Business

Erin Griffith | Fortune | 7/2/2015

Video has taken over Facebook, with daily views on the platform growing four-fold to a whopping four billion in just a year. But until now, video creators haven’t had a way to make money on the platform.

 

Peggy McGlone and Amy Brittain | The Washington Post | 7/2/2015
Nearly seven years after opening a $477 million complex on a prime parcel of Pennsylvania Avenue, the Newseum floated a document saying it would consider offering an ownership stake in its building in exchange for an immediate influx of funds.
Zoë Schlanger | Newsweek | 7/2/2015
NPR is in the midst of contract negotiations with its employees’ union. In the meantime, the reporters, producers, and editors behind the company’s many shows took to Twitter on Wednesday to celebrate their colleagues’ work and support the union.
Laura Hazard Owen | NiemanLab | 7/2/2015
Netflix earned more than $5 billion in 2014. No wonder companies want to be “the Netflix of” other kinds of digital media — ebooks, magazines, music.
Jane Martinson | The Guardian | 7/2/2015
The BBC is to cut more than 1,000 jobs, mainly by slashing layers of management and squeezing back office functions such as marketing and communications.
Michael Calderone and Dave Jamieson | Huffington Post | 7/2/2015

NEW YORK -- When reporters covered President Barack Obama’s proposal Monday night to extend overtime pay to millions of additional Americans, some, still on the clock past dinnertime, may have wondered whether they’d make the cut.

 

Chad Bray | New York Times | 7/2/2015
Univision Holdings, the owner of the Spanish-language cable television networks Univision and Galavisión, intends to pursue an initial public offering in the United States, according to a filing on Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Susannah Nesmith | CJR | 7/2/2015
In 2012, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, in a show of faith in the future of local news, bought a chain of newspapers from Media General.
Lucia Moses | Digiday | 7/2/2015
The New York Times is finding success in targeting audiences on Facebook and getting them not just to visit the site but to subscribe, too.
Press Release | W.B. Grimes & Company | 7/1/2015
The acquisition includes the South Charlotte Weekly, Union County Weekly, Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly and the Pineville Pilot
Michael Sebastian | Advertising Age | 7/1/2015
The Huffington Post generated $146 million in revenue last year, according to a report in The New York Times Magazine.
Jim Romenesko | JimRomenesko.com | 7/1/2015
Last Tuesday, the union representing journalists at the Wall Street Journal and other Dow Jones properties asked members if they wanted to extend their contract with a small raise, or negotiate a new one.
Madalina Ciobanu | Journalism.co.uk | 7/1/2015
The internet has made access to news easier for people around the world and together with the increasing popularity of smartphones, news organisations can now tap into global audiences faster and better than before.