Tag: hulu

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. New Reddit rules will crack down on some hate communities, leave others standing  (Adi  Robertson / The Verge) 2. Former Reddit CEO:The trolls are winning the battle for the Internet (Ellen Pao / Washington Post) 3. Chart: Netflix preferred over TV nets across multiple demos, study finds (Susanne Ault / Variety) 4. Hulu explores […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Quick thoughts as Circa shuts down (via David Cohen) 2. Here’s why consumers love Netflix more than Amazon and Hulu (Jason Lynch / AdWeek) 3. Publishers prepare to ramp up news distribution on Facebook’s Instant Articles (Lukas I. Alpert & Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 4. Google has quietly launched a GitHub competitor […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why does local matter? Let’s ask our audience (Melody Kramer / Poynter) 2. Instagram gets newsy with trends and place search (Sarah Buhr & Josh Constine / TechCrunch) 3. Facebook knocks Walmart out of top 10 most valuable companies (Tom Huddleston Jr. / Fortune) 4. Hulu will sell Showtime on the web at a […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Internet users are increasingly blocking ads, including on their mobiles (via The Economist) 2. Life after Snowden: Journalists’ new moral responsibility (Alan Rusbridger / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Women are (still) underrepresented in newsrooms: 5 reasons why (Sara Catania / Poynter) 4. What changes at Medium and Yahoo Pipes teach us about the persistence […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The NewFronts are the digital publishing world’s answer to the Upfronts. If you aren’t familiar with the Newfronts, they are an opportunity for publishers to pitch advertisers on the value of their audience and tech platform. In the past, they were treated as somewhat of a sideshow, but this year they threatened to outshine the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. FBI slammed on Capitol Hill for ‘stupid’ ideas about encryption (Patrick Howell O’Neill / Daily Dot) 2. Google and Facebook are our frenemy. Beware (Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. In earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the BBC is using messaging app Viber to share information and safety tips (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. Twitter […] 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 Sonia Paul

This week MediaShift is doing a special in-depth report on cutting the cord to cable TV — who’s doing it, why, and how. One of our most popular posts over the past 5 years has been our special guides to cutting the cord, which we first published in January 2010 and again in 2012.  Stay tuned […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New report: Local newspapers have done a terrible job building local digital audiences (Joseph Lichtenstein / Nieman Lab) 2. Micropayments for news articles are a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea (Will Federman / Medium) 3. Viacom says the Internet made its reruns less valuable (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. 3 smart ideas […] more »