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Charlie Warzel

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…

10 Great Moments in Web Journalism Besides Deadspin's Te'o Scoop

From Favre to Bubba to FarmVille, the big stories that put pubs on the map

Brett Favre’s penis was certainly a big deal, so to speak. But Manti Te'o’s imaginary/made up dead girlfriend has thrust Gawker Media's Deadspin into the spotlight like never before. As of…

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…

The Real Problem With The Atlantic's Sponsored Post

Debacle proves that above all else, native ads need to feel native

The collective fury of the media chattering class was in full force yesterday evening as journalists, ad folks and casual readers alike sounded off on Twitter over a sponsored post…

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…

Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Dead at 26

Thousands head to Twitter and Internet to pay tribute

The Internet is in mourning today after the apparent suicide of 26-year-old programmer and activist Aaron Swartz, who among his many contributions to the Web helped to pioneer RSS and…

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…

A.J. Daulerio Out as Gawker Editor in Chief

Always colorful, he grew traffic and brought an investigative focus to the blog

After just a little over a year as Gawker’s front man, A.J. Daulerio announced to staff and via email that his tenure at the popular blog has come to an…

The Biggest New Media Trend Is Analytics Transparency

Increasing demand to watch digital media at work

If we've seen one trend in the past few years across digital media (besides large-scale growth), it's a transparency that is often lacking in the corporate boardroom culture of major…

Mo' Traffic but No Mobile Money

Web publishers' mobile traffic is soaring—and that's not necessarily a good thing

Remember the long-awaited mobile boom? Well, it’s here, and it’s a headache. It was a banner year for mobile traffic (Google alone drew over 100 million unique visitors last September, per…

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