September 24, 2019

Creating an Alliance for Ads

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that BuzzFeed Inc., Group Nine Media Inc. and Insider Inc. were joining together to “create…

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September 20, 2019

Bringing Back Ad Networks

When I first started building websites over a decade ago, there were a couple of ways for a small site to make…

September 17, 2019

Why Steinberg Sold Cheddar

Before we get started, I wanted to thank everyone for sharing my last issue about The Athletic’s valuation. So many new people…

September 10, 2019

A Good Private Equity/Media Deal?

When we talk about media being purchased by private equity, it tends to be a sad story. But perhaps—and this is still…

August 23, 2019

Apple’s ITP 2.2 & Monetization

The discussion around user privacy is on the rise. The amount of information that companies have about you is massive and they…

August 20, 2019


August 16th was the last day for Pacific Standard’s operations after its lone benefactor, Sage Publications, decided to pull funding. This came…

August 14, 2019

Maybe Facebook Can Be a Friend?

Axios reported that Facebook is funding two new BuzzFeed shows, which we’ll get to. But buried in the report, a little tidbit…

August 13, 2019

Tumblr Sells for Under $3 Million

The Wall Street Journal broke the story today that “Verizon to Sell Tumblr to Owner.” And Axios’ Dan Primack reported that…

August 9, 2019

Welcome to A Media Operator

This has been an idea I’ve had on my mind for some time now. I think so much about the media business…