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Media Start-ups: Breaking Free From the (Dark?) Forces of Big Media

Media Start-ups: Breaking Free From the (Dark?) Forces of Big Media

In my previous post, I wrote about how traditional news media in the U.S. are worried.  The Internet has shattered the old business model.  Many are now turning to digital and mobile devices for information.

Take a look at this: Data from the Pew Research Center show 50% of Americans now turn to the Internet as a source of news – a big jump from 13% in 2001. TV as a news source is declining from 74% in 2001 to 69% in 2013, and an even more dramatic decrease for newspapers from 45% to 28% in the same period.

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Postkard from Amerika: UPSTART STARTUPS IN MEDIA SHAKEUP

Welcome to the brave new media world, where lumbering giants are being humbled by nimbler johnnies-come-lately. A world where senior editors of venerable newspapers have the deer-in-the-headlights look while those of new media outlets have a precocious twinkle in their eyes. After visiting several flagship newspapers around the United States, it is clear that the business model that the print media relied on for decades does not work anymore. Circulations are falling as the younger generation mostly consumes news online. This in turn has led to a steep fall in advertising dollars.

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Next Top Model: Shaking Up Traditional Media

Next Top Model: Shaking Up Traditional Media

 I grew up at a time when traditional media was king in the Philippines.  It was shortly after the People Power revolution in 1986, the nonviolent uprising that overthrew the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, a period when critical media outlets were shutdown. 

After the revolt, Filipinos were ravenous for real news and information.  Newspapers came back in force, but TV was the dominant medium for the masses.  At 6:30pm, every household would be tuned in to the nation’s top-rating newscast.  People were riveted.  Philippine media were fearless once again. 

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Politico and Washington post - The young and the old lion

When you visit Politico and Washington Post during the same week, making some comparison is inevitable. I see Politico as a young lion, full of energy, whereas Washington Post seems to be old and tired lion. But is it possible for the old lion to reform itself?

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David vs Goliath: Politico looks to steal a march on once-venerable Post

David vs Goliath: Politico looks to steal a march on once-venerable Post

 "They says Americans' past-time is baseball but I think it's politics … We want to do for politics what ESPN did for sport … we're here for obsessives and junkies". Fighting words from Politico National Political Reporter James Hohmann -- and just as well, for this is a fight to the death between the future of once-venerable institutions versus the anything-is-possible mentality from relative start-up competitors. Hohmann: "keeping the startup vibe is one of the secrets of our sauce".

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Rather Unplugged: Conversations with a one-time "voice of God"

As a "voice of God" -- referencing the authority of the three U.S. network anchors, who together address nearly thirty million viewers nightly -- Dan Rather had rather big shoes to fill when he assumed the anchor chair from Walker Cronkite in 1981. As Ken Auletta records in his magisterial profile on Rather in The New Yorker: "the one thing I hope … is that even my enemies think that I am authentic." (http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2005/03/07/050307fa_fact2?currentPage=all). 

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HIGH IMPACT JOURNEY: Destination New York meeting the News Dons.

HIGH IMPACT JOURNEY: Destination New York meeting the News Dons.

These are news organizations I have admired from thousands of miles away. They have their own flaws but comparably these are the hall mark of journalism, because no institution is perfect. It’s debatable though.

Dan Rather Reports

Here I was face to face with Dan Rather. Was I star struck? Yes, like my other colleagues only we kept our cool. This is the man who has done it all in TV.

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Dan Rather: U.S. reporting on the conflict is Israel-centric

 

It’s kind of strange to see up close someone who has been a familiar television face for me for decades. So, when Dan Rather looked me straight in the eye, I had to look around to see if everybody else was as starstruck as I was. I think they were.

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A Visit to Facebook New York (Who Wants to be a 'Social Media Journalist?')

A Visit to Facebook New York (Who Wants to be a 'Social Media Journalist?')

Facebook’s New York office on Madison Avenue has that young and brash vibe that you would expect from the social networking giant (though a bit underwhelming, I would imagine, compared to its Menlo Park, California headquarters which we will visit in a couple of weeks).

There’s a Facebook Wall filled with graffiti.  Grab some colored felt-tip pens and merrily doodle away.  Madonna signed her name on the wall.  

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I present the Newspaper online tv news: the next big thing?

I present the Newspaper online tv news: the next big thing?

Every newsroom has a TV set and radio as well to monitor competition but to have a news studio in a newspaper newrooms i find that innovative or rather controversial.

Is this the next big thing for the print media?

Stribcast

Veenita Sawkar Anchors' Stribcast'.

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