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.
No matter who you voted for, the mainstream consensus is that President-Elect Donald Trump’s Tuesday victory was a huge upset. In the age of digital media, there are a lot of ways you could have watched this unfold. Perhaps you were refreshing a map on