Tag: disney

by Jefferson Yen

The streaming media industry is still relatively young, but a recent story in the Wall Street Journal illustrates how the services are bringing massive change to the entertainment industry. According to WSJ’s Shalini Ramachandran, the executive producers of “Homeland” and 20th Century Fox studio are currently in a dispute with Showtime over streaming media rights. […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

We’ve covered cord-cutting from cable for years, but now there’s no doubt about it: it’s real, it’s here and media giants will need to get used to it. Variety reported that pay TV had its worst-ever quarterly subscriber declines in the second quarter, losing more than 500,000 subscribers. The number of pay TV households is […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-books get a makeover (Jennifer Maloney / Wall Street Journal) 2. How authors can evaluate hybrid publishers (via Jane Friedman) 3. Why the subscription model for e-books doesn’t work — at least not yet (Jason Nillian / Entrepreneur) 4. Disney rethinks publishing in a tech-driven market (Rich Bellis / Digital Book World) 5. Pearson: […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The eternal return of BuzzFeed (Adrienne LaFrance & Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic) 2. 100B messages and 500M users say push still works — for messages that matter (John Koetsier / VentureBeat) 3. Capital to become POLITICO New York as parent company sets expansion plans (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) 4. Inside Disney’s […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Belt Publishing led to an online magazine covering the industrial Midwest (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. Google and Facebook have ‘social responsibilities’, says Ofcom chief (John Plunkett / Guardian) 3. EFF wants to legalize bringing ‘abandoned’ games back online (Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge) 4. New app ‘Hash’ attempts to better organize […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Aereo to the FCC: Let us join the cable companies we tried to replace (Brian Fung / The Washington Post) 2. Hundreds of Dropbox logins leak, but storage service says they came from elsewhere (David Meyer / GigaOm) 3. Are journalists at risk of vicarious trauma from user-generated content? (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 4. […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, a one-stop shop for books, streaming movies, and even toilet paper. And they became the world’s largest online retailer with a mix of convenient delivery and low prices that beat the competition. For authors, this has been a mixed bag — Amazon connects consumers with books that don’t […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. #IfTheyGunnedMeDown and what hashtag activism does right (James Poniewozik / TIME) 2. Media and entertainment CFOs shift their primary focus from cost-cutting to growth (Ernst & Young) 3. Don’t compare BuzzFeed’s valuation to newspapers'; compare it to agencies, reaching young mobile, social audiences (Felix Salmon / Medium) 4. “I liked everything I saw on […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Disney to buy YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million (Ronald Grover / Reuters) 2. Journalists group and Internet lawyers challenge Turkey’s ban on Twitter (Sebnem Arsu & Dan Bilefsky / New York Times) 3. Record numbers are watching March Madness online, but only the good parts (Zak Seward / Quartz) 4. New York […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix and Spotify help drive UK home entertainment revenues to £5.3 billion (John Reynolds / The Guardian) 2. Obama bypasses traditional media again in interview with Zach Galifianakis (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 3. An online Magna Carta: Berners-Lee calls for bill of rights for web (Jemima Kiss / The Guardian) 4. Web firms face […] more »