Archive for “March, 2018”

Extra! Extra! The Future of News?

– FT: Future of News Summit

Steve Bannon Interview at FT Future of News Conference

WATCH Billionaire Ken Fisher Tells Us Five Things You Didn’t Know About Cramer
https://www.thestreet.com/video/14532985/watch-billionaire-ken-fisher-tells-us-five-things-you-didn-t-know-about-cramer.html

Facebook says warning to Guardian group ‘not our wisest move
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/23/facebook-says-warning-to-guardian-group-not-our-wisest-move

– Facebook and the Future of News:

Facebook to publishers: We are your friend. Really.
http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/09/technology/business/facebook-publishers-sxsw/index.html

Facebook: We’re not backing away from news, but they are done with cheap clicks
https://medium.com/@LanceUlanoff/facebook-were-not-backing-away-from-news-but-they-are-done-with-cheap-clicks-ddc62c6ef94c

– Fundraising:

Media startup Cheddar launches its TV channel in Europe with Molotov

Media startup Cheddar launches its TV channel in Europe with Molotov

Theskimm raises 12 million for its snarky newsletters

TheSkimm raises $12 million for its snarky newsletters

– New Solutions / Startups

Scroll, the news startup from former Chartbeat CEO Tony Haile

Scroll, the $5/month news subscription startup, signs up The Atlantic, Business Insider, Fusion Media Group, Slate, and others

Blockchain journalism startup Sludge hires 3 veteran reporters

Blockchain journalism startup Sludge hires 3 veteran reporters

DNAinfo Editors Launch Media Startup, Quickly Surpass Kickstarter Goal

DNAinfo Editors Launch Media Startup, Quickly Surpass Kickstarter Goal

SXSW – A FutureForward Spectacular!

Future Forward: Rundown;

A BLOCK: SXSW – A Recap

– Facebook and Publishers / conversation
– Reddit
– Eddy Cue / Apple and Curated News
– 5 Things about SXSW
– NY Times and Podcasting – what’s next?

Apple’s Curated News Vision Snaps Into Focus

Apple’s Curated News Vision Snaps Into Focus; Eddy Cue Attributes Growth to Curation (GUEST)

5 Things about SXSW 2018
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b-YdqWTi9Hl9Nyjxzo2KoePUzwOj58x7lo7yIV44xlM/edit?usp=sharing

New Voices At The ‘New York Times’
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/315876/new-voices-at-the-new-york-times.html

B BLOCK: YouTube and Wikipedia – Good News?

YouTube didn’t tell Wikipedia about its plans for Wikipedia
https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/14/17120918/youtube-wikipedia-conspiracy-theory-partnerships-sxsw

C BLOCK: Will Ready Player One be good for VR?

THE VR METAVERSE OF READY PLAYER ONE IS JUST BEYOND OUR GRASP
https://www.wired.com/story/ready-player-one-vr-metaverse/

Publish or Perish: Can The Media Survive The Plague of Platforms?

Rundown:

Publishers: Whipsawed by promise and Peril, can they find their footing in this ever-changing world?

Chapter #1 / Publishers lost their access to their audience, now they’re fighting to get it back:

‘A big resurgence’: Publishers get a boost from Twitter video

‘A big resurgence’: Publishers get a boost from Twitter video

Google is replacing Facebook’s traffic to publishers
https://www.recode.net/2018/2/15/17013618/google-facebook-traffic-publishers-amp-chartbeat

Video Briefing: Snapchat cozies up to more publishers for video shows

Video Briefing: Snapchat cozies up to more publishers for video shows

Facebook’s algorithm has wiped out a once flourishing digital publisher
http://www.businessinsider.com/littlethings-online-publisher-shuts-down-and-blames-facebook-algorithm-2018-2

Facebook launches a local news accelerator for publisher
Facebook launches a local news accelerator for publishers

Chapter #2 Events? Subscriptions. Can that be it?

‘No silver bullet’: Publishing’s ‘incremental’ revenue often doesn’t replace lost ad dollars

‘No silver bullet’: Publishing’s ‘incremental’ revenue often doesn’t replace lost ad dollars

‘It’s going to end in tears’: Reality check is coming for subscription-thirsty publishers

‘It’s going to end in tears’: Reality check is coming for subscription-thirsty publishers

Chapter #3 Pivot To Video? Not so much?

Google turns on the charm with publishers by focusing on subscriptions


Google turns on the charm with publishers by focusing on subscriptions

Here’s An Abridged Timeline Of Digital Media’s Pivot To Video
https://www.fastcompany.com/40534037/heres-an-abridged-timeline-of-digital-medias-pivot-to-video

For Digital Publishers, The “Pivot To Video” Bloodbath Is Here
https://www.fastcompany.com/40516189/for-digital-publishers-the-pivot-to-video-bloodbath-is-here

Bonus Round: Or – Blockchain?

AD LIB PODCAST: PO.ET CEO JARROD DICKER ON WHY BLOCKCHAIN COULD SAVE PUBLISHING
http://adage.com/article/podcasts/ad-lib-podcast-po-ceo-jarrod-dicker/312545/

Startup Raises $20 Million to Build ‘YouTube on the Blockchain’
https://www.coindesk.com/lino-raises-20-million-youtube-fight/