Tag: andrew lih

by Fannie Cohen

This week, the Supreme Court began hearings to determine if Aereo’s broadcast-TV-time-shifting model is legal. Aereo is an antenna middle man for consumers, who can rent an unobstructed TV antenna that beams the content back to any of their devices as live-streamed TV, or saves it for watching later. It’s both a guaranteed good signal and [...] more »

by Claire Groden

Last week, Twitter made headlines by revealing its IPO plans to raise up to $1 billion. After Facebook, the social microblogging site was one of the most anticipated public offerings of the year. The IPO filing made a few details about Twitter’s business model clear: namely, the company is losing money and user growth is [...] more »

by Claire Groden

Investigative reporting is expensive, time-consuming and arduous — much more so than rapid-fire articles that follow the daily breaking news mill. But if the journalism industry is already struggling to pay its bills, what is the future of in-depth, watchdog reporting? One program, Reveal, which debuted Sept. 28, offers a venue for investigative journalism in [...] more »

by Claire Groden

In the digital age, speed is key. So when an event is unfolding – say, the crowning of the new Miss America, or a mass shooting in the capital – online communities respond almost instantaneously. The media is never too far behind, often feeding off social media. This past Sunday, the Miss America Pageant crowned [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

This week’s episode focuses on the role of live coverage in the media ecosystem. When does it work? When does it not? How do you balance speed and accuracy? How does it pull in readers? We’ll talk to some of the leading minds in breaking news journalism and how their live coverage has meant big [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Do you love photo and video sharing? Then this episode is for you. First, Facebook announced that popular photo sharing and filtering service Instagram will add video to compete with the popularity of Vine, owned by Twitter. Meanwhile, a photographer has sued BuzzFeed for just that kind of sharing, claiming $3.6 million in damages for [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Washington Post joined the 450 other daily U.S. newspapers with pay walls this week and also now offers “Sponsored Views” below its editorials. We’ll talk to Forbes media columnist Jeff Bercovici about the advantages and disadvantages of pay walls at the Post and beyond. We’ll also talk to CNET’s Declan McCullagh on new developments in [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Government snooping has been a recurring theme on our podcast, and this week the biggest revelation of all came out: The National Security Agency has had unfettered access to servers at Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple (but not Twitter) since 2007, according to an inside government source who was horrified [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

There’s a lot of business to attend to on this week’s podcast. First, the business of microblogging grows up, with Twitter inking a massive ad deal with Starcom Mediavest Group worth “hundreds of millions of dollars,” according to FT’s Emily Steel. Steel broke the big story and will be joining us as a special guest; [...] more »