James Pinnick

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Why Media Companies Must Purge Zero-Sum Approaches to Partnerships

In the fourth decade of the digital media and advertising revolution, too many industry voices still insist on making a commotion about the zero-sum …

Advertising Industry

What Comes After The Social Media Empires

“Maybe we’ve reached the point where it’s not even possible to have Facebook in common.”<p><b>The intense political</b> battles over Facebook and the other giant social media companies mark the end of the empire-building phase of those companies’ history.<p>Now they’re a mid-20th-century European power, …

Social Media

Research: TV news employment surpasses newspapers

Local TV news hits a milestone & continues to thrive.

List-Worthy

Netflix CEO says apps are the new TV channels

Apple boss Tim Cook predicted in 2015 that “the future of TV is apps.” That future is here, says one of media’s biggest CEOs. Launching a TV network is now as easy as building an app.<p>“The great thing now is it’s easier to create a TV network, called an app,” said Netflix chief executive Reed …

Televisions

Why New York City Stopped Building Subways

Nearly 80 years ago, a construction standstill derailed the subway’s progress, leading to its present crisis. This is the story, decade by decade.<p>In the first decades of the 20th century, New York City experienced an unprecedented infrastructure boom. Iconic bridges, opulent railway terminals, and …

Urban Design

Gartner Predicts 3 Ways AI Will Impact Marketing And Improve Customer Experiences

After almost a year of escalating hype about AI, the capabilities are beginning to bring real benefits to marketers. While it is still early in the maturity cycle, AI is showing promise according to analysts at Gartner. I recently spoke with Martha Mathers, Practice Leader for Marketing and …

Marketing

Google’s GDPR approach raises publisher concerns

There’s nothing like a deadline to spur action. The May 25 date for enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation has led to a flurry of …

Advertising Industry

John Wilkes Booth’s Other Victims

Maj. Henry R. Rathbone and Miss Clara Harris. <i>(Photos: NARA, Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection)</i><p>Nearly every American knows that John Wilkes …

John Wilkes Booth

How the "Dickens Controversy" Changed American Publishing

<i>“Is it tolerable that besides being robbed and rifled, an author should be forced to appear in any form – in any vulgar dress – in any atrocious</i> …

Literature

Spotify Acquires Rights Company Loudr While Congress Weighs Pay Act

Spotify is buying rights company Loudr in a move to beef up its ability to track and pay royalties to music publishers.<p>The move comes a day after the …

Congressional Committees

Record Labels vs Spotify: Who Needs Who More?

On one side you have Spotify - an unprofitable company that needs to lower its cost of the content from three dominate players. On the other side, …

Profit

Trump thrives in areas that lack traditional news outlets

Relentless use of social media and partisan outlets helped him swamp Clinton and exceed Romney’s performance in places lacking trusted local news media.<p>President Donald Trump’s attacks on the mainstream media may be rooted in statistical reality: An extensive review of subscription data and …

Journalism

Display advertising continues to be largest driver of digital publisher revenue | Netimperative - latest digital marketing news

Publishers’ total digital revenue has increased by 5.6% on a 12-month rolling basis to December 2017, largely driven by display advertising, …

Abraham Lincoln's visit to Evanston in 1860 : Currey, J. Seymour (Josiah Seymour), 1844-1928 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming

Spurious Quotations

The following is a list of quotations misattributed to George Washington that have been sent to the Mount?

George Washington

Cooking Panda Owner Is the Latest Digital Publisher to Shut Down After Facebook Changes

Render Media, the digital media publisher behind Cooking Panda and Opposing Views, blamed changes to Facebook’s branded content guidelines<p>By<p>Benjamin Mullin<p>Benjamin Mullin<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@benmullin<p>benjamin.mullin@wsj.com<p>Add another name to the list of publishers that is shutting down …

AdTech

Rethinking newsroom innovation

Lessons from our inaugural Media Innovation Unconference.<p>The idea for BBC News Labs’s Media Innovation Unconference started humbly: “Wouldn’t it be …

Usability

Emily Bell thinks public service media today has its most important role to play since World War II

The ability of the media to secure democracy is being challenged by great disruptions: ad funding doesn’t work that well anymore and large, non-transparent platforms are increasingly central in our information flow. Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia, thinks …

Journalism

After Driving Streaming Music’s Rise, Spotify Aims to Cash In

Back in Spotify’s early days, when the company was just a dozen people in a small office in Stockholm, Daniel Ek, a co-founder, liked to compare it to Apple and Google.<p>It was 2008, and the traditional music industry was collapsing. Yet as Spotify introduced its streaming service in a handful of …

Profit

In Defense of Smartphones

Sherry Turkle is an MIT professor who thinks social media is decimating face-to-face contact. Claude Fischer is a Berkeley professor who thinks …

Social Media

Time Spent In The Nielsen Universe: Ad-Supported Vs. Non-Ad-Supported

Recently, <i>Research Intelligencer</i> reported on new estimates from PQ Media tracking the share of time spent with ad-supported media vs. non-ad-supported …

Advertising Industry

A Brief History of the Chocolate Pot

Browse the aisles of any grocery store today, and you’re likely to find chocolate, and lots of it. Pastries, cakes, Hershey’s kisses and artisanal …

Chocolate

The news cycle biases, by the numbers

<i>by</i> <i>Gilles Raymond</i><i>The jolts of the news cycle, especially viewed through Western lenses, often contradicts the facts.</i><i>Our guest writer, Gilles Raymond,</i> …

Gun Control

Can a New President and Streaming Service Help ESPN Win Again?

A nor’easter has descended on ESPN headquarters one wintry day in March, and the outside world in Bristol, Conn., is still trying to dig itself out …

Die Hard

‘Grandma’s food’: How changing tastes are killing German restaurants

When you think of the quintessential German restaurant in the United States, you’re thinking of a place like Karl Ratzsch. Ever since it was founded by German immigrants in 1904, it had a menu full of schnitzel, spaetzle and hearty Bavarian staples. The interior was dark wood, with German coats of …

The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson became president upon Lincoln's death and almost immediately clashed with Congress over Reconstruction and civil rights. <i>(Library of</i> …

Google and Facebook can’t help publishers because they’re built to defeat publishers

Guess who’s winning?<p>For argument’s sake, let’s believe that Google believes its newest efforts to boost publishers — by promoting subscriptions, news literacy and other things publishers like — will help publishers.<p>Let’s also believe that Facebook believed it was helping publishers when it …

Digital Advertising

Researcher Pinpoints 1614 Albany Fort Location

A local historian believes he has pinpointed the exact location of a 1614 colonial fort in Albany.<p>“Fort Nassau” was North America’s oldest Dutch …

The Disney Decade

There isn’t a place in the world less artistically meaningful than a shareholders’ meeting. And yet, there may not be a more vital space in the …

Slavery Caused the Civil War

Alexander H. Stephens <i>(Photo: NYPL Digital Collections)</i><p>Was the Civil War fought over slavery? Shortly after seven southern states had seceded from the …