck a revenue-sharing deal with podcasting network PodcastOne to license its audio clips for the company's index of 200 podcasts, according to Digital Content Next. The terms of the deal require The Associated Press … Read More

Here's where all those New Republic staffers are going

The messy and public firing of New Republic editor Franklin Foer in December prompted a wave of resignations from staffers at the magazine who foreswore the leadership of incoming editor Gabriel Snyder. A running tally of journalists who resigned in protest compiled by New Yorker correspondent Ryan Lizza included many from the upper ranks of the magazine. In … Read More

Press critic Jack Shafer to join Politico

The Huffington Post Jack Shafer, formerly a media critic for Slate and Reuters, will join Politico, according to a staff memo from Politico editor Susan Glasser. At Politico, Shafer's duties will include writing a regular column and reporting out longer pieces, according to the memo. As we begin the quadrennial follies of a presidential election amid a wave … Read More

Most memorable stories of 2014

S. Mitra Kalita is the executive editor of Quartz, on Poynter’s adjunct faculty, and a Spencer Fellow at Columbia University. She tweets @mitrakalita. A friend of mine recently pondered the role of memory in journalism, saying an information overload has robbed his recall. Sometimes it feels like stories aren’t read as much as Facebooked, tweeted, toggled all day long. Read More