With the launch of The Upshot from the New York Times, there are now three major sites going after the “explanatory journalism” market. Each has its own unique flavor, but is the market for that kind of content really large enough to support that many sites?
The New York Times is launching The Upshot, a new site that its editor says will offer a combination of data journalism and explanatory reporting — and also try to go head-to-head with new high-profile projects like Ezra Klein’s Vox and Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight
Washington Post editor-in-chief Marty Baron defended his decision not to finance Ezra Klein’s vision for a news Wikipedia, saying it didn’t make financial sense. He was probably right — but the Post should have done it anyway
Vox, the new explanatory journalism site from former Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein, launched on Sunday and it does many things well — including a design based on information “cards” that looks good on a mobile device. But it faces some significant challenges
Lara Setrakian, a former foreign correspondent for ABC News, started Syria Deeply because she believed that a news site focused on a specific topic would fill a need in the journalism marketplace — and she is planning to expand that idea with other sites like Arctic Deeply
I am embarrassingly uninformed on certain current events. I’m hoping Vox can help fix that.
An increasing number of new-media startups — and even new projects by existing media outlets — are aimed at bringing context, background and analysis to the news instead of just trying to be the first to report something, and that’s a very beneficial development
Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff, who just hired former Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein and a team to reinvent online news with something called Project X, says the new venture will be funded primarily by advertising — but is that going to be enough to pay the bills?
Ezra Klein, who left his Wonkblog empire at the Washington Post for a new project, announced on Sunday night that he is joining Vox Media to build a news site that will focus on adding context to important stories
After his offer of a co-ownership deal was rebuffed, Wonkblog founder Ezra Klein is leaving the Washington Post for his own venture — a departure that reminds more than one media watcher of how the Post lost what would eventually become Politico.