Legacy Media

The Austin American-Statesman has developed its entertainment site Austin 360 for iOS and Android to help gather information about what Statesman readers want from their news experience.
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Business
by Michelle Manafy

The following is a guest post. See more information about MediaShift guest posts here. While many are waiting for “the year of mobile” to finally arrive, that very idea may have already become passé. As comScore revealed in its new research, “although smartphones have been in the hands of consumers for a long time, these [...] more »

Legacy Media
by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week’s RJI Futures Lab shows how NPR got an app into GM’s internet-enabled cars; we check in on Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome, and we take a look at one of the newest tablet news reader apps. PART 1: NPR’s app for Internet cars NPR soon will offer drivers [...] more »

Business
by Mark Glaser

The words “International Data Group” conjure up an old era of computers that took up entire rooms with data-punching experts wearing white coats. And it’s not a coincidence that the International Data Group, or IDG, was founded in 1964 near Boston. But what started as a research firm turned into a series of tech trade [...] more »

Legacy Media
by Rachele Kanigel

After two decades of being pummeled by savvy tech companies that have stolen its readers, its advertisers and perhaps even its place as the leading media company in town, the San Francisco Chronicle has decided to fight innovation with innovation. The Hearst-owned newspaper is launching an off-site startup-style incubator designed to retrain and reinvigorate the [...] more »

Legacy Media
by Susan Currie Sivek

Women’s magazines are full of fashion, beauty and relationship tips. However, studying them has also taught one researcher a lot about their future, and about the future of the magazine industry as a whole. Brooke Erin Duffy, an assistant professor in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University, explains her findings in her [...] more »

Legacy Media
by Susan Currie Sivek

Rarely does a job opportunity circulate on Twitter with such enthusiasm. Called a “dream job” and a “really amazing opportunity,” or just introduced with “ooh” or “wow,” the new Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship competition clearly appealed to professionals and dreamers alike. The program represents a unique collaboration between a major media organization and the [...] more »

BookShift
by Carla King

The advancement in self-publishing tools and technology is a lot to keep up with, so here’s a roundup of the news that I think mattered most to self-publishers in 2013 and will continue to shape the industry this year. 1. Ingram Spark Gives Amazon CreateSpace a Run for Its Money Ingram Content Group finally launched [...] more »

BookShift
by Lauren Simonis

In a big year for e-books, two behemoths went to court while new services and companies emerged. Apple faced allegations over e-book pricing, calling into question the prices of e-books in general. Amazon went to court over access to e-books but saw its case tossed. New services from Amazon and streaming e-book companies emerged in [...] more »

BookShift
by Sarah Juckes

It’s Christmas! Time for all you hard-working authors to gorge on mince pies and generally relax, right? Wrong! Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for bookselling, and a really good time to be engaging with people, and letting them know about your book. Here are our top eight things authors can [...] more »


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