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Stacy-Marie Ishmael, coming from the FT, will join Noah Chestnut on the new, newsroom-integrated team. Caroline O'Donovan
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With a new round of investment from Andreessen Horowitz, the viral giant aims to get even bigger. One step down that path: making it more clear to readers what kinds of content BuzzFeed really offers.
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Ben Smith says it will be a guide through the noise of news in social media, and that journalists should realize they’re “part of a collaborative project with other news outlets.”
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A new study from Pew finds that users who visit a site directly spend much more time there than those who arrive via Facebook or a search engine.
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The Times, Washington Post, and others saw record numbers for mobile traffic. Others, like CNN, used election night to experiment with their design.
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As The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post continue to experiment with video, the challenge is not to reinvent television.
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Ben Smith wants to increase the impact of breaking news and decrease the echo from redundant reporting. Justin Ellis
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343What’s the right news experience on a phone? Stacy-Marie Ishmael and BuzzFeed are trying to figure it out
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