The Guardian reports that the president of BuzzFeed believes traditional media have given up trying to attract young audiences. Jon Steinberg told the MIPCOM gathering that BuzzFeed's memes are only a part of its stories and that it delivers relevant, substantial content to a younger demographic.
The Atlantic Online examines the surge of old media values inside new media venues. Bob Cohn reports that the loose, poorly edited, ramshackle days are ending online and that much more polish and care are being applied to content and particularly to design. Moreover, he writes, the velocity of the distribution online eclipses what could have been accomplished in legacy media. The gap between good and good enough is closing fast, he says.
The standoff remains between the newspaper industry and MPs over the nature of proposed press regulation, and The Guardian reports some of the source of their dispute---Lord Leveson, the author of a report following his inquiry into press standards---has refused to be drawn into the fray. Leveson won't choose sides in the dispute, saying it is inappropriate for him to be further involved.