Looking beyond Facebook, BuzzFeed turns to new business models

The Facebook-Google duopoly has become an intractable problem for media companies today. BuzzFeed thinks more diversified revenue streams are a partial solution.

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | December 13, 2017

Adaptation, A/B testing and analytics: How BuzzFeed optimizes the news for its audience

Multiple versions of articles — with different headlines but also of different lengths and using different thumbnail art — are shown to visitors until a winning combination emerges after a couple of hours.

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | September 19, 2017

4 revealing takeaways from the GEN Summit 2017

At the Global Editors Network Summit in Vienna, leading media figures discussed the ongoing digital journalism revolution, from mobile news to augmented reality.

Damian Radcliffe | July 07, 2017

A look back at this year's biggest advances in analytics

Throughout 2015, the ways in which we publish and share content changed dramatically — as did the ways in which we measure our content's success.

Alexandra Kanik | December 23, 2015

Why email newsletters are back in vogue

Amid the social media clutter and constant influx of information, digital publishers like Vox and BuzzFeed are turning their attention to newsletters. 

Natasha Tynes | March 11, 2015

Visualize news stories with these top tips

Five tips for telling a great visual story, Instagram wants a larger — and experienced — editorial staff and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | February 06, 2015

British newspaper editors demand digital protection

Britain's top newspaper editors request Prime Minister David Cameron protect journalists' privacyCharlie Hebdo launches a mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows phones and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | January 23, 2015

Three media companies that thrived in 2014 — and will continue to in 2015

Vice Media, BuzzFeed and Vox Media hit it big this year as venture capitalists began making sizeable investments in the digital media companies.

Ashley Nguyen | December 30, 2014
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Strategies for making your newsroom think mobile-first

Mobile leaders from The New York Times, CNN and BuzzFeed gathered at the Online News Association conference in Chicago to discuss their newsrooms' mobile-first strategies. 

Margaret Looney | October 09, 2014