Media Monday

Mar 24, 2014

According to the New York Times, BuzzFeed Unites With an Alumnus of Gawker. Danielle Ivory there said, “15 BuzzFeed writers will search Whisper for possible stories & Whisper will let them access internal search engines.” Christopher Mims from Quartz explained it as: “Buzzfeed + Whisper + Neetzan Zimmerman = you may never read actual news again.” Freelancer Steve Silberman added: “Journalism, 2014.”

If that’s not millenial-leaning enough for your Monday, read about Silicon Valley's Brutal Ageism from The New Republic’s Noam Scheiber. Mark Gongloff with Huffington Post looked on the bright side: “Silicon Valley is not just for sexism any more.” Michelle Coffey at MarketWatch tweeted: “'Young people are just smarter': Zuckerberg in 2007. Today, younger workers in Silicon Valley turn to plastic surgery.” Eric Brown at the International Business Times summed it up thusly: “Working in the tech industry sounds like a nightmare and San Francisco is basically Logan's Run.”

Meanwhile, Bloomberg News reports that Murdoch-Backed Vice Media Weighs IPO With Gonzo Reports. Andy Fixmer there said, “Vice Media founder says an IPO could value his company equal to Twitter.” Jacob Weisberg at Slate added, “We'd be crazy not to sell now, before bubble bursts, says Vice CEO.”

For another group effort from the Journal, here’s Apple in Talks with Comcast About Streaming-TV Service, written by Daisuke Wakabayashi, Amol Sharma, and Shalini Ramachandran. Sherman Frederick said, “I am streaming more TV these days. This story indicates it's the wave of the future.”

In his Sunday column, the TimesDavid Carr says Risks Abound as Reporters Play in Traffic. Matt Porter at the Palm Beach Post said it’s "...a contender for headline of the year. The article is also very good.” Chris Roper at the Mail & Guardian added: “The inestimable @carr2n on, well, on how he might be estimable after all.”

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