The calendar turns toward year’s end and news media are filled with lists of the bests, year-end roundups and predictions for 2015. The lists and roundups are the easy part — the predictions slightly more taxing, requiring additional thought.
It’s been another tough year for journalism. Traditional media companies continued to shed headcount. Management troubles led to mass staff exoduses at new digital media company First Look and The New Republic.
NEW YORK -– The massive Sony hack has left editors with a decision sure to be studied in media ethics classes for years to come: Should journalists report on materials stolen from a corporation by hackers?
BuzzFeed announced today that it’s acquiring the talent team behind mobile app developer Hyper IQ, a significant investment in building native apps for a publisher that’s traditionally been web- and social-first.
They gambled, and it paid off. On the day President Obama announced he would move forward with talks aimed at normalizing relations with Cuba, “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley stunned many observers when he appeared–looking crisp in a suit and tie–in Havana, the only evening news anchor on the island Wednesday night.