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Reuters journos Felix Salmon and Ryan McCarthy create a "Buzzfeed for finance" that's part of, and separate from, the newswire behemoth.

 

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Reuters journos Felix Salmon and Ryan McCarthy create a “Buzzfeed for finance” that’s part of, and separate from, the newswire behemoth.

 

By Megan Garber

 

What would a “Buzzfeed for finance” look like?

 

Felix Salmon and Ryan McCarthy are figuring it out — via Counterparties, the site they launched this afternoon. The site is essentially a linkblog for financial news and commentary, offering a curated look at the moment’s big stories.

 

Go to the site right now, and you’ll see a mix of headlines and tags linked to original sources: a Guardian story headlined “James Murdoch reportedly knew of explosive phone-hacking email” and tagged “Implausible Deniability”; a Bloomberg story headlined “A 2,800-employee factory in India produces nothing and no one can be fired” and tagged “Regulations”; a Reuters story headlined “Obama pulls anti-smog plan after businesses complain it’ll be too expensive” and tagged “Hope/Change/Etc.”

 

http://www.niemanlab.org/2011/09/felix-salmons-brain-drudged-meet-counterparties-a-personal-linkblog-with-reuters-branding/