Tag: cord cutting

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 »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. U.S. State Department could enter into e-reader contract with Amazon (AppNewser) 2. Times-Picayune, Alabama papers go through mass layoffs (Poynter) 3. Amazon, Google among bidders of new Web names like .news and .lol (PaidContent) 4. Is the DOJ looking out [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Facebook: Average journalist has seen 320% uptick in subscribers since fall (10,000 Words) 2. New York Times disputes claim that Daily Mail is largest newspaper in the world (BuzzFeed) 3. Netflix: We do not want to facilitate cord cutting (AdAge) [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. NY Times and LA Times both come out against SOPA & PIPA (Techdirt) 2. “Coding is the new Latin” – Alex Hope (BBC News) 3. Magazines pull back on tablet bells and whistles (Adweek) 4. Analyst: Cord cutting less of a threat to TV cable than youth who [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Brian Stelter Welcome to the 15th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali, the founder of PaidContent. This show is all about cord-cutters, people who like to watch TV without paying for cable or satellite TV (like Mark & Rafat). The big news [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

It used to be so easy. You’d cozy up on a couch, get your remote control (and popcorn) and turn on the TV for a night of vegetation. But now, you have options. So many options. You can watch shows when you want by recording them on your DVR. You can cancel cable TV and [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Steve Outing Welcome to the first episode of “The Mediatwits,” the revamped, longer form weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser along with PaidContent founder Rafat Ali, who is working on a stealth startup. This week’s first beta show was mainly about the new metered pay wall coming to NYTimes.com and [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

When it comes to television shows and events, we the people have been taking more and more control of what we see and on what medium. The rise of everything from DVRs to streaming Netflix to mobile TV means that we get to decide when we want to watch our favorite shows. More people have [...] more »