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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.)
China's Tencent buys audiobook platform Lazy. Gannett doubles down on digital subscription strategy. Group Nine set for IPO and a buying spree. How the NYTimes is preparing for the death of third-party cookies. Resistance media empire post-Trump.
– Jan 17, 12:57 AM
Good morning and welcome to our second profile - a quick reminder Thoughtful comments and questions really are encouraged and I'll ask each person being profiled to follow up and answer after a few days so they can do it in one go and give more…
Mr AndersonMT @dmitryshishkin: A new @EvolvingNews entry by @petren: a clear, practical, interview with @Ashley_J_Kirk, from @GuardianVisuals. 'A lot of my time is spent digging around...in order to find out if a particular dataset exists' & to see if we can get it
The Hollywood Reporter, LLC
– Jan 15, 6:00 AM
The hosts of Pod Save America had planned to use their Jan. 7 show to talk about the Senate wins that the Democratic Party had just pulled off in the Georgia runoff election. Instead, when host Jon Favreau turned on his mic, it was to tell his…
Mr AndersonRT @Mediagazer Crooked Media, which will no longer be the voice of 'the resistance' after Jan. 20, plans to push more into film and TV and mulls taking on financial partners (@natjarv / Hollywood Reporter)
European publishers can learn more from a successful US local news site than giants like New York Times or Washington Post. And 2021 is set to provide a lot of learning material. One of the first things I tell journalists and “media…
Mr AndersonMT @TheFixMedia: European publishers should pay attention to US local news experiments in 2021, writes @davidtvrdon. There'll be interesting initiatives, such as launch of Axios Local and the development of local newspapers in the digital newsletter form
Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY
– Jan 14, 10:04 AM
Gannett, the owner of USA TODAY and more than 260 other daily publications, is aiming for 10 million paid digital subscriptions within five years, CEO Mike Reed said Thursday. The company surpassed the 1 million mark in the third quarter of 2020…
Mr AndersonRT @simonowens Newspaper chains like Gannett would see a lot more success if they bundled all their newspapers into a single subscription to maximize value. In Gannett's case, including USA Today in the bundle would definitely drive a lot of subscriptions
Jemele Hill wants to talk about the power and peril of Black women. Black women delivered the election to President-elect Joe Biden and flipped the state of Georgia blue. Black women rank among the most educated people in the country. But Black…
Mr AndersonRT @Lucas_Shaw: New: @jemelehill is starting a podcast network @Spotify (on top of her 5 other jobs). I spoke with her about the growth in the Black podcast audience, hosting podcasts vs. TV and The Wire.
From the outside, it may appear that advertising is now insignificant for the New York Times when compared with its soaring digital subscriptions business. But while the company's 6m-plus paying online reader figures rightly attract attention (it…
Mr AndersonRT @Mediavoicespod From the outside, it may appear that advertising is now insignificant for the New York Times when compared with its soaring digital subscriptions business
(Reuters) - China's Tencent Music Entertainment Group said on Friday it acquired audiobook platform Lazy Audio, owned by Shenzhen Lanren Online Technology Co, for 2.7 billion yuan ($417 million). The deal will be largely paid through cash and Lazy…
Mr AndersonRT @Mediagazer Tencent Music acquires China-based Lazy Audio, a platform for audiobooks, podcasts, and radio shows, for $417M (Eva Mathews / Reuters)
The New York Times
– Jan 17, 6:00 AM
In 2017, Facebook said it was testing a new way of selling online advertising that would threaten Google's control of the digital ad market. But less than two years later, Facebook did an about-face and said it was joining an alliance of companies…
Mr AndersonRT @Autumm 'This idea that the major tech platforms are robustly competing against each other is very much overstated,' said Sally Hubbard, ... 'In many ways, they reinforce each other's monopoly power.'
Jacobs Media Strategies
– Jan 15, 3:10 AM
In putting together the agenda for our Jacobs Media CES 2021 Virtual Tour earlier this week, we ran into an amazing auto company with fascinating characteristics: They haven't manufactured a single car Their founder has never worked in the…
Mr AndersonRT @DetroitRadioAdv 'Brand communities that generate content, stories, and connections are invaluable tools that go well beyond marketing budgets or giving away cash.' #Radio
The special purpose acquisition company set up by Group Nine Media announced that it priced its initial public offering of 20 million shares at $10 per unit, for total gross proceeds of $200 million. Discovery -backed Group Nine, whose…
Mr AndersonRT @kerrymflynn 'The special purpose acquisition company set up by Group Nine Media announced pricing of its initial public offering of 20 million units at $10 apiece, for total gross proceeds of $200 million.' - @xpangler