RF|Binder Media Intelligence: Monday, September 23

RFB Media Intelligence

BuzzFeed’s Money Beat
Venessa Wong, deputy business and tech editor at BuzzFeed, is returning to reporting and will now cover money and how it’s spent. On LinkedIn, Wong wrote, “I’m interested in student loans, housing, childcare, credit cards, health care costs, and scams. But mostly this: Who is harmed by our financial systems? How? Why?” 

Bloomberg’s LatAm Coverage
Carolina Wilson, who has been with Bloomberg for a little over four years, is taking on a new role within the news organization as team leader for emerging markets in Latin America. 

New Editor at Food & Wine
Food & Wine has hired Khushbu Shah as its next restaurant editor. In her new role, Shah, most recently senior food editor at Thrillist, wants to bring greater inclusivity to the influential role, a mission she will bring to the brand’s chef and restaurant coverage. 

The New York Times Shuts NYT en Español
The New York Times announced last week that it’s shutting down NYT en Español, the Spanish-language site launched in 2016, because it did not prove financially successful. The site was run out of Mexico City and published around 10 stories in translation and original stories each day. 

Lineup Changes at CNN International
CNN International is adding two new weekday shows from London, and enhancing its weekend lineup with two new hours of CNN Newsroom from Atlanta. 

Ethnic Media
Ethnic media in New York and New Jersey still embrace print in the digital age. Over the last decade, some digital-first ethnic media publishers in the area have found that some community members they serve don’t consider a news organization legitimate unless it has a print edition. 

NYT Podcast Reaches a Milestone
The New York Times news podcast and radio show “The Daily” has reached a milestone, one billion downloads since its debut in early 2017. 

Washington Post vs. Big Tech Ad Platforms
The Washington Post unveiled Zeus Prime, a product that will allow companies to buy automated ads in real-time, similar to Big Tech platforms. Zeus will also support a new ad network that will include other publishers. Advertisers often complain that they would like a better alternative to buying ads on Google and Facebook — where the content isn’t always vetted — but there are no other places where they can buy ads as quickly and efficiently in real-time.