BuzzFeed Is About To Get A Lot Bigger

BuzzFeed, the publisher you either love or hate (or possibly some strange mixture of the two) announced a major expansion plan, propelled by a fresh injection of cash in the form of a $50 million series E round of funding…

6 Ways The Onion’s Clickbait Parody Site Is Everything – What You Read Here May Change Your Life

Today, The Onion launched Clickhole, its self-described “latest and greatest online social experience filled with the most clickable, irresistibly shareable content anywhere on the internet.” And here’s why it’s absolutely everything. 1. It’s literally impossible to tell the difference between…

Robin Roberts To Be Honored With Award

Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts will be the recipient of the 2014 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from Arizona State University’s Cronkite School. The school revealed that Roberts would be receiving the award on October 6 during…

If Online Media Is Decaying, Is Facebook to Blame?

You’d probably laugh if some higher up at Little Caesars posted an epic diatribe blasting the state of modern pizza. You might scratch your head if this exec, let’s call him Bob, ranted about lesser quality pizza, and how the…

Newscred, Percolate, Brand.com Scheme To Alter Digital Content Creation

A group of companies is seeking to change the face of content creation and alter how brands are able to connect with target audiences online. They’re attempting to make an impact on the online news industry in a way that’s…

CNN Fires News Editor over 50 Instances of Plagiarism

CNN has fired a news editor after they discovered around 50 instances of plagiarism in her articles. Marie-Louise Gumuchian has been terminated after CNN’s internal investigation. According to the company, Gumuchian wrote frequently about international events–especially in Africa, Europe, and…

Facebook Recommends Fake News

Facebook is drawing some criticism for recommending questionable content to users with its “related articles” algorithm. Given the company’s recent focus on becoming a news provider, that’s not a good thing. In December, Facebook began displaying sets of articles under…

Facebook Launches FB Newswire For Journalists

Facebook announced the launch of FB Newswire on Thursday. It’s powered by Storyful, and is described as a way for journalists and newsrooms to find, share, and embed newsworthy content from Facebook. This is keeping in line with other recent…

Jeff Bezos And Others Give Business Insider $12 Million

Business Insider announced on Wednesday that it has raised a new $12 million round of funding from existing investors including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Others include IVP, RRE, and Gordon Crovitz. According to CEO Henry Blodget, Business Insider will use…

Snowplow TV Reporter: Wave of Snow ‘Videobombs’ Live Standup

Some snowplows take snowball fighting a little too far. During a live TV coverage Monday morning in Salem County, New Jersey, one of Philadelphia’s local reporters was crushed by a wave of snow. WTXF-TV Fox 29’s Steve Keeley was reporting about the trendy snowstorm…