Tag: business

by Jefferson Yen

When Taylor Swift removed her music from Spotify this month many people were surprised. After all, the streaming music service is one of the largest with 37.5 million free users a month and more than 12 million paid users. In an interview with Yahoo!, Swift said she wasn’t willing to contribute to streaming services like […] more »

by Janet Asteroff

The joke going around right now is that nothing will change at the Washington Post, but in two years you’ll only be able to read it on a Kindle. After seven consecutive years of declining revenue, the Graham family has sold the newspaper to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. As reported in the Washington Post, Post […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — At a conference at Montclair State University titled, “New Jersey: A Laboratory for Media Innovation,” sponsored in part by the Knight Foundation, newsrooms large and small weighed the current problems and opportunities in New Jersey’s current media market, laying out a microcosm of the challenges facing the American news business and how […] more »

by Terri Thornton

Radio legend Paul Harvey was such a great storyteller that he could totally enthrall you before you realized you were listening to an ad. Click on the image for the entire series. Today, you’d call that sponsored content. The larger term is native advertising — strategies that mesh branded messages into the media where they […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Yahoo has a long and storied history as a tech and media company, starting as a directory of websites, moving into being a portal, trying various advertising models, pushing more original content — and then what? With brash CEO Marissa Mayer at the helm, Yahoo has made headlines, for sure, by banning work-at-home, and now […] more »

by Dan Reimold

Earlier this month, in a Manhattan hotel conference room, a student journalist admitted being nervous about an upcoming business reporting internship. “I’m going to be blunt,” she said. “I’m 20. I don’t know about the Stock Exchange. I’ve never even done my own taxes.” She asked the featured speakers seated at the front of the […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

“Internet Users Demand Less Interactivity,” read the headline of a recent article at The Onion. A (fictional) Internet user commented: “Every time I type a web address into my browser, I don’t need to be taken to a fully immersive, cross-platform, interactive viewing experience…I don’t want to take a moment to provide my feedback, open […] more »

by Andrew Lih

There’s a love-hate relationship with the Consumer Electronic Show, the annual celebration of digital delights and unstoppable innovation that engages Las Vegas with 150,000 rabid buyers, sellers and consumers. It’s the perfect mate for Sin City — equal parts overwhelming, inspiring and oftentimes ridiculous. This year may be the most interesting in awhile because, by […] more »

by Staci D. Kramer

The quickest way to set off at least one media exec I know is to praise Jason Kilar for making Hulu work. I can almost set a timer for the refrain. Look at what he had to work with — content from equity partners NBC Universal, Fox, eventually joined by Disney, plus many other key […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Once again, ‘tis the season for look-aheads. In that spirit, here are my digital media predictions for 2013. (Quality) Content Will be King “Experts” once told us that quality had been killed by the need for efficiency and scaling, and that editorial operations would thrive on user- or even machine-generated-content. Click here to read the […] more »