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How Roger Ailes Built Fox News Into a Media Powerhouse

Roger Ailes' first moon shot came when he was 29 years old. He was in the Oval Office setting up the first interplanetary split screen. "Eagle" had …

Media Industry
Media Industry

CNN, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS Reportedly Band Together to Push Back Against Trump

Representatives from CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, and ABC united today to rally around a common enemy: <b>Donald Trump</b>.<p>The networks want Trump to ease …

Advertising

The internet has officially hit rock bottom

The internet can be a frightening and inspiring place, sometimes at the same time. The speed at which we can write and spread information means that one person’s knee-jerk perspective can become the entrenched views of millions in a matter of minutes.<p>As the events that took place in Paris last week …

Gawker Is Dead as We Know It: Site Shifts to Politics

Website infamous for being premiere media rabble-rouser will layoff roughly 10, according to New York Times<p>The Gawker we all love to hate is dead.<p>The …

Justice

CBS Pulls Monday's Terrorism-Themed Episodes of 'Supergirl' and 'NCIS: Los Angeles'

Network will sub in other original episodes of the popular series in wake of Paris attacks<p>CBS is pulling previously scheduled terrorism-related …

MU faculty member resigns courtesy appointment, apologizes for photojournalist incident

COLUMBIA — MU faculty member Melissa Click and MU staff member Janna Basler have apologized. And Tuesday night, Click resigned her courtesy …

iPhone News

<i>image courtesy Wikicommons</i><p>By now, everyone has seen images of Syrian refugees streaming into and across Europe. And more than a few people have noted that every refugee seems to be carrying a smart phone. This may come as a surprise to westerners, who might think that refugees should be out of the …

World Bank

7 Ways 'Instant Articles' Changes Content on Facebook Forever

Facebook recently made Instant Articles available to all users of its iPhone app, with Android beta testing underway.<p>Instant Articles allows …

Facebook Q3 Numbers: More Than a Billion Users, and 8 Billion Video Views, Every Day

Facebook has today announced its Q3 numbers, with solid results across the board.<p>First up, Facebook's monthly active user count (MAU) is now up to …

Research reveals 9 of 10 websites leak user data to third parties

The idea of websites tracking users without their knowledge or permission isn’t new, but you might be surprised at just how big a problem it really is.<p>Tim Libert, a privacy researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, published new peer-reviewed research that attempted to quantify just that. His …

New milestone: DVR viewing tops live

For a a small number of broadcast shows, there are more viewers watching them on their DVRs than live.<p>And you can expect that number to get bigger as …

Playboy Goes PG (Will No Nudes Be Good News?) And The Village Voice Changes Hands, Again

Two icons of 1950s print media, <i>Playboy</i> magazine and <i>The Village Voice</i>, once a beacon of muckraking investigative news and alternative criticism, …

New TV season ratings show fewer young viewers watching the traditional way

When networks executives got a look at the first two weeks of Nielsen data for the new TV season, the lyrics of a 1960s song must have come to mind: "Where have all the young men gone?"<p>There's been an 11.8% decline in TV viewing of any kind — broadcast, cable or DVR — among men in the 18- to …

Cumulus Media a dark cloud on the radio industry

The current ownership model for radio stations in which a few corporations own a huge number of stations in each market has been documented — here …

Report: Streaming Video Up, Live TV Down in Q2 | Broadcasting & Cable

Winds of change continued to blow through the TV business in the second quarter, with live TV viewing dropping as the number of homes with broadband …

U.S. Consumers Now Spend More Time In Apps Than Watching TV

At yesterday’s Apple event in San Francisco, CEO Tim Cook spoke about the need to bring apps to the TV’s big screen, while introducing the new Apple TV. Today, a new report from Flurry also highlights how apps have edged their way further into our lives, noting that, for the first time ever, the …

Apps

Periscope Adds Facebook Sharing, Support For Landscape Broadcasts Ahead Of Its Apple TV App

Twitter’s live-streaming app Periscope rolled out an update today that introduces support for broadcasting and watching streams while your mobile device is in landscape mode. While addressing a minor inconvenience which before saw users stuck watching video sideways at times (as Periscope only …

Smart TV

New Establishment List 2015

THE NEW OLD MEDIA:<p>FLIGHT OF FANCY:<p>EVIDENCE OF UNICORN EVOLUTION:<p>WORLD- DOMINATION WATCH:<p>WHAT WILL TECHNOLOGY MAKE OBSOLETE IN FIVE YEARS?<p>STUDIO HEAD, TOO?<p>BENEVOLENT OWNER?<p>WATCHING IVE:<p>WATCHING THE WATCH:<p>EVIDENCE OF BUFFETT-LIKE IMMORTALITY:<p>COMRADE-IN-ARMS:<p>LATEST RADICAL AMBITION:<p>EXTRATERRESTRIAL …

Advertising Doesn’t Have to Irritate, Intrude, Lie, Cheat and Generally Suck

The future of advertising and the media it supports rests on building real relationships<p>Let us be gentle as we deliver this message to the good …

At Long Last, Mobile To Eclipse Desktop Advertising

For years, industry experts dangled the divination that mobile was just about to take over the world. “Any day now,” they assured conference-goers. …

As giant platforms rise, local news is getting crushed

The quest for scale, driven by the distribution power of a few enormous technology platforms, is killing the business case for local news. Will anything take its place?<p><b>Editor’s note</b>: The new issue of our sister publication Nieman Reports is out and ready for you to read. I write a column for the …

Journalism

Facebook is trying to make Twitter obsolete

Twitter still holds one advantage over Facebook, and that's where its "real-time" network plays a big role. 59% of Twitter users that get news from the social network follow breaking news on the platform. That number is just 31% on Facebook.<p>But Facebook may be planning an attack to overcome …

Music Festivals

Jonah Peretti Is Not Your Friend

Over the past few months, a wave of unionization has swept across new media. On Friday, the media union movement got its first official enemy. Now …

Why a Future Ride in a Self-Driving Car Could Be a Trip to Advertising Hell

There’s nothing marketers love more than a captive audience. And people don’t get any more captive than when they’re sitting in a car. That’s a …