Topics include press freedom in the age of Trump, layoffs and restructuring at the Medium network and Fusion, The Establishment’s new membership program, email follow-ups that’ll get you in trouble, The Washington Post’s new splashy app for millennial women, and pitches we’re currently looking for!
The story behind Arianna Huffington’s departure from the Huffington Post, the ladies of The Financial Diet get real about funding for women’s media companies (there isn’t any), Gawker Media clashes with new owner, an interview with Gaby Dunn and so much more!
In which I say goodbye to Gawker.com for many words and also: freelancers getting fucked over by Vice, straight people reporting on LGBTQ stories and other fascinating tidbits of information and stories for you!
Univision buys Gawker, Arriana Huffington leaves The Huffington Post, Laur M. Jackson on “citation as a loving practice,” NPR shuts down comments, the worst clickbait headlines and so much more!
Topics include Twitter’s magical blue check, Nick Denton filing for bankruptcy, the case against the media by the media, and questions about the utility of alleged “neutrality” from journalists covering Trump.
Topics include Talking Point Memo and The New York Times doubling-down on reader support, Twitter opening up verification to applicants, This shutting down, how to talk to your boss about your intesne workload and more!
Topics include the latest Facebook news feed tweak, Gaby Dunn on owning your work, goodbye to The Toast, the history of American Black media, the UVA/Rolling Stone story, Buzzfeed shutting down its Ottawa office and more!
Topics include my personal problems with Bustle’s SEO strategy, beating airport boredom, Gawker Media filing for bankruptcy and more!
Topics include sitting on the couch, the most popular political candidates on social media, work/life balance, changes at Longform and moar!
Topics include the closing of The Toast, layoffs at Vice and The NY Times, preparing for last-minute interviews, Buzzfeed’s shift towards video and so much more!
Topics include why people pay for the New York Times but won’t pay for Buzzfeed, liberal bias in Facebook’s trending topics, how Bitch Magazine got started, being productive in your home office, how to turn a negative conversation around and so much more!
Topics include bold ladies, The Awl co-founder getting his first “real job,” a new Facebook algorithm, additional ad-blocking-related panic, a profitable “college paper on steroids” supported by 10, 0000 unpaid writers and more!
Medium becomes a publishing platform, gay magazines are so very white, Facebook introduces live video, Spurned Elle Writer Goes On Totally Bananas Rant, proven conversation topics with strangers, Buzzfeed falls short of revenue projections and so much more!
Topics include Gawker losing the Hulk Hogan case, digital media’s lack of geographic diversity, analytics-driven content production, Genius annotating personal sex stories, drinking with your clients and other crucial stories!
Topics include Instacart’s impending apocalypse, Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan vs. Misogyny, Kinfolk magazine, the re-boot of Tiger Beat, racism at Squarespace and more!
Topics include how a 12,000-word rape apologist piece got published on SB Nation, HuffPo claims its bloggers enjoy not getting paid, Melissa Harris-Perry’s show gets axed and more relevant stories!
The Most Innovative Companies of 2016, a deep look into the annals and corridors of Buzzfeed’s present and future, popular sites that are also ugly, millennial money, MTV News, The Independent’s digital-only future and like ten billion more important stories.
How to be a person and/or a brand and/or a confessional female memoirist, Huffington Post Gay becomes Queer, optimizing your to-do list, a reporter in trouble at The Intercept and more pressing stories from the edge of your supportive office chair!
Topics include celebrity clickbait, the National Magazine Awards, the truth about the public interest in quality journalism, the end of Al Jazeera US, foods that boost productivity and more!
Stories include Gawker’s affiliate marketing payout, Vice Media maybe being a bunch of lies, the early days of Vox, why pageviews won’t die despite being useless, a new podcast from Issa Rae, a robust Businesswomen’s special and more!