I’m thrilled to announce that ReadWriteWeb has been acquired by SAY Media, a digital publishing company headquartered in San Francisco. ReadWriteWeb will anchor SAY Media’s growing Technology channel, which reaches more than 75 million global consumers each month.
ReadWriteWeb is going to get bigger and even better. Our plans include widening ReadWriteWeb’s editorial scope and expanding our team. That starts from today, with the addition of SplatF’s Dan Frommer to our team as an editor-at-large. We will also be doing a re-design, utilizing the sophisticated designers at SAY Media. With SAY’s technology and services, we’ll be able to scale ReadWriteWeb in ways previously unavailable to us. So I’m very excited about our team joining SAY Media. We’re going to take ReadWriteWeb to the next level!
Congrats to RWW, a blog that’s largely kept its integrity as it’s grown to a massive size. They wrote a piece on SFB a few months back which put a lot of attention on the cool work that the Tumblr community is doing with journalism at large. Hope they can keep it up.
10:47 // 2 years ago
In case you missed it, the article is over here with the hope-we-can-live-up-to-that headline “How Tumblr is Changing Journalism.”
14:27 // 2 years ago
Launched in January 2009 by Ernie Smith from Washington D.C., the site publishes about 30 news soundbites a day. ShortFormBlog is still a part-time project for Smith, who also works as a graphic designer at The Washington Post. He’s hoping to turn the site into a full-time business. And I think he’s onto something, certainly in terms of using a tool like Tumblr to change the way news is delivered and consumed.
Thanks for the write-up, Richard. Now, back to the news.
23:57 // 2 years ago