Remember when bitcoin was going to disrupt the world’s banking system? That was two years ago and, while new payment platforms like Venmo and Apple Pay have gained traction, virtual currencies now feel more like a fad than a phenomenon.
In a series of interviews, BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti talked with blogger Felix Salmon about the rise of Huffington Post, the evolution of BuzzFeed and the future of media. It’s really long, so we picked out the most interesting and/or important parts
Felix Salmon is right when he says that only journalists really care about who broke the news about a specific event — what really matters to readers is whom they trust to give them context and understanding
Financial and media blogger Felix Salmon says he is leaving Reuters to join Fusion, a cable channel co-owned by ABC and Univision, because the future of storytelling and communication is not in text but in video, animation and other digital experiments
Full-blown crowdfunding — which allows anybody to buy shares in any company on the internet — has attracted hype, but it’s still not here. There are good reasons for that.
SecondMarket made its name – and a lot of its money – as a forum for pre-IPO Facebook shares. Now, it’s betting on Bitcoin and other exotic investments to reclaim mojo; but its best opportunity may be as a service provider to a growing ranks of angel investors.
With the proliferation of new publishing platforms — and not just blogs or social networks, but also all-digital publishers like Medium, LinkedIn and the Huffington Post — how does a writer decide where they should put their work?
“Native advertising” is on the lips of everyone in publishing and advertising these days. Blogger and skeptic Felix Salmon asked executives from BuzzFeed and Forbes what it really means.
You might have noticed that there is an active debate around the future of freelance journalism in a digital-first world. As a digital writer & founder of a digital-only media company, I have my own twist on this tale. Have a read.
Newspapers find themselves at a crossroads: they need to generate more revenue in order to stay in business, but some of the ways they could do that might conflict with the public-interest aspect of journalism. How do they find a middle road — or can they?