Denis Wilson

150 Flips | 4 Magazines | 7 Following | 2 Followers | @denis_philly | Editor-in-Chief of Book Business & Publishing Executive magazines.

Media Under Siege: Folio: Show Keynote Examines Journalism in 2017

From Silicon Valley to the White House, threats to journalistic integrity and the legacy institutions that depend on it have — at least in this …

Journalism

How Apex Decisions Uses Big Data to Grow Revenue

<i>Publishers have embraced data as invaluable decision-making tool that guides content strategy and audience development. Still, many publishers are</i> …

Data Mining

Why the 'Pivot to Video' Has Failed

If you want to inspire some dark laughter among publishing types, just mutter the phrase "pivot to video." You don't even have to make a joke, …

Advertising Industry

Can Tech Startups Do Journalism?

In June 2015, a new, hyperspecific website named <i>Van Winkle’s</i> went live. It was billed as an online destination for “all aspects of sleep and various …

Journalism

With Old Town Media, three former Politico execs want to help publishers figure out the future

Old Town Media, the new company founded by a trio of ex-Politico execs, defies easy categorization. One part venture firm, one part creative agency, joined with a dash of content studio and sprinkling of recruitment firm, the company formed earlier this year to build new media platforms and help …

AI is going to be helpful for personalizing news — but watch out for journalism turning into marketing

What are the most useful ways to bring artificial intelligence into newsrooms? How can journalists use it in their reporting process? Is it going to replace newsroom jobs?<p>A report out this week from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism looks at how AI can be adapted to journalism. It summarizes a …

How Will a Universal ID Impact Publishers' Ads?

Back in May, MediaMath, Acxiom/LiveRamp, Index Exchange, Live Intent, and a few other prominent, non-Google/non-Facebook, ad technology players made …

Digital Advertising

Does Even Mark Zuckerberg Know What Facebook Is?

Mark Zuckerberg had just returned from paternity leave, and he wanted to talk about Facebook, democracy, and elections and to define what he felt his …

Social Media

The Coming Online Advertising Tsunami of 2018

Are B2B publishers about to get slammed by internet forces beyond our control? If you follow the breadcrumbs of recent news reports and …

Digital Advertising

What to Do in an Active Shooter Situation | The Art of Manliness

It’s a sad fact of life in the 21st century that active shootings have become a regular occurrence in the United States. In other parts of the world, …

Self Defense

How to Develop Situational Awareness | The Art of Manliness

There’s a scene at the beginning of <i>The Bourne Identity</i> where the film’s protagonist is sitting in a diner, trying to figure out who he is and why he …

Self Defense

How to Get Out of the Advertising Echo Chamber

Seismic shifts are underway in the digital advertising world. While some publishers cling to the ad-driven revenue model that has sustained the …

Digital Advertising

To Launch PWA, Forbes Had to Change Culture First

In the online world, and in particular mobile, the old adage “time is money” rings true. Publishers with slow, unreliable mobile sites risk high …

Test Driven Development

Publishers Have the Upper Hand in Podcast Market

You know podcasts are really a thing when the former Vice President of the United States has one.<p>If you’re interested to find out what ‘Joe wants you …

Podcasting

Rupert Murdoch Is The Media’s Unlikely Hero In The War Against Facebook And Google

Murdoch's bare-knuckle tactics are familiar to his many media enemies. Now his sights are set on Silicon Valley, and fellow media executives are starting to think the billionaire villain behind Fox News isn't so bad.<p><b>As the media</b> industry girds for war with Silicon Valley’s powerful tech companies, …

Journalism

How close are we to Elon Musk's brain-computer interface?

Just as ancient Greeks fantasized about soaring flight, today's imaginations dream of melding minds and machines as a remedy to the pesky problem of human mortality.<p>Can the mind connect directly with artificial intelligence, robots and other minds through brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies …

Artificial Intelligence

‘Real change needs to happen:’ Publishers shrug at platform overtures

The platform giants have grabbed headlines lately with moves to improve their relationships with publishers. But apparently not all publishers have …

AdTech

RIP contributor networks as a publishing shortcut to scale

For years, the contributor network has been seen as a proven way for publishers to grow quickly and cheaply. But that model is getting harder to prop …

'The model can't hold': Publishers face content studio growing pains - Digiday

Two years ago, The New Republic did like many publishers before it and built an agency-style unit to sell big, lofty, content-based campaigns to …

CNN Had a Problem. Donald Trump Solved It.

At 3:58 on a recent Wednesday afternoon in Washington, CNN’s largest control room was mostly empty but for a handful of producers hunched over control panels and, hovering behind them, a short, barrel-shaped, restless-looking man in a dark pinstriped suit and open white dress shirt: the president …

Donald Trump

From coal to broadband to Trump’s budget, The Daily Yonder reports on rural life for the people actually living it

Donald Trump’s unveiling of his budget blueprint last week — and the ensuing analysis and criticism — was probably the first many urban readers had heard of the Appalachian Regional Commission, one of the initiatives he proposes cutting completely.<p>But The Daily Yonder has been reporting on these …

Forbes rebuilt its new mobile website as a Progressive Web App

With its intersitial quotes and lengthy load times, Forbes is “known for having a slower site than average and a more hefty ad experience,” Salah Zalatimo, Forbes’ senior VP of product development told me.<p>That’s why Forbes on Tuesday is beginning the public roll out of its new mobile site, which it …

How commerce content sits uneasily alongside newsrooms

For Nylon, blending commerce and content has been more of a long engagement than a shotgun marriage. Working out how many shoppable goods to include …

Media slims down: Publishers are building audiences in discrete verticals

Digiday+ Member Article<p><i>This story first appeared in the spring issue of Digiday magazine, available exclusively to Digiday Pulse members. Join the</i> …

Advertising Industry

When Gut Bacteria Change Brain Function

Some researchers believe that the microbiome may play a role in regulating how people think and feel.<p>By now, the idea that gut bacteria affect a person’s health is not revolutionary. Many people know that these microbes influence digestion, allergies, and metabolism. The trend has become almost …

Immune System

In Upstate New York, Leather’s Long Shadow

The lucrative and polluting leather industry fled Gloversville, New York, for foreign shores when regulations set in, but its echoes are …

The Internet of Things: Dr. John Barrett at TEDxCIT

How Trump Can Save the Liberal Order

During the campaign, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump made it clear that he does not like the prevailing international order and rejects key …

‘Another Green World’: The Brian Eno documentary

In 2010 the BBC show <i>Arena</i> did an hour-long program about Brian Eno. They called the show “Another Green World” but it does not focus on Eno’s third …

Brian Eno

Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter on Covers, Caitlyn and Trump

To say it's a magazine cover that made history doesn't quite cut it. We're talking about a project so massive, so secretive that only eight people …