The Swarm of Bees Outside Vox Media, Explained – VICE

In Trump’s America, the press is under attack. You know what I’m talking about—in your head, do a montage of Donald Trump saying “fake news,” congressional candidates body-slamming reporters, and so on. But on Tuesday, that war intensified, when a swarm of bees lingered outside Vox Media’s New York City offices. What Are Bees? “Bees […]

Publishers flee Medium amid business model changes – Axios

Publishers are leaving Medium, the crowdsourced-based content platform, amid business changes that make It harder for them to make money. Most notably in the last month, Bill Simmon’s sports/culture blog The Ringer moved to Vox and Condé Nast’s tech blog BackChannel moved to Wired. Why it matters: Medium’s long-term solution to this problem is to wait until its subscription model […]

Gawker Estate Asks for Probe of Peter Thiel – WSJ

Advisers who represent what remains of Gawker Media Group in bankruptcy are exploring whether they can bring a viable lawsuit against Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire who helped finance Hulk Hogan’s successful legal battle against the publisher. Gawker on Tuesday asked a bankruptcy judge for permission to subpoena Mr. Thiel to obtain information upon […]

Journalists at Gothamist and DNAinfo Agree to Join Labor Union – The New York Times

Reporters and editors at the New York news organizations DNAinfo and Gothamist have agreed to unionize after combining their operations last month. An “overwhelming” majority of the 26 members of the newsroom staffs of the two websites signed cards agreeing to be represented by the Writers Guild of America East, according to organizers and staff […]

Cable News Chyrons Serve As Hilarious Live Fact-Checkers In Trump’s America

In a world of fake news and alternative facts, chyrons are setting the record straight. The tiny, digital, almost always “Breaking News”-adorned captions superimposed on the bottom of screens during newscasts were historically used to introduce the topic that reporters or political figures are addressing for audiences tuning in after the start of a segment. In other words, they’re usually unimportant […]