Morning Media Newsfeed: PDaily Buys NSFW Corp | Duffy Slams BuzzFeed | NYT Shuffles Media Desk

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PandoDaily Acquires NSFW Corp to Double Down on Investigative Reporting (PandoDaily)
There are three people who have long been on my dream team to help me build PandoDaily. One of them I’ve still gotta work on. The second is Mike Tatum, who keeps saying no and then keeps doing work for us for free anyway. The third is joining us by way of acquisition. I’m sure regular readers can guess who I am talking about: Paul Carr. I’m thrilled to announce that PandoDaily has reached a deal to acquire his company, NSFW Corp. FishbowlNY The deal comes on the heels of a recent chronicling on PandoDaily of Carr’s journalism crowd-funding efforts. Looks like he just accelerated that initiative and we are personally thrilled that NSFW Corp will live on. The Guardian Carr’s last venture was surprisingly old-school. NSFW Corp, a news site that billed itself as “The Economist written by the Daily Show,” put out a print magazine — and it even put up a paywall. Despite winning fans, it didn’t make money. Poynter / MediaWire NSFW Corp tried to raise money to keep going independently in September. It laid off three people earlier in November.

BuzzFeed’s Former ‘Copyranter’ Rants About Being Fired: ‘They Shouldn’t Have Hired Me’ (TheWrap)
Mark Duffy, a copywriter-turned-ad critic, was fired from BuzzFeed last month, and now he has written a “BuzzFeedy listicle” to countdown 10 “possible” reasons he was fired. The possibilities Duffy listed in his Gawker post on Monday include his age (“The average age in the editorial department is late 20s. I am 15-plus years older than Ben Smith and CEO Jonah Peretti”), regular confrontations with editors (“Everybody at BuzzFeed is a f*cking ‘editor’”), occasional editorial-wide emails scolding employees for a dirty workplace (“What can I say, I hate untidiness”) and bad-mouthing advertisers who advertised on BuzzFeed. Gawker Duffy: “I got fired from a website with a staff that had grown from under 100 to well over 400 during my 18 months of employment. Fired from a place that basically fires nobody.” Business Insider Smith deleted at least one post from his site after Unilever, one of the larger global advertisers, complained about a post that was critical of its advertising for Axe body spray, according to Duffy.

New York Times Promotes Bruce Headlam, Peter Lattman (FishbowlNY)
The New York Times has promoted Bruce Headlam and Peter Lattman. Headlam, who has been with the Times’ media desk since 2008, will move to video, where he’ll become managing editor of video. He’ll report to Abramson. Headlam will be working closely with Rebecca Howard, general manager of video production. Lattman succeeds Headlam as media editor. Lattman joined the Times in 2010. He has been covering Wall Street, white collar crime and more for DealBook since joining the paper. Capital New York Lattman is a heavyweight at the Times, having been poached from The Wall Street Journal in 2010. He’s been reporting recently on News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch’s divorce proceedings. This is the latest move on a media desk that has seen a fair amount of shuffling lately, with TV news reporter Brian Stelter having just left for CNN and print media reporter Christine Haughney about to go on maternity leave.

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USA Today Won’t Publish Handout Photos From White House (Poynter / MediaWire)
In a memo to staff Sunday, USA Today deputy director of multimedia Andrew P. Scott said the news organization will not use “handout photos originating from the White House Press Office, except in very extraordinary circumstances.” Such circumstances would have to involve “legitimate national security restrictions” as well as “very high news value,” Scott writes. The policy “simply codifies our existing practices on how we treat WH images,” Scott tells Poynter in an email.