• NY Times Readers Not Happy With "Verified" Comments
    Many online readers of The New York Times apparently aren’t happy with its “verified commenters” system. “These few hundred people whose comments are posted without moderation can end up dominating the reader commenting system,” writes the paper’s public editor Margaret Sullivan. “And that causes quite understandable resentment among thousands of others.”
  • Tipsy Turns Readers Into Web Site Benefactors
    Nieman Lab takes a look at Tipsy -- a free browser extension that records how much time users spend on their favorite Web sites, and then divvies up a set among of money to donate to each of them. “Participating publishers can then receive these donations from readers via PayPal or Dwolla, an online payment service with no transaction fees,” it reports.
  • The Evolution Of Refinery29
    NiemanLab considers the evolution of Refinery29 from a hipsterish fashion blog to a general news and information resource for some 25 million “millennial-minded” readers. According to the site’s cofounder and co-CEO Philippe Von Borries: “It’s about a broad, progressive, new global mindset…not an age group that spans 20 widely disparate years.”
  • 'Refinery29' Bolsters Sales Team
    Online publisher 'Refinery29' is bolstering its sales team with the addition of two new execs on the business side. Buzzfeed's Zach Davis and The New York Times' Steve Shalit are joining 'Refinery29' to expand its lifestyle and video strategy capabilities for brand partners.
  • 'Boston Globe' Owner Bowing Health News Publication
    Boston Globe owner John Henry is launching a new publication dedicated to coverage of health, medicine and life sciences. “The new offering, called Stat, will be edited by Rick Berke, formerly an assistant managing editor at The New York Times and a former executive editor at Politico,” The New York Times reports.  
  • 'Guardian' US Appoints New Execs
    'The Guardian' US announced two new senior appointments to its business operations based in New York this week.
  • Bloomberg Media Names Havens Global Head of Digital
    M. Scott Havens has been appointed global head of digital for Bloomberg Media, effective November 16, the business news and information publisher announced this week.
  • Trusted Media Appoints Casey CMO
    Alec Casey has been appointed chief marketing officer of Trusted Media Brands, formerly known as the Reader's Digest Association, the publisher announced this week.