1 year ago
by Chubros+26 +1
INSIDE MEDIUM'S MELTDOWN: How an idealistic Silicon Valley founder raised $134 million to change journalism, then crashed into reality
Four days into 2017, Medium's employees came to work and were told that one-third of them, 50 people, were fired. They were shocked. Their adored boss, billionaire CEO Ev Williams, best known as the cofounder of Twitter, seemed to care so deeply for each of them. But he told the world about the layoff in a blog post even before all the people who lost their jobs were informed, a former employee tells Business Insider.
9 months ago
by paddystacks+5 +1
Earlier this week Medium made a drastic change that directly impacts publications like ours, like HackerNoon, FreeCodeCamp, and BeYourself. These publications are based on curating content from 100s if not 1000s of writers to provide their communities with the content they are looking for on a daily basis. Their goal is to amplify the voices of everyday people to inform, teach, and support their readers.
3 months ago
by pundot+11 +1
How does this make sense? The Washington Post has its own actual newspaper. It’s not my fault that print media is growing more obsolete every day. I wish it wasn’t because I like newspapers, but that’s technology. Not only do they have their own publishing arm, but they have their own website. A website which only lets you see a couple stories a month before you have to pay to look at them.