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by Jefferson Yen

Our news consumption is becoming increasingly mobile according to Pew’s annual State of The News Media report. Americans are now turning to their phones and tablets to catch up on the news. More people are visiting news sites like the New York Times on mobile than on their desktops. More than 75 percent of the […] more »

Culture
by Sonia Paul

This week MediaShift is doing a special in-depth report on cutting the cord to cable TV — who’s doing it, why, and how. One of our most popular posts over the past 5 years has been our special guides to cutting the cord, which we first published in January 2010 and again in 2012.  Stay tuned […] more »

Mediatwits
by Jefferson Yen

As cable bills have soared, people have been considering how to cut the cord without losing access to the shows and sports programming they love. These days more and more people are opting out. Since 2011, the number of millennials on cable has dropped 20 percent. But it’s not just millennials; 125,000 people unsubscribed in […] more »

Culture
by Kathy E. Gill

Media distribution evolves. Today only about half of us watch traditional (“linear”) TV. Tech giants Amazon and Google are both purveyors of scaled-down devices that stream video, devices that contribute to the evolution. If you don’t already own an AppleTV or Roku and don’t want to spend a lot of money for a streaming media player, which should you buy? Based […] more »

Business
by Cori Stedman

One of the greatest tools created by the age of the Internet is the image search. Whenever you want to know who or what  someone, someplace, or something looks like, your answer is only a few clicks away. The accessibility of these images makes it a snap to add any picture to a presentation, blog […] more »

Legacy Media
by Dena Levitz

The final season of “Mad Men” is rolling out. “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” has become a bonafide hit alongside its Netflix siblings “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black.”  Fox’s “Empire” just became the first TV show in ages to gain a bigger audience from week to week during its premiere season. And, […] more »

Mediatwits
by Jefferson Yen

Audio is having a moment right now. And it’s no longer just about public radio. Media companies such as the New York Times and Buzzfeed have their own podcasts, too. While podcasting has been around for more than a decade, it’s already had a first boom, bust and now boom again. Podcast networks such as […] more »

Culture
by Erica A. Hernandez

Transparency is inconvenient. It’s inconvenient for the reporter who’s trying to report the news and it’s inconvenient for the government that attempts to hide information. “It is not unique for federal officials to go to great lengths to get around having to turn over documents or respond,” Sharyl Attkisson said during a keynote address last […] more »

Culture
by Neal Augenstein

 The Newseum recently displayed one of reporter Neal Augenstein’s phones, as what the Poynter Institute called “an artifact of the new era of mobile-empowered reporting.” Here, he reflects on five years as an “iPhone reporter” and shares his thoughts on what’s next for mobile reporting. Five years after I put away my laptop, digital recorder, video […] more »


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