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(Kevin Anderson, manager, digital products and platforms at ideastream Public Media. Innovation leader focused on digital transformation and product. Priors at the BBC, The Guardian and Gannett.)
US mag publisher Meredith enters into a novel deal to sell the IP of Sports Illustrated. New Zealand local news partnership launches between publishers and public broadcasters. (Echoes of BBC local news project.) WSJ comments for subscribers only.
Sports Illustrated over the decades has chronicled stellar match-ups, blow-outs, squeakers, sudden deaths and photo finishes. Now it's getting ready to take on a whole new kind of game. Publisher Meredith Corp. has sold for $110 million the…
The New York Times
Peter S. Green
– May 26, 2019, 1:05 PM
PARIS — Blaise Gauquelin, the Central Europe correspondent for Le Monde, called his editor at the paper's Paris headquarters one day last fall to pass along something of interest: One of the two French businessmen who controlled the…
“Our way of taking power and using it would have been inconceivable without the radio and the airplane,” Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels claimed in August 1933. Such statements are often cited—the head of Disney, Bob…
Mr AndersonThis is a bit of Godwin's Law in my mind. Broadcasting was and is regulated elsewhere and it didn't lead to fascism - think Lord Reith and the BBC.
– May 25, 2019, 6:23 AM
HOPE, Ark. (AP) — Over a lunch of hamburger steaks, mashed potatoes and green beans, Walter Hussman delivered his pitch to the dozen or so attendees of the Hope, Arkansas, Rotary Club meeting. He promised that if they keep paying their…
Mr AndersonIt is not the first to try to move from print to tablet, but it is an interesting experiment. The interesting element to me is that personal touch of the publisher pitching the idea to civic clubs and groups.
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Social media giant Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp have been the subject of most data investigations in the Republic of Ireland since the European Union's new data protection regulation came into force a year ago. Ireland's…
SoundCloud, the audio platform company started in Berlin back in 2007, has acquired rights management and distribution company Repost Network to beef up its services for its network of now more than 20 million creators. Terms of the deal, which is…
Colin Peacock - firstname.lastname@example.org & @MediawatchNZ
– May 25, 2019, 9:46 PM
From Mediawatch, 28 minutes ago Publicly funded reporters will be employed by news publishers around the country in a first-of-its-kind scheme unveiled today to address declines in local news coverage. It's the result of a government-approved…
– May 23, 2019, 5:01 PM
The Dow Jones publisher introduced a number of changes last month: the first, making commenting for paying members only. Previously, all articles were open for comments by default, but that has now tightened to around 30 major news stories and…
A recent NYTimes article blaming the NSA for a ransomware attack on Baltimore is typical bad journalism. It's an op-ed masquerading as a news article. It cites many to support the conclusion the NSA is to be blamed, but only a single quote, from…