Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

Whisper, the anonymous secret sharing app now helmed by Gawker alum Neetzan Zimmerman, is partnering with BuzzFeed to make listicles out of whispers. Although Mr. Zimmerman told the New York Times that the new partnership has nothing to do with his old employer, he did manage to add “that in his last months at Gawker, he was its primary driver of traffic, bringing in roughly three-quarters of monthly unique visitors.” (The New York Times)

Vice could double its revenue to $1 billion by 2016 and may pursue an IPO. As CEO Shane Smith told the Times Magazine: “It’s our time now.” (Bloomberg/New York Times Magazine)

Everyone at CNN wants Piers Morgan’s job. One insider compared it to the Hunger Games, telling Page 6 that it’s a fight to the death between Bill Weir, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper. Well, may the odds be ever in their favor. (New York Post)

Slate is going to start charging, but not in the way you think. (The New York Times)

New York mag profiles feel-good viral website Upworthy and somehow manages to resist the temptation to give the story an ‘Upworthy’ type headline. We admire the restraint. (New York)

Newsweek is looking for a publisher. (WWD)