Tag: animation

by Julie Keck

1. Is Hollywood to blame? Or journalism? A battle on Twitter (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. Twitter and Omnicom strike $230 million mobile ad deal (Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 3. Netflix buys pay-TV rights to Sony animated films (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. Yahoo plots YouTube rival for summer debut after delay (Tim [...] more »

by Jennifer Dorroh

In the past, old elections data might languish on microfiche or in boxes, dusted off occasionally by a political scientist or presidential historian. But in the run-up to Sao Paulo, Brazil’s Oct. 7 municipal elections, one newsroom has reimagined data from nearly two decades as an animated video that engages the public and draws people [...] more »

by Nick Mendoza

My first job was in old media. In the summer of 1986, I spent Sunday mornings constructing the San Francisco Examiner with my cousin, and venturing out via bicycle to share a heavy bundle of news, advertisements and stories from around the world. I was a paperboy. At iHollywood Forum’s Digital Media Summit in Los [...] more »

by Mike Rosen-Molina

When New York-based animator Nina Paley decided to distribute her independent animation project “Sita Sings the Blues” online for free, she recalled the fate of 1920s jazz vocalist Annette Hanshaw. Once hugely popular, Hanshaw had almost completely disappeared from public knowledge when Paley decided to include her songs in the score for her film. “How [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

I live about 7 minutes’ drive from the headquarters of Al Gore’s innovative Current TV in San Francisco, yet my cable system, Astound, still doesn’t carry the channel. So when I was visiting my parents last summer in St. Louis, I made a point of checking it out. The first thing I saw was a [...] more »