Here’s a new obsession for the media world: The Techmeme team just launched a new site mingling algorithms and human editors–and this one is chronicling the most important print, digital and TV media stories of the day.
Editor Megan McCarthy said she will be in charge of of the new vertical, while the rest of Techmeme’s team will will focus on their main site.
“It’s been in the works for a while, but we’ve really ramped it up in the past few months,” she wrote in an email. “We think the market for media news is ripe for this kind of site.”
According to her introductory post. “The media business is in tumult: from the production side to the distribution side, new technologies are upending the industry. What do news organisations need to do to survive? Will books become extinct? When will an audience pay for content? Can video bring television and the internet together? Will the iPad save us all? Keeping up with these changes is time-consuming, as essential media coverage is scattered across numerous web sites at any given moment.”
Although plenty of media professionals often check sites like Twitter and Poynter’s Romenesko for hot links to media must-reads, Mediagazer is sure to attract refreshes from writers and TV industry folks alike. So much “media on media” gets published across all kinds of sites, it’s hard to keep track and shift through the noise. It’s also a convenient way to keep on top of the competition and see how other sites are interpreting the top articles of the day.
So Mediagazer could become one of the most successful of Techmeme’s off-shoots as another must-read for the industry.
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