Just a few years ago, digital publishers like BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post were seen as industry pioneers that would lead the next phase of journalism. Now, after over 1000 layoffs last week, they are reckoning with the Google-Facebook duopoly on advertisement revenues and are left vulnerable to further financial misfortune.
While one is known for animated movies and theme parks, and the other for trolls and opinionated users, rumors of Disney’s interest in acquiring social media platform Twitter has had investors and analysts chirping throughout the last week. Twitter’s interest in a buyout is nothing new. The