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Longtime Rolling Stone Contributor Matt Taibbi Discusses His New News Venture

And his famous squid

Specs Who Matt Taibbi New gig Editor of an as-yet-unnamed digital magazine for First Look Media Old gig Contributing editor for Rolling Stone Rolling Stone was such a hugely influential platform for you—is it risky…

The Wall Street Journal Launches Native Ad Studio

First product, Narratives, to launch March 11

The Wall Street Journal is jumping on the native ad bandwagon with the launch of a new content division, WSJ. Custom Studios. The division will offer the Journal’s first native…

Ezra Klein Explains His New News Site, Vox

Promises to make news interesting

Ezra Klein’s forthcoming news site will be called simply Vox and will be an antidote to the “vegetables” approach to news, he announced in a video post-style manifesto last night. In…

Jack Griffin Named CEO of Tribune Publishing

Will head publishing division after spinoff

The Tribune Co. named the leadership of its soon-to-be-spun-off print division, Tribune Publishing Co., with veteran magazine publisher and its former advisor Jack Griffin heading it as CEO. Tribune Publishing will consist of…

The Washington Post's Native Ads Get Editorial Treatment

Borrowing from newsroom

Even as native ads naysayers argue for clear labeling and design cues so readers don’t confuse them with actual journalism, publishers and advertisers have pushed to make the units look…

Hearst Is Staking Its Future on an Editor Turned CEO

After a record $10 billion year

When SmartMoney made its debut in 1992, it was anything but another staid business magazine. A joint venture of Dow Jones and Hearst Magazines, it mixed humor with provocative stories,…

The Guardian's Unusual Take on Native Ads

Kicking off campaign with Unilever

The Guardian is jumping on the native ad trend—but, in character for the British newspaper, it’s doing so in its own way. Today it announced the first client, Unilever, of…

Bill Keller's Exit From The New York Times Points to Growth in Nonprofit Model

Startups face bright future, but challenges, too

Bill Keller, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondent and former executive editor, is leaving to become editor in chief of The Marshall Project, a nonprofit journalism startup. And while…

Ad of the Day: Newspaper Brilliantly Reenacts Scenes From Art, Music and Film in One Take

Grey London's 'Icons'

In marketing, sometimes the greatest obstacle to greatness can be attempting to re-create greatness. Advertising seems to know only how to cheapen art, making it incredibly rare to find an…

Study: Print Coupons Are Still More Popular Than Digital Deals Among Moms

78% cannot quit the paper

Digital, evidently, hasn't destroyed the newspaper coupon. Heads of household still search paper media for deals more than they do Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc., per a study by Womensforum.com, which…

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