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BuzzFeed has figured out how to make content go viral. Can it figure out how to build community and reach younger audiences with podcasting?
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Launching today, BuzzFeed’s news app prioritizes notifications while providing stories from both BuzzFeed and other outlets.
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The viral masters aren’t just interested in pushing its U.S. model overseas: “The idea is that we want international offices to start being not just satellite offices, but being centers of gravity themselves.”
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“Our lists and quizzes, many of them focused on what it’s like to live one life or another, had mostly not been about growing up or being Latino.”
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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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Working with young reporters, City Bureau is telling the story of police misconduct in Chicago
“Those areas, more than any part of the city, have been disenfranchised over the past 100-plus years. Even though there’s coverage there, it’s often quick, one-hit coverage — parachute journalism.”
0The New York Times’ new Slack 2016 election bot sends readers’ questions straight to the newsroom
“Instead of asking you to come to us and be part of this massive room of people shouting over each other, you can bring us to you, and have us be, essentially, one more person in your conversation.”
020 years ago today, NYTimes.com debuted “on-line” on the web
“We all had a sense that something important was happening, but at the time there were actually very few users. So it was a bet on people getting online and buying more PCs.”
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