Coverage: Facebook’s news feed is questioned

The objectivity of Facebook’s news feed has come under question as it’s been reported that employees steered it away from conservative news stories, forcing the social media company into damage control. Mae Anderson of the Associated Press had the news: The social media giant on Thursday pulled back the curtain on how its Trending Topics feature […]

Cheddar hires former BuzzFeed executive to boost distribution

Former BuzzFeed executive Melissa Rosenthal has been hired by business news service Cheddar to get Cheddar’s content on to as many platforms and in front of as many people as possible with the help of other companies, repots Sam Abbruzzese of Mashable. Abbruzzese writes, “Steinberg and Rosenthal both have lofty visions, which are somewhat more […]

The Economist looks at virtual reality, mobile video

The Economist is looking to bolster its online content with virtual reality and mobile video, reports Marty Swant of Adweek. Swant writes, “In an interview after the presentation, Economist Films president Nicholas Minter-Green said NewFronts give The Economist a chance to expand its own brand by illustrating how its coverage goes beyond politics and economics […]

Business news service Cheddar goes behind paywall

A new subscription video-on-demand service for business news service Cheddar priced at $6.99 a month, powered by IAC/InterActiveCorp’s video platform Vimeo, will debut Monday, reports Shalini Ramachandran of The Wall Street Journal. Ramachandran writes, “Mr. Steinberg said he doesn’t think the price is unreasonable and is hoping people and companies will pay up for Cheddar’s business […]

How Twitter is changing business journalism

Special days labeled with acronyms. Talk of waffle breakfasts together. Constantly conversing through hash tags, quips and gifs. No, this isn’t your local group of sorority girls, but rather a community of journalists working at some of the most prestigious news organizations in the world and traders managing millions — if not billions — of […]

Bloomberg Media will succeed because it’s less reliant on social media

Jasper Jackson of The Guardian interviewed Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith, who argued that it will succeed where other media companies will fail because it is less reliant on social media platforms such as Facebook to draw an audience to its content. Jackson writes, “While many publishers were suffering, Smith said Bloomberg was able to […]

Why Wired is switching to HTTPS

Ricardo Bilton of Nieman Lab writes about Wired magazine’s switch to HTTPS for its website. Bilton writes, “While some smaller publishers have switched over to HTTPS in recent years, the job is far more difficult for a bigger site like Wired, which has content going back for over 20 years, most of which was initially […]

Latest Forbes print magazine includes video

Some copies of the May 10 issue of Forbes print magazine have a video inserted into them. The business magazine partnered with BAE Systems’ Applied Intelligence division on the advertisement. The insert was included in select copies of the May 10, Global Game Changers “special issue.” The print ad insert features a video player that […]

Business Insider to launch Facebook Messenger bot

Business Insider is launching a Facebook Messenger bot to deliver top stories via Messenger chat. Julie Hansen of Business Insider writes, “Our readers will be able to sign-up to receive chat messages alerting them to the most important news, in real-time. The bot, ‘Business Insider Update,’ will be available soon. “We are excited about this new offering […]

Bloomberg Media emphasizes quality video content, not surfing squirrels

To build successful business models,  publishers and content creators need to produce premium quality video that comes from its editorial mission and meets audience demand, M. Scott Havens, Bloomberg Media’s global head of digital, said at the Digiday Video Anywhere Summit in Palm Beach. Bringing high-quality content to your audiences is “where publishers need to go,” […]