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Charlie Warzel

The Native Advertising Argument Is Far From Over

Andrew Sullivan, Ben Smith face off in spirited debate

Every so often the stars align and the panel gods break the monotonous cycle of dispassionate, talking point-riddled "new media" discussions. Such was the case last night during a spirited…

New York Times Co. Will Try to Sell Off Boston Globe

Amid ad struggles, publisher looks to shed assets

The New York Times announced it planned to unload The Boston Globe and its related properties, which would further strip the company of assets outside of the paper of record.…

Reuters Snatches Up Ex-NYT Editor Jim Roberts

The Twitter-obsessed newsman slated to become the executive editor of Reuters digital

Reuters has hired former New York Times managing editor Jim Roberts as executive editor of Reuters digital, per a company memo from Reuters digital editor Chrystia Freeland to staff this afternoon. Roberts,…

SB Nation Sets All-Time Daily Traffic Record During the Super Bowl

Blog network draws 4.5 million unique visitors, nearly 50,000 comments during big game

Last Sunday, Web traffic took a 15 percent dive from normal patterns during the afternoon and evening as Americans across the country raided supermarkets, premptively loosened belt buckles and trudged…

Ars Technica Ads Get Ahead of the Story

Tech site develops predictive platform to monetize traffic surges

In an analytics-obsessed Web climate, everyone is chasing the big story. The problem is, more often than not, big breakout traffic scoops yield attention, eyeballs and notoriety, but very few…

New York Times Launches Incubator Program

Only days after a high profile series of buyouts, Times invests in the future

It's no secret that times are tough for the Gray Lady. A recent round of buyouts has seen a pack of top-level talent walk away from the paper, including a…

First Mover: McKay Coppins

The BuzzFeed editor on getting out of the campaign bubble

Specs Age 25 New gig Political editor, BuzzFeed Old gig Political reporter, BuzzFeed What’s your role as BuzzFeed’s political editor? It’s to build on the momentum the politics section gained in 2012. Which is…

Fast Chat: Michael Hastings Can't Quit the Campaign Trail

BuzzFeed and Rolling Stone reporter on Obama, Reddit, and winning elections

If the first draft of political history was written on Twitter during the 2012 presidential election, Michael Hastings wasn't far behind with his attempt at the second. Wasting no time…

We the People's Hits and Misses

The White House's petition site offers advocacy groups a useful tool

In recent months, the White House’s “We the People” petition site has been in the center of numerous mainstream media debates, drawing signatures by the 10s of thousands and eliciting…

Newsweek Unveils Its First Animated Cover

After shutting down print, newsweekly embraces GIF and animated Internet culture

Freed from the chains of print, Newsweek is continuing its streak of digital firsts to raise eyebrows for its tablet edition, whose Jan. 11 edition will feature an animated cover…

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