15 - Journalism, Unshackled

It's been a busy summer in the world of media and journalism. The "New York Times" made some news of its own, after topping 1 million digital-only subscribers and rolling out its "live journalism" program. Bill Simmons left behind writing for ESPN in favor of a multi-platform gig with HBO. Digital media companies continued to trend toward unionization, and Gawker in particular experienced some of the greatest growing pains, following an editorial controversy that split its newsroom. On this episode, we finally do come summer catch-up, working our way through these stories and more. Follow Hacks and Flacks on Twitter: @hacksflacks Follow Hacks and Flacks on Instagram: @hacksflacks Join the discussion in our Facebook Group: Hacks and Flacks Podcast Follow Manny and Jim on Twitter: @zmveiga and @JW_Young Follow March Communications on Twitter: @marchpr Visit the M+PR Nonsense blog: MarchPR.com/blog Show Notes: Here's What the New York Times' 1 Million Subscriber Number Means (Fortune) As Print Fades, Part I: "Live Journalism" at the Times (New York Times) What Happened When a College Newspaper Abandoned Its Website for Medium and Twitter (Nieman Lab) Bill Simmons to Join HBO, Going From Free Agency to Freedom (New York Times) A Statement from the Gawker Media Editorial Staff (Gawker) Writers at Vice Media Vote to Unionize (Wall Street Journal) Subscribe to Hacks and Flacks on iTunesStitcher or Podbay today. The show's music is provided by Job Creators. Check them out at JobCreatorsBand.com!

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