Viceland, the great attempt to make millennials care about cable, is producing a nightly prime-time two-hour live show. The program is called Vice Live, and I have absolutely no idea who it is for. Vice Live, according to Variety, “will serve as a showcase of sorts for all things Vice.” Except for anything related to … Continue reading Can a big live show save Viceland?
Joshua Topolsky's The Outline is hiring staff writers and editorial fellows. This is notable because the last time The Outline was in the news was when it laid off all of its staff writers a few weeks ago. That announcement triggered a freelancer boycott and a number of articles questioning the outlet's longterm sustainability. On … Continue reading Things may be looking up for The Outline, which is hiring new staff writers
Per Benjamin Mullin at the Wall Street Journal: Digital publisher Mic Network Inc. has agreed to sell itself to women-focused publisher Bustle Digital Group for about $5 million, according to a person familiar with the matter—a fraction of Mic’s valuation less than two years ago. Mic laid off almost all of its employees ahead of … Continue reading The Mic-Bustle deal is official: Around $5m, every editorial staffer gone
Two stories I'd like to quickly highlight today: one from the Miami Herald and the other from the New York Times. Both are fantastic (and long!) pieces of journalism, and both are united by the common theme of the depravity of our elites, and how traditional systems of justice and basic human traits like morality … Continue reading Quick Flags: Power controls all