First, Mike Isaac with the New York Times analyzes Buzzfeed's move to go beyond lists for content (4,239 shares). On that same subject, Henry Mance at the Financial Times teases, "You’ll never guess how much BuzzFeed raised from Andreessen Horowitz" (180 shares). Alternatively titled by Bloomberg's Anousha Sakoui: "how the FT used clickbait to make you read a story about Buzzfeed."
Also at the NYT, Ravi Somaiya reports that Harper’s publisher stands firm in his defense of print and paywall (1,126 shares) and David Carr discusses how media companies are spinning off newspapers to uncertain futures (3,256 shares). "Newspaper owners, says @carr2n, are like people who burn the furniture before showing their homes," New Yorker's Nicholas Thompson summarizes.
Then Wired's Mat Honan confesses, "I liked everything I saw on Facebook for two days. Here’s what it did to me" (1,699 shares). Or as Guardian's Chris Moran chose to bill it, "Guy likes everything he sees on Facebook, surprised when feed becomes polluted with crap."
Meanwhile, Alex T. Williams writes for Pew Research on the growing pay gap between journalism and public relations (262 shares). "For every reporter, there are 4.6 people in public relations PR pay is better ($56k v $36k)," details Conrad Hackett at Pew.