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New York Times Shutters Spanish-Language NYT en Español

The Hill: The New York Times on Tuesday announced the closure of its Spanish-language platform, NYT en Español. "While the Español site did attract a new audience for our journalism and consistently produced coverage we are very proud of, it did not prove financially...

BuzzFeed Looks to Hire a President Amid Shift in Operations

Axios: BuzzFeed is looking to hire a new president, according to an internal memo sent from CEO and co-founder Jonah Peretti to staff. The role has been vacant since 2017, when then-president Greg Coleman left the position to become a senior advisor to the...

Axios Plans Content Management Service for Big Companies

Business Insider: Axios is gearing up for the January launch of a content management service aimed at big companies as it looks to reduce its reliance on advertising. The news startup has been testing the service with a few clients with one-year deals costing $1...

Facebook Instagram Star Muses on Life in Influencer Industry

New York: "Without Instagram, it’s possible I wouldn’t have gotten the acting job that moved me to New York, nor the relationships, experiences, and identity that followed," writes Tavi Gevinson. "I definitely would have less income and less of an audience to share...

TikTok’s Roots in Beijing Fuel New Suspicions of Censorship

Washington Post: Researchers have grown worried that TikTok could prove to be one of China’s most effective weapons in the global information war, bringing Chinese-style censorship to mainstream U.S. audiences and shaping how they understand real-world...

Snap Unveils Online Database of All Political Ads on Snapchat

ABC News: Snap, the maker of the Snapchat app, unveiled an online database featuring all of the political ads within Snapchat, as 2020 presidential campaigns intensify and tech giants face increased scrutiny for their roles in the spread of information each election...

SmartNews Aggregation App Now Offers ‘News from All Sides’

TechCrunch: SmartNews, the news aggregation app that recently hit unicorn funding status, wants to give users a way to step out of their bubbles with a feature called News From All Sides. The feature was created for readers who want to see other points of...

New York Times Faces Many Questions for Story on Kavanaugh

Associated Press: Between an offensive tweet and a significant revision, the New York Times’s handling of a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh attracted almost as much attention as the accusation...

Meredith: A Digital Approach to Print Magazines Works for Us

FIPP: Meredith’s Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Parents magazine, explains how a "digital mindset" is improving the print magazine. "One year we did one long story called '100 things teachers want to know.' The next year, however, we tested that against a format...

Opinion: Paper Books, Glossy Magazines Will Never Go Away

Bloomberg Opinion: Vinyl records, paper books, glossy magazines – all should be long dead, but they’re refusing to go away and even showing some surprising growth. It’s probably safe to assume that people will always consume content in some kind of physical shell...

Disney CEO Departs Apple Board Ahead of Streaming Battle

New York Times: Disney CEO Bob Iger has resigned from the board of Apple, whose growing Hollywood operation would have made it harder for him to fully engage as one of its directors. Iger, 68, resigned on Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed Apple...

Facebook Readies Streaming TV Device in Time for Holidays

Variety: Facebook is getting ready to launch a TV streaming device in time for the holiday season. The new streaming hardware will be part of the company’s Portal family of devices, featuring a camera and combining video chatting with TV viewing and augmented...

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