Clarion Media Announces Rebrand To Fragment Media Group
Clarion Media Group, which includes The Daily Dot and Nautilus, today announced a rebrand, and is now named Fragment Media Group. The rebrand reflects the company’s growth and continued focus on underserved audiences.
Nautilus Partners with UNESCO to Tell the Story of the Ocean Decade
Beginning in 2022, Nautilus Magazine has joined forces with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission to create a special storytelling series for the UN’s Ocean Decade.
Presser, the Daily Dot’s editorial campaign in partnership with ESPN+, dives deep into race, sports, and internet culture
Since October 2021, we’ve been developing our editorial project, Presser, which dives into the crosshairs of race, social media, and sports. And in February 2022, with continued support from the campaign’s launch partner and continued sponsor ESPN+, we celebrated Black History Month and revamped our efforts covering Black pro-athletes, amateurs, creators, and activists changing the world of sports.
‘It becomes about welding internet virality with news value’: The Daily Dot reached our highest traffic ever
This year, the Daily Dot’s newsroom made an active push to increase our production of original reporting found online, specifically in places like TikTok. Our efforts are paying off, and we recently reached a major milestone: our highest traffic ever.
Year in Review: 2021
For transparency, we’ve posted here (with minimal editing) our end of the year updates, sent to the shareholders of each publication. Overall, the group had a very strong year, doubling revenues over 2020 and passing $10 million in run rate. Not only that, but we turned a small, but nice profit. After the last damn […]
Digital Media Executive Mike Kisseberth Advises Fragment Media Group Toward a Member-Supported Model
Mike Kisseberth has an intricate understanding of the digital media landscape. With a proven record of performance, he has consistently reorganized and revitalized companies for success, often in challenging situations.
Year in Review: 2020
Fragment was formed at the beginning of 2020 from the combination of Daily Dot and Nautilus magazine, with the express business purpose of pursuing the member media model by combining the strengths of each property. For transparency, we’ve posted here (with minimal editing) our end of the year updates sent to the shareholders of each […]
Why Fragment Will Charge for Membership
Advertising has been the dominant model, and the business incentives for media1 are therefore to distract2 (rather than engage or inform). Furthermore, the media does not work for you, the reader—the media works for advertisers. In Larry Page’s famous phrase, “you are the product.” The typical media experience is an endless stream of headlines, half […]