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Buzzfeed Editor Has Term Coined After Him

Buzzfeed Editor Has Term Coined After Him

Ben Smith, editor in chief of Buzzfeed, has now had a term coined after him. To most people, "BenSmithing" is when an article is written that deals with a Democratic Party scandal, but with the main goal of dismissing the issue at hand. To BuzzFeed colleagues, however, the term is a catchall for [Full Story…]

#NYTimes Relaunches #Android News App

#NYTimes Relaunches #Android News App

The New York Times' newly relaunched Android news app features more than 25 sections of the paper, including news, opinion, videos, slide shows and blogs. The Times said the app allows for a full set of sharing options across social media and email. It also has offline reading ability and allows [Full Story…]

Launch.it Centralizes #CES Startup News

Launch.it Centralizes #CES Startup News

NY-based startup, Launch.it was chosen to manage the startup news onslaught at the Consumer Electronics Show next month. According to VentureBeat, the company's platform will act as a central platform for exhibitors to publish news, and distribute contact information at the Eureka Park CES and [Full Story…]

Analytics Help #Media Companies Generate Higher Page Traffic

Analytics Help #Media Companies Generate Higher Page Traffic

Visual Revenue, a NY-based data analytics firm, provides real-time information management for news organizations including Forbes and the New York Daily News. According to Crain's New York Business, it offers a new generation of data analytics -- one that journalists fear might someday replace [Full Story…]

NowThis News Makes a Showing in Online and Mobile Video News

NowThis News Makes a Showing in Online and Mobile Video News

NowThis News is attempting to revamp news with video news content. The company was founded by Eric Hippeau and Ken Lerer, both Huffington Post ex-executives. The app and website feature professionally produced video content in short segments. The site has content from other networks and repackaged [Full Story…]

Former NY HuffPo Founders Launch NowThis News App

Former NY HuffPo Founders Launch NowThis News App

Ken Lerer and Eric Hippeau, both former Huffington Post executives, recently released their social video news app, NowThis News. The goal of the app is to make watching news an interesting and exciting experience for the newer generations of consumers.  According to paidContent, the app has [Full Story…]

TONY Partners with CourseHorse for Online Class Listings

TONY Partners with CourseHorse for Online Class Listings

Time Out New York's parent company Time Out Group has partnered with Internet startup CourseHorse. This will allow TONY to post local educational listings and discounts. Tim Boswell, director of transactions for Time Out North America told FolioMag that, “Everything starts with your audience—you try [Full Story…]

HuffPo Launches Internet TV Talk Channel

HuffPo Launches Internet TV Talk Channel

The Huffington Post launched an Internet TV news/talk channel yesterday.  The channel, Huff Post Live, offers 12 hours of live weekday programming. Commentators are both paid hosts and viewers who participate via their own webcams and Google Hangouts. Huff Po’s co-founder Kenneth Lerer is [Full Story…]

BuzzFeed Tries to Reengineer Wire Stories

BuzzFeed Tries to Reengineer Wire Stories

Wire stories are the basis of journalism, but in the age of Facebook and Twitter, news is easily repeated over and over again. Ben Smith, the editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed, sees this repetition as an issue. Smith was hired in 2011 and has since hired a staff of reporters and built more of a news [Full Story…]

NY Startup theSkimm Brings Curated News To Inboxes

NY Startup theSkimm Brings Curated News To Inboxes

NY's Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin quit their jobs at NBC to launch TheSkimm, a daily email spotlighting a few major news stories spanning from sports to tech to politics. The news is framed in a conversational way, and they re-write the highlights in chunks like "The Story" "The What" and "The [Full Story…]

Next Media Opens Office in NY

Next Media Opens Office in NY

Next Media, a Hong Kong media company that broadcasts and creates animated "news cartoons" based on big news stories from around the world (usually causing a viral stir online e.g. the Penn State scandal), has opened up an office in NY for a new NY news focused site called Big Apple [Full Story…]

Patch and Main Street Connect Talk #Hyperlocal News at #SFS11

Patch and Main Street Connect Talk #Hyperlocal News at #SFS11

At the Street Fight Summit taking place in New York this week, the CEO's of AOL's Patch and Main Street Connect, both hyperlocal news networks,  explained their differences on whether size matters regarding these sites. Patch, which has 870 sites across 24 states, sells to bigger advertisers while [Full Story…]

SchoolBook: New York Education Reporting Goes “Hyperlocal”

SchoolBook: New York Education Reporting Goes “Hyperlocal”

    By Jermaine Taylor Organizers behind SchoolBook, the “hyperlocal” news partnership between the New York Times and WNYC, say the site aims to “convene a conversation” about New York’s 2,500 public and private schools by providing in-depth “news, data and conversation”—the [Full Story…]

WABC Talks New TV Studio on UWS

WABC Talks New TV Studio on UWS

WABC's new studio fronts the corner of 66th Street and Columbus Avenue near Lincoln Center and is a marvelous technological innovation, according to TV NewsCheck. “We looked at [the space] as a street-front studio, but the problem was the ceiling height,” WABC General Manager Dave Davis told TV [Full Story…]

CBS Launches Video App for NY Radio Stations

CBS Launches Video App for NY Radio Stations

CBS has recently launched an app for NY that provides access to video content from its CBS 2 station, 1010 WINS, CBS 880, and WFAN sports Radio 660 radio stations. Differentiating itself from other stations who have separate apps for their local newscasts, CBS has bundled all its local content from [Full Story…]