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Posts Tagged ‘Ricky Van Veen’

Michael Wolff’s Daughter is Now an Editor-in-Chief

We honestly can’t get enough of these sorts of career trajectories. Mainly because they remind just how critical it can be for aspiring journalists and college students to get their foot in the right door, even when dad is someone famously well-connected.

Susanna Wolff started out at collegehumor.com in 2007 as an intern while attending Columbia University. In 2010, post-grad, she became the articles editor. This month, she has taken over as editor-in-chief. Her predecessor Streeter Seidell is shifting over to an editor-at-large capacity so he can more effectively pursue other his creative endeavors. From today’s announcement:

Over the years, Wolff has written more than 500 articles for College Humor, including the hit article “Facebook News Feed History of the World,” in which she translated the entire history of the world into the style of Facebook News Feeds…

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College Humor Co-Founder: Celebrity Retweeting Doesn’t Guarantee Traffic As Well As Facebook Sharing

Is Twitter really a private lock box for your deepest secrets? Ricky Van Veen, co-founder  of College Humor, explains how he and his team of video comics come up with crazy ideas like that in this new episode of Media Beat.

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College Humor’s Ricky Van Veen: ‘How Do You Stay Relevant In The Comedy World?’

If you’ve ever laughed your ace off watching a random Jake and Amir skit your friend showed you, you probably went on to watch the entire series. It’s that good. With more 85 million video views a month, a successful Tumblr page and two of the most recognizable web-based comedy talents ever, CollegeHumor.com is helping New York-based IAC laugh all the way to the bank.

One of the co-founders, Ricky Van Veen, stopped into the mediabistro.com offices a couple weeks ago for our video series Media Beat. We began by talking about how the 11-year-old site is growing up.

Part 2: College Humor Co-Founder: Celebrity Retweeting Doesn’t Guarantee Traffic As Well As Facebook Sharing

New York Post Staffers Ready For Layoffs|Wintour’s Daughter Set To Work At Notional|Journalists Freed From Somalia|Should Bloomberg Buy Newsweek?

Gawker: The New York Post will layoff ten people in its next round of cuts, a tipster says.

Silicon Alley Insider: College Humor’s Ricky Van Veen has hired Anna Wintour‘s daughter Bee Shaffer as his assistant at his new venture, Notional.

Reuters: Australian freelance photojournalist Nigel Brennan and Canadian reporter Amanda Lindhout were released from captivity in Somalia today, after 15 months of imprisonment and torture.

MarketWatch: Should Bloomberg LP acquire Newsweek?