Tag: cord cutting

by Julie Keck

1. How St. Louis’ alt-weekly is covering the chaos in Ferguson (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. The newest important person in newsrooms: audience-development czars (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 3. Simple.tv now lets you share your DVR recordings with your cord-cutting friends (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 4. How Deca is taking a collaborative approach to longform [...] more »

by Fannie Cohen

There’s something upside-down about broadband Internet service in the U.S., the country that helped invent the Internet. Americans in cities are paying more for slower Internet access — both at home and on mobile — than other parts of the developed world, according to a report last year from New America Foundation. And recently, Zach [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Do documentary filmmakers need data about their audiences? (Lene Sillesen / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Why BuzzFeed is launching its own Hollywood studio (Todd Spangler / Variety) 3. How NYT is learning lessons about digital storytelling and audience engagement (Julie Posetti / WAN-IFRA) 4. Did a spy agency screw The Intercept? (David Uberti / [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Copy editors carve niche in digital media landscape (Dan Appenfeller / American Journalism Review) 2. Purge pay TV, binge on data: Cord-cutters are gulping down bandwidth (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. FCC considers treating cable firms like utilities in net neutrality debate (Dominic Rushe / The Guardian US) 4. Google faces challenges in Europe [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Saving community newspapers? Don’t start with layoffs (Jim Bach / American Journalism Review) 2. FCC won’t let firms segregate web traffic into fast, slow lanes (Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal) 3. Apple, Amazon and the uncertain future of the book start-up (Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOm) 4. Spain set to introduce new law [...] more »

by Claire Groden

On Wednesday, Amazon released its newest device, the $99 Fire TV, that aims to make a better set-top box for streaming video on TVs. It’s not drone delivery, but it does make the leap from offering streaming content with Amazon Prime to offering a piece of hardware that connects to the TV — putting Amazon [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

This week’s Mediatwits podcast includes a former Obama “regulatory czar,” a cornered Fox, a Tumblr of layoffs, and a ray of hope for — yes! — newspapers. Special guest Cass Sunstein was the former head of OIRA for Obama, helping to set, slim down and remove various rules at agencies. He’ll be talking about his [...] 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 Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Irish newspapers aim to charge sites that link to their stories, starting at €300 per year for one link (TheJournal.ie) 2. Why Tumblr and BuzzFeed are on a collision course in 2013 (paidContent) 3. Study: actually only about 20,000 Twitter users in [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

Much of the buzz in 2012 was defined by media coverage of big events, some much anticipated, some unexpected. As we drew closer to the 2012 presidential elections, news organizations engaged audiences with an unprecedented focus on social media, interactives, and Nate Silver’s math. When the London Olympics finally rolled around, NBC was swept over [...] more »