Online publishers still looking for the digital sweet spot
Some will pay, just not that many
Everything about the Cannes Film Festival carries symbolic weight. Juries are made up of really important people. Films allowed for screening are obviously very important. Those nominated for top honors are super important. Palme d’Ore winners are beyond important, exalted even. Those other film awards - Oscars, BAFTAs - are, well, nice.
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Uncertainty is a rude force on conventional media wisdom. The audience wants their expectations fulfilled, except when they don’t. They want to see, figuratively, their reflection, so long as it’s very pretty. Then, too, they want to find what they’re looking for, preferably without major expense or lifestyle change. Uncertainty brings out frustration but only for a moment.
Nice tunes prevail, many firsts, disruptors fail to thwart song contest
Epic Sax Guy returns
Broadcaster snapped shut, replacement to follow
where's the news?
Trust in TV news affected by political alignment
Elections and Media
Politicians are quickly catching up. Elections are so much more fun with TV consultants, social media advisors and all the technology needed to motivate those voters. When it works, yippie!!! When it doesn’t: fake news. But then, restrictions apply.
Fake News, Hate Speech and Propaganda
Government watching fake news, but not that much
Courts don't care how big and important you are
Who would have thought?
Ads target influencers to explain fake news
Fake news is a job creator
"certainly no money"
Media in the UK
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Fake News, Hate Speech and Propaganda – new
The institutional threat of fake news, hate speech and propaganda is testing the mettle of those who toil in news media. Those three related evils are not new, by any means, but taken together have put the truth and those reporting it on the back foot. Words matter. This ftm Knowledge file explores that light. 48 pages, PDF (March 2017)
Transitional media environments create considerable froth among top executives. The hardest-charging eventually want to “seek new opportunities” or are asked. Stability is a warm-fuzzy memory as audiences, platforms and owners change. Growth - however possible - is still the priority. Getting there is the journey, not the destination.
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UK - Major Media - Television (May 2017)
public and commercial channels, owners, management, audience trends
UK - Market Data (April 2017)
population, GDP, GNI, ad spending, internet and mobile users, social media, press freedom, corruption
Politician offers solution for journalism problem
Tell us what you really think
World Press Freedom Day - Ten Quotes
"We need leaders"
Illustrating the precipice upon which media freedom across the world sits, Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) warned of an approaching “tipping point” in its recently released annual World Press Freedom Index . The accompanying report is gloomy, “an ever darker world.” Societies adhering to a free-flow of truthful information, once-hopeful, have been plunged into dystopia by dictators, autocrats and thugs. Later the same week US-based NGO Freedom House released its annual World Freedom of the Press 2017 report. The reports are strikingly similar: the dark side is winning.
Media in the Middle East
TV exec sought by Iran murdered in Turkey, assassins escape
business or something else
Digital transactions are the new black hole