Tag: hbo

by Julie Keck

1. Emily Bell: News groups should harness tech in the service of ‘good’ journalism (Mackenzie Weinger / news:rewired) 2. The evolving role of news on Twitter and Facebook (via Pew Research Center) 3. Two police forces breached code on protection of journalists’ sources (Ewen MacAskill / Guardian) 4. Password sharing: Are Netflix, HBO missing $500 […] more »

by Matt Smith

The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. We’re suckers for change, particularly those that improve experiences. Sure, some may complain that another moved the cheese, but transformative change is something we generally embrace once the value is […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Taylor Swift criticism spurs Apple to change royalties policy (Ben Sisario / New York Times) 2. How Renée Kaplan, the FT’s first head of audience engagement, approaches her new role (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 3. HBO’s real-life Game of Thrones: The fight to stay rich, on top, and score Bill Simmons (Lacey Rose […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. State of the News Media 2015 (Amy Mitchell / Pew Research Center) 2. Even podcasts have an upfront this year (Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal) 3. Yahoo introduces 18 digital series at NewFronts (Sydney Ember / New York Times) 4. Hulu sets mammoth ‘Seinfeld’ licensing deal worth nearly $180 million (Cynthia Littleton / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Journalists shouldn’t lose their rights in their move to private platforms (Adam Ragusea / Nieman Lab) 2. Twitter now allows anyone to send you a direct message, even if you don’t follow them (Napier Lopez / The Next Web) 3. Vice News to bow personal-finance show for millennials (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. Publishers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix doesn’t want to kill HBO: It wants to kill TV (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Rooster Teeth plays the video game (Stuart Dredge / Guardian) 3. Changes coming to the Times’ mobile portfolio (via New York Times) 4. The evolution of money: Every device will become a vehicle for commerce (Dan Rowinski / […] more »

by Julie Keck

Sit down. It’s time we had the talk. It’s a little embarrassing for both of us, so I’m just going to say it: you’ve been watching web series. I know, I know, that sounds impossible, but hear me out. Those episodes of “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” you binge watched last weekend? Web series. “House of […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

As cable bills have soared, people have been considering how to cut the cord without losing access to the shows and sports programming they love. These days more and more people are opting out. Since 2011, the number of millennials on cable has dropped 20 percent. But it’s not just millennials; 125,000 people unsubscribed in […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Cutting the cord to cable has gone from a fringe action to a way of life for millions of Americans that have given up on expensive cable and satellite TV packages and built their own on-demand TV experience with streaming TV. Not to mention the “cord nevers,” millennials who never bothered getting traditional pay TV […] more »

by Sonia Paul

At MediaShift, our sweet spot is covering the space where technology and media intersect. And what a dynamic space that is — always changing, always shifting. 2014 was no different. As we see it, here are the biggest stories and trends that shaped the media and technology industry in 2014, and will likely reverberate into […] more »