BuzzFeed cuts should mean the death of metric-obsessed media

blog post from Columbia Journalism Review

The latest waves of layoffs at BuzzFeed continue to roll through the media industry, with more than 200 reporters, editors, and other editorial staff scheduled to be cut, including entire teams and huge swaths of international bureaus like the UK and Australia. Media Twitter is an almost unbroken stream of people saying they have been laid off, coworkers and colleagues wishing them well, and analysts parsing the details and wondering whether Facebook is ultimately at fault. But if the giant...


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