Media Business News and Trends

Swoot aims to make discovering and recommending podcasts streamlined and easy.

Posted Apr 23, 2019

Last week, Facebook met with journalists to talk about the latest updates to it "reduce, remove, inform" approach to problematic content. But today, CNBC reported that CEO Mark Zuckerberg once hoped to determine the worth of user data through third-party deals.

Posted Apr 16, 2019

Early in 2019, the newly inaugurated 116th Congress introduced H.R. 1, a piece of legislation that has the potential to initiate a new era of official government censorship of online media.

Posted Apr 16, 2019

As of January 2019, Netflix counted 139 million subscribers, while Amazon reported 100 million Prime subscribers in April 2018. The subscription model extends to the realm of digital media, where long-standing publications such as The New York Times, as well as newer players such as The Information, have built strong subscriber bases. Nevertheless, many companies may be wondering how to build a strong subscriber base or how to retain those subscribers once they have them.

Posted Apr 15, 2019

Are publishers moving into a post-advertising world? The short answer is "yes," but it's more complicated than that. It's not that advertising has gone away or even that it will. It's more that the ways in which publishers earn revenue to support their business operations are changing in a digital information environment.

Posted Apr 08, 2019

Social media may be the star of digital marketing strategies, but email has long been the work-horse. Marketers know this, and it's time publishers follow their lead.

Posted Apr 03, 2019

With the growth of mobile commerce and direct-to-consumer brands, Appreciate analyzed its 2018 holiday e-commerce app user acquisition campaigns and found that more creative on more app publishers and categories generated the greatest engagement and conversion rates for Appreciate's e-commerce app clients.

Posted Apr 02, 2019

What even is the media? Is it The New York Times? Vogue? CNN? Facebook? Google? Netflix? YouTube? Tumblr? A podcast? All of the above? Something greater than the sums of these parts?

Posted Apr 02, 2019

The American Journalism Project is a venture philanthropy organization trying to boost local journalism and increase the visibility and understanding of civic journalism as a public good.

Posted Apr 01, 2019

Although copyright protection exists as soon as a work is created or "fixed," the US Supreme Court recently held that copyrights cannot be enforced until a registration is obtained from the US Copyright Office.

Posted Mar 29, 2019

Nobel Media partners with Microsoft to launch cutting-edge Storytelling Platform.

Posted Mar 28, 2019

Leveraging video and FinTech to increase revenues might be one road to salvation for struggling digital publishers.

Posted Mar 27, 2019

Studying more than 60 characteristics of ads, the authors found that the most highly shared ads are emotional, generating specific positive emotions like inspiration, warmth, excitement, and amusement. Just as important, these emotionally-evocative ads were story-like.

Posted Mar 19, 2019

From combating the spread of misinformation to expanding awareness of the impact of artificial intelligence on society, seven projects shaping the effects that artificial intelligence has on the field of news and information received $750,000 in funding today.

Posted Mar 14, 2019

Serial Box launches in Google Play Store, offers special promotion for Android users.

Posted Mar 14, 2019

Podcasters work hard, often for very little--or no--pay. They need good guests that make their jobs easier. Here are three tips to keep in mind before you go on a podcast.

Posted Mar 14, 2019

A Tealium-commissioned global survey reveals the majority of customer data strategies do not support the achievement of key business objectives.

Posted Mar 12, 2019

BuzzFeed surprises New Yorkers with a physical version of its publication, says it's about "joy."

Posted Mar 08, 2019

There's a limit to the audience publishers can attract on their owned sites and only so many ads they can pile on a page. To support more growth, a publisher has to enact audience extension strategies and sell on other sites beyond their own. But how do they manage this scale properly without having it morph into a chaotic mess?

Posted Mar 08, 2019

New research identifies challenges for current measurement practices, calls for better ways to address "unobservable" factors.

Posted Mar 07, 2019

Dennis Publishing Ltd., a portfolio company of Exponent Private Equity LLP, has acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc., a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online.

Posted Mar 05, 2019

Millennial-owned businesses are more likely to advertise on both traditional and digital mediums, but the majority of small businesses value advertising, a new survey finds.

Posted Feb 28, 2019

Fourth annual report reveals industry benchmarks for key metrics that impact deliverability.?

Posted Feb 28, 2019

Company releases Q4 2018 QMI report, highlighting key trends in mobile advertising growth.

Posted Feb 21, 2019

New data suggest marketers are shifting who they target and how they do it. See which audiences advertisers are willing to spend big bucks to gain access to.

Posted Feb 21, 2019

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