Yahoo News set out to produce an unconventional two weeks of convention coverage. In the end, the site generated 60 million page views from 236 stories, and 44 million streams from 270 original videos. The 24 million video views from the RNC and the 20 million from the DNC were the two highest weeks ever for Yahoo News Video.
Struggling tech and media giant Yahoo dropped the axe on seven content verticals today. Yahoo Food, Health, Parenting, Makers, Travel, Autos and Real Estate will no longer exist as stand-alone digital magazines. Instead, the publisher will focus on its four remaining verticals: News, Sports, Finance and Lifestyle.
After covering television in the print and digital journalism worlds, The New York Times reporter Brian Stelter will be making the leap to a network he's been covering his entire journalistic career: CNN. "I've been at the @nytimes since college, so it's surreal to be leaving," tweeted Stelter. "I've learned everything here.
Yahoo News has poached Megan Liberman from The New York Times to serve as the news portal's editor in chief. She starts in her new post today.
CES isn’t just a critical time for TV manufacturers, tablet companies and electronic roller skate inventors to lay out their wares for the year. It’s also turning out to be a vital time for the future of Yahoo.
Wenner Media struck a deal with Yahoo that will lend some of Wenner’s name-brand power to the online news network by creating original entertainment content for both publishers’ sites.
It would appear everyone is looking to bring the social arm of the Internet into the digital video sphere. Yesterday, The Huffington Post kicked off HuffPost Live, a sometimes manic 12-hours-per-day swatch of live programming geared toward providing a democratic and socially driven take on the news of the day.
Yahoo just can't seem to stay out of the news this week. On Wednesday (July 18) it announced Hillary Frey will take the reins as editor in chief of Yahoo News after nearly a year with the company.
Score one for Team Media at Yahoo, which finally seems to have won the ad world's blessing with the interim appointment of Ross Levinsohn as CEO.
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 remainder of the year, examining how these families cope—and eventually how they elect to vote in the 2012 presidential election.