Mike Shields

Do Advertisers Have Any Use for Blog Networks?

Glam Media and Say Media, for example

As the digital ad market races toward programmatic and native, do advertisers have any use for blog networks like Glam Media and Say Media? Once, such networks were seen as an…

So Much for 2008: Election Shatters Digital News Records enjoys biggest night ever, along with, Politico, others

It turns out all the breathless speculation was correct. Down to its core, the 2012 presidential campaign was indeed the digital election. While most media types anticipated a record-setting night for…

11 Other Localish Companies Google Might Buy

PaidContent Founder Takes on Travel Biz

Rafat Ali unveils latest content venture, Skift

Is the travel category in need of a digital media disruption? Rafat Ali believes so. Ali, who in the early 2000s founded PaidContent, has unveiled Skift, a Web property targeted at…

Of Course Condé Nast Was at E3

Magazine giant unveils fashion-themed game at video game convention

Tucked in a far corner of the vast Los Angeles Convention Center, past the crowded bar, past the babes dressed like Star Trek crewmembers, past the massive HD sets blasting…

NBCU Exploring Buyback of

Executives looking to push more of cable voice onto the Web

Chris Matthews must be getting that tingling feeling down his leg again. He and his colleagues may soon have a giant news site to call their own. That’s because NBCUniversal is…

First Mover: Chris Mohney

Tumblr's first EIC on the blog platform becoming more of a publishing hub

For people that don’t get Tumblr or think it’s just another blogging tool, how do you explain it? It’s an experience for creative people. But it’s less about people themselves.… Veteran Jumps to Martini Media

Thomas O'Regan to become chief revenue officer at affluent-centric network

Thomas O'Regan, longtime sales chief at, has been named chief revenue officer at Martini Media, which specializes in reaching an affluent demographic. O'Regan, most recently vp of ad sales at… Enables Facebook's Automated Sharing

Publisher the latest to sign on for Open Graph, with some restrictions

Publishers are warming to Facebook’s Open Graph—with some reservations. For example, last week began rolling out Facebook’s social sharing product on select news pages. Users who opt in will automatically…

Yahoo Sets Out to 'Remake' Yahoo News

Documentary series 'Remake America' will track families struggling with economy

Remake America is a new weekly series that will trace six middle-class families as they struggle to deal with a still-recovering U.S. economy. The documentary-styled show will run through the…