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Die Sehnsucht nach palliativer Medienkritik

Vorgestern kritisierte ich hart Spiegel Daily, jenes Angebot des Spiegel-Verlags, das behauptet, eine „smarte Abendzeitung“ sein zu wollen. Nun …

Amazon expands Amazon Channels to UK, Germany, taking aim at pay-TV users

The race to control the TV is on, and today comes some news out of Europe underscoring Amazon’s ambitions in that department. The e-commerce giant announced the launch of Amazon Channels in the UK and Germany — its two biggest markets in the region — which will see Amazon, for the first time, offer …

Televisions

Studien von Deloitte und BVDW: Trend zu nicht-linearem Fernsehen "gefestigt und unumkehrbar"

Bild: FotoliaDie Nutzung des traditionellen linearen Fernsehens ist einer aktuellen Studie zufolge im Vergleich zum vergangenen Jahr zugunsten …

6 months in, The New York Times is expanding the Wirecutter to babies, personal finance and pet gear

The Wirecutter made a name for itself by serving up great deals to tech obsessives hungry for the latest gadgets. But the best deal it ever offered …

Journalism

How food brand Tasty is a template for BuzzFeed's vertical expansion

In less than two years, Tasty, a Facebook page filled with short recipe videos, has become the engine of BuzzFeed’s video view. In April, it hit …

Buzzfeed

The Skimm Is the Ivanka Trump of Newsletters

“There’s a lot of stuff in the world. It’s confusing.”Thinkstock For many concerned citizens of the world, the scariest part of Donald Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Die bizarre Nebentätigkeit des Moderators Hans Meiser

Bei Böhmermann spielt er den Bundespräsidenten, online verbreitet er rechte Verschwörungstheorien.<p>Er schimpft über die "versiffte Systempresse" und die "Muselmänner", er will AfD wählen und wünscht sich einen "charismatischen Führer" – der "kleine Mann" aus dem <i>Neo Magazin Royale</i> ist ein …

How Time Out has grown e-commerce revenue by 45 percent in a year

Time Out has dabbled in affiliate relations with booking engines for years, but in 2016 it launched more events and rolled out a custom e-commerce …

Advertising Industry

The Guardian and The New York Times bet on reader support. Looks like it’s paying off.

Despite news of incessant layoffs, cost-cutting and retrenchment, there are occasional bright spots in the media business.<p>Two of those rare moments …

Journalism

Mother Jones is raising $500,000 to go after the Trump-Russia story

Mother Jones on Friday announced a half-million dollar crowdfunding campaign to investigate the connection between the Trump administration and …

Journalism

How Germany’s Die Zeit is trying to reach a younger audience (while also putting up a paywall)

Last September, to celebrate its 20th anniversary, Zeit Online — the digital presence of Die Zeit, the weekly German newspaper — held Z2X, a two-day ideas festival in Berlin for people in their 20s.<p>People had to apply to attend, and Zeit Online received more than 10,000 applications for just 600 …

Journalism

What Happens When The Pro-Trump Media Get Actual Scoops?

Major scoops by former trolls have short-circuited the bullshit detector of the mainstream media.

New York Times Rolls Out a Kids’ Edition as Part of a Print Push

Even as it focuses more of its efforts online, the <i>New York Times</i> is still trying new ways to get more out of the old-fashioned print edition, and the …

Journalism

The New York Times is doing great! Here’s the problem with that.

For all that the president savages the mainstream media — labeling the press “fake news” and “the enemy of the American People” — news outlets have been thriving in the age of Donald Trump. Constant drama and uncertainty, it turns out, is good for business. "Every time he tweets, it drives …

Journalism

Jimmy Wales on Wikitribune’s business model and why it might cover not just politics but also dog breeding

Wikitribune, the crowdfunded news platform from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, was announced last week, but we’ve seen relatively few details about how it will run and the kinds of topics it will cover.<p>On Thursday, I got the chance to talk to Wales about some of his goals for the site. (And for a …

Journalism

Media Companies Line Up to Make Shows for Snap TV

Snap Inc.’s ambitious effort to create television-like content has old and new media companies alike clamoring to learn how to produce shows for Snapchat’s lucrative young audience.<p>Over the past several months, Snap has signed original show deals with NBCUniversal, Turner, A+E Networks, Discovery, …

A+E Networks

Newsonomics: Can a master blacklist choke off fake news’ money supply?

For the last few weeks, it’s looked like fake news has spawned its own opposition industry. Money to fight the now-apparent-to-all evil has poured out of foundation coffers faster than Sean Spicer clarifications.<p>In February, Craig Newmark made his big individual pledge to supporting trust in news, …

Journalism

Paying for news: Why people subscribe and what it says about the future of journalism

<i>This research was conducted by the Media Insight Project — an initiative of the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for</i> …

Journalism

A new model for investigative journalism? An offshoot of Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program strikes a deal with Amazon to produce over-the-top video

In 2001, "Frontline" aired a documentary by investigative reporting legend Lowell Bergman. The movie, which chronicled the new cowboys of "Energy …

Journalism

Fueling a Flight to Quality

But first, how do we define quality — and crap?<p>Storyful and Moat — together with CUNY and our new News Integrity Initiative*— have announced a …

Journalism

Futurist Amy Webb on how to look for and think about trends set to impact media

With so much happening in technology, it’s difficult to choose what to focus on or not. How should publishers distinguish between "must consider", …

Social Media Is the New Television

Year over year, marketers are finding that television events that previously saw high viewership are grossing lower ratings than ever.<p>The 2017 …

Social Media Marketing

Bloomberg and Twitter hope to reinvent breaking news with #TheNewNews

Bloomberg LP founder Mike Bloomberg and Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey sat down at Bloomberg Media's NewFront presentation on Monday (May 1) to …

Journalism

Brillant orchestriert aus dem Ex-Puff

<i>Das Medienprojekt «Republik» macht bisher alles richtig und verbucht einen Sensationserfolg beim Crowdfunding. Doch vermutlich werden viele der</i> …

Desktop and Mobile Ad Revenue Surpasses TV for the First Time

Most Popular<p>Step aside, TV and desktop: Digital advertising revenue surged nearly 22% to $72.5 billion for the 2016 calendar year, up from the $59.6 …

Advertising

Here’s why ESPN had mass layoffs today

Short version: Costs are up. Subscribers are down.<p>Why did ESPN let go of 100 of its writers, reporters and on-air staff today?<p>The programmer, which has around 8,000 employees, says it’s making the moves as it adapts its mix of TV and digital programming to the Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat age.<p>“Our …

IPTV

Deutschland-Offensive: Snapchat startet Discover-Rubrik mit Bild, Spiegel Online, Sky Sport und Vice

Bild: SnapSnapchat weitet seine Bempühungen in Deutschland aus. Nachdem die Konzernmutter Snap vor wenigen Tagen mit der neuen DACH-Chefin Marianne …

Er fragt - zu kritisch, zu hartnäckig

Was anderswo als gute journalistische Arbeit gilt, bringt ORF-Moderator Armin Wolf bei seinem Sender in Schwierigkeiten.<p>Gerade erst hat sich der …

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launches Wikitribune, a large-scale attempt to combat fake news

Good things can happen when a crowd goes to work on trying to figure out a problem in journalism. At the same time, completely crowdsourced news investigations can go bad without oversight — as when, for example, a group of Redditors falsely accused someone of being the Boston Marathon bomber. An …

Fake News