BuzzFeed News hires Henig as executive director of strategy

BuzzFeed has hired Samantha Henig, a veteran journalist at the New York Times, as executive director of strategy. She will be charged with building out new revenue streams and making the company’s news business “sustainable,” Business Insider reports, through initiatives like podcasts, membership products and ad sales. She formerly served as executive producer of audio for The New […]

The New York Times’s podcast The Daily hits one billion downloads

The New York Tmes’s The Daily has hit one billion downloads, making it the most popular news podcast in the country. On any given morning, the show is now downloaded two million times. Since its creation in February of 2017, “The Daily” has featured 224 Times colleagues in at least 30 countries across 691 episodes. It has also featured 25 elected officials (4 openly […]

New York Times wins three online journalism awards

The New York Times has won three Online Journalism Awards from the Online News Association. The awards, started in 2000, honor excellence in digital journalism. The awards were for Remembering Emmett Till, for Excellence in Immersive Storytelling (tweet), the Privacy Project, for Online Commentary (tweet) and Visual Investigations of the continuing conflict in Gaza, in the Feature […]

How a NY Times biz reporter protects confidential sources

New York Times finance editor David Enrich talked about his job and how he does his reporting and writing. Here is an excerpt: So you often edit and report on sensitive stories. How do you protect the confidentiality of sources and leave no digital trace? I use encrypted chat programs like WhatsApp and Signal for […]

Poferl named associate masthead editor and audience director at NYT

Hannah Poferl has been named associate masthead editor and the next audience director at the New York Times. Poferl, one of the paper’s top strategists and analytics experts, helped build the audience team as a deputy to Jodi Rudoren, who recently left The Times to assume a new post as editor of The Forward. In […]

New York Times ad highlights female athletes’ fight for pay equity

To showcase how independent journalism helps people understand the gender gap and why it persists, The New York Times will release a new ad during the U.S. Open semifinals. Called \”The Truth Has a Voice\”, the ad highlights the challenges women athletes face when it comes to pay equity. In 1974, the U.S. Open made history […]

NY Times hires WSJ’s Hong

New York Times metro editor Cliff Levy sent out the following announcement on Friday: I’m thrilled to announce that Nicole Hong, an ace criminal justice and investigative reporter, is joining Metro. Nicole has been a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for seven years, where she was a member of the team that won the […]

Muse Abernathy named 2019 Welles Memorial Prize Winner

Penelope (Penny) Muse Abernathy was awarded the 2019  Christopher J. Welles Memorial Prize by The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business at the Columbia Journalism School. Muse Abernathy was recognized for her widely-cited research titled “The Expanding News Desert,” which looks at implications for communities at risk of losing their primary source of credible news […]

New York Times drops sponsorship of oil conference after protests

The New York Times has dropped sponsorship of an oil conference after protests by climate activists outside its Manhattan offices.  The Oil and Money conference is due to take place next month at the InterContinental Hotel on Park Lane in London and will attract executives from the world’s biggest oil companies as well as senior […]

NY Times’ Alba: Tech reporting should focus on how it infiltrates systems

Donna Patricia Manio of Metro.style profiles new New York Times tech reporter Davey Alba. Manio writes, “Later on, Davey found herself beating deadlines for Wired and BuzzFeed News where she was able to pursue stories she deemed important. ‘After a few years in the business, I started to see a shift in tech reporting from […]