Earlier this week, PandoDaily founder and CEO Sarah Lacy announced the tech publication had raised a Series A funding round of $1.2 million, led by "an unconventional group of investors in Tennessee organized by Nashville-based Jumpstart Foundry," as[...]
Bill Keller, the former executive editor of The New York Times, announced Sunday that he will be leaving his current position as Times columnist to take the editor in chief position at The Marshall Project, a nonprofit journalism startup primarily re[...]
Recode reports that former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar is leading the development of a new startup, The Fremont Project, which will allow readers to choose from a selection of premium magazine and newspaper titles.
Kilar's "Hulu for magazines" concept ce[...]
Contently, a 'storytelling platform' aiming to connect journalists with content marketing opportunities, has raised a $9 million funding round with participation from Sigma Prime, Sigma West, Contour Ventures and angel investor Dave Lerner, according[...]
The Dodo, a news site focused on animals, officially launched earlier today, according to TechCrunch. Unlike the thousands (millions?) of animal-focused sites popping up daily, The Dodo has the Magic Media touch of Ken Lerer, the Huffington Post/Buzz[...]
Some major shifts in tech-blog staffing this week -- a few basic editorial replacements at TechCrunch, along with outright signs of trouble for PandoDaily.
At TechCrunch, co-editor-in-chief Eric Eldon is stepping down, writing that "it's time to t[...]
Chen Guangbiao’s high profile quest to purchase the New York Times has ended. According to Forbes, Mr. Chen’s announcement came after a “small shareholder,” who had apparently agreed to help Mr. Chen arrange the deal, became angered by the recycling [...]
NBCUniversal is officially the new home Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher and the AllThingsD team, according to Bloomberg. Mossberg and Swisher, in the spirit of journalist salary-men-turned-moguls, have negotiated a majority stake in the site, with NBC an[...]
Media conglomerate E.W. Scripps has purchased Newsy, a digital video "news analyzer," for $35 million, according to TechCrunch.
Newsy, founded in 2008, has raised about $3.5 million in venture funding. Unlike an acquisition by a tech company -- li[...]
According to Gigaom, former Wall Street Journal writer Jessica Lessin launched her subscription-only news site The Information this week, offering $39/month or $399/year access.
In Lessin's inaugural 'Letter from the Editor' -- the only article I [...]
Earlier this week, PandoDaily acqui-hired Las Vegas-based journalism startup NSFWCORP, according to a blog post by PandoDaily founder/editor Sarah Lacy, officially bringing the "tech blog circle jerk" full circle.
Neither PandoDaily nor Vegas Tech[...]
According to TechCrunch, Yahoo has hired ABC reporter Katie Couric -- a.k.a. "America's Sweetheart" -- to fill the role of 'Global Anchor' for the site's digital content.
CEO Marissa Mayer announced the hire on Yahoo's official Tumblr, and noted t[...]