NBC News Digital's Nick Ascheim talks about cultural differences between NBC, Vox and BuzzFeed on this week's podcast

In the news this week, the same Russian hackers who broke into DNC emails are trying to wreak havoc in the French presidential election — but to no avail so far. Social media laggard Twitter finally rebounds with higher profits and a growing user base, plus a push into 24/7 live-streaming video. Will it be enough to keep up with larger rivals? And Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is starting a crowdfunding campaign for Wikitribune, where paid journalists will work alongside a crowd of unpaid fact-checkers to fight fake news. Our Metric of the Week is “Fundraising Metrics” and Nick Ascheim, senior VP at NBC News Digital joins us to talk about their hiring binge and success turning off those annoying auto-play videos.

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