Pontifications from the press
The Capital New York we all know and love will soon be called POLITICO New York as as the parent company sets expansion plans across the U.S and Europe (300+). "POLITICO Alabama. Make it happen!" pleads Jack Shafer. "The media desks at @politico and @capitalnewyork are being merged "into one big media coverage machine,"" notes Capital senior media editor Alex Weprin. Here's the Politico side's announcement, too, which points out "The news comes on the same day that POLITICO Europe, the company's Brussels-based venture, announced a slew of new hires and bureaus ahead of its April 21 debut."
In news we're tired of hearing, being a newspaper reporter is now "the worst job of 2015" because now print jobs have dropped even below lumberjacks (6,000+ hate shares). Not a bad share strategy. The Atlantic dissects the eternal return of BuzzFeed (200+). "It’s *scary* how well this description of 1920s magazine innovations fits news sites today," points out the piece's co-author Robinson Meyer. In tech media, Yahoo is in talks to buy Foursquare (1,000+). Shane Dingman with Globe and Mail reacts, "It's been a while since Marissa Mayer did anything dramatic, time for Yahoo to buy @foursquare? For $900M!?!?!"