Journalism agenda: NYT’s Slack bot; Investments to Buzzfeed…

The New York Times publishes more than 300 stories each day. Which ones should editors feature on its many social media channels? While the humans behind the Times’ social media accounts have refined their voice and craft, the process of handpicking which stories to feature can still be laborious andinvolves quite a bit of trial and error. Only around 50 stories make it to the Times’ main Facebook page each day, for instance (even fewer on weekends).


Apparently new media continues to fold in on itself in strange and new ways this summer. Re/code today wrote a follow-up to a report that NBCUniversal will invest $200 million into both Vox Media and Buzzfeed. According to sources, the $200 million investment in Vox Media puts it at a pre-money valuation of $850 million. Vox Media, the parent company of the Verge, acquired Re/code in May of this year. Writer Peter Kafka noted in the piece that he and the rest of the team are, “conflicted up the wazoo on this one.” But the money isn’t the only intriguing part of…

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