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Chris Rock Talks to Frank Rich About Ferguson, Cosby, and What 'Racial Progress' Really Means
www.vulture.comPhotographs by Martin Schoeller The last time Frank Rich had a conversation with Chris Rock was in early 1996, when they and the 1950s teen heartthrob Pat Boone were thrown together in a New York television studio as panelists on Bill Maher's old show Politically Incorrect.
U-Va. fraternity to rebut claims of gang rape in Rolling Stone
www.washingtonpost.comA lawyer for the University of Virginia fraternity whose members were accused of a brutal gang rape said Friday that the organization will release a statement rebutting the claims printed in a Rolling Stone article about the incident. Several of the woman's close friends and campus sex assault advocates said that they also doubt the published account.
A Note to Our Readers
www.rollingstone.comA note to Rolling Stone's readers about our UVA rape story.
Dark social traffic in the mobile app era
fusion.netAbout two years ago, I wrote a story about a strange phenomenon on the web: in a medium known for its ability to track people-following them around with Zappo's ads and such-it turns out that websites don't know where a substantial percentage of their visitors come from.
Yet Another Big Funding Round for a Big Web Publisher — This Time for Vox Media
recode.netRemember when investors didn't want to put money into content? That was a long time ago! Here's another example of where things stand today: Vox Media, the company behind high-profile sites including the Verge, SB Nation and Vox, has raised $46.5 million in a round led by General Atlantic.
Building the Next Generation of Media Brands (Memo to Vox Media Team)
www.linkedin.com(note: Today is a big day for Vox Media as we announced an investment from General Atlantic, a new executive, Lindsay Nelson, to run our Vox Creative unit and plans for our expansion. I couldn't be more excited about where we're heading in 2015 or prouder of the team that is taking us there.
Wired's Mat Honan Hired to Run New BuzzFeed Silicon Valley Bureau
recode.netMat Honan, the high-profile Wired writer and editor, has been hired by BuzzFeed to become its new Silicon Valley bureau chief. The online news site, which has been on a tear of late with a giant funding and a high-profile scoop about the naughty execs of Uber, is planning to build out a significant presence in the tech center.
Video Production Is on the Rise – But Who's Watching? | Mediashift | PBS
www.pbs.orgThis guest post is part of a series from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications' "Captivate" project, which presents insights from media industry thought leaders on new strategies for audience engagement. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here.
Matt Thompson Named Deputy Editor of TheAtlantic.com
www.theatlantic.comDecember 3, 2014 (Washington, D.C.)- Matt Thompson ( ) will join the leadership of TheAtlantic.com as the deputy editor. Thompson will work with the site's editor ( ) to help oversee editorial operations and shape strategic development at a time of record audience growth.
Money is pouring into media, but will it find the value it seeks?
gigaom.comAs a number of sites reported Sunday night, Vox Media has closed a new round of financing worth $46.5 million, which gives the company a theoretical value of close to $400 million, or almost twice what Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos paid for the Washington Post.