Tag: pbs

by Mark Glaser

When I first started the MediaShift blog for PBS in January 2006, I had a vision for much more than just a one-person blog. To try to cover the changing media world, it would require having more contributors helping to cover what was happening at newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, music, movies and more. And rather […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The news about new digital-news sites? It’s tough going (Paul Farhi / Washington Post) 2. Gawker’s moment of truth (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 3. Making black lives matter in the news (Susan Smith Richardson / Nieman Reports) 4. The New York Times wisely blocks staff from viewing its desktop homepage (Nate Swanner […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Online release of story on nail salon hazards leads to emergency measures in New York (Sarah Maslin Nir / New York Times) 2. After CNN, a new start helping journalists embrace ‘the wearable revolution’ (Katie Hawkins-Gaar / Poynter) 3. Netflix’s Reed Hastings predicts the future of TV over the next 20 years (Zac Seward […] more »

by Patricia Aufderheide

The following opinion piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. At SXSW, PBS made a bigger splash than usual at the media/tech mecca, with seven (!) panels and three films. At the new-this-year PBS Lounge (swag, free beer, comfy couches, selfies posted direct to Net), you could meet filmmakers of […] more »

by Patricia Aufderheide

SXSW panels and events take the pulse of cutting—OK, bleeding—edge trends in tech for film. Seven takeaways from panels: #1: Streaming video Open and closed video streaming platforms are now mainstream, and funding programming. In fact, according to BuzzFeed’s Summer Anne Burton, YouTube (c. 160M monthly desktop viewers) is now a lean-back, longform(ish) medium—suitable for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Deloitte says millennials will spend $62 billion on media in 2015 (Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code) 2. 2015 might be the year we start to get online identity right (Alex Howard / TechRepublic) 3. ComScore to tally viewers across their many devices (Emily Steel / New York Times) 4. How much work the NYT has […] more »

by Mark Glaser

For so long in public media, there has been a dream of interoperability and collaboration where local public stations could share and mix content from other stations around the country seamlessly. While many previous digital initiatives have come and gone, the Public Media Platform (PMP) has found its sea legs. A non-profit birthed from NPR, […] more »

by Angela Washeck

In a documentary that debuts on PBS Frontline this week, author Doug Rushkoff explores the relationship between big corporate brands and the young people who are so quick to promote what they “like” on social media. “Generation Like” sheds light on the ever-changing advertising and marketing industry and the phenomenon of teens being relentlessly marketed […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Source: Instagram will get video on June 20 (TechCrunch) 2. The NSA story isn’t ‘journalistic malfeasance’ – it’s a story that is evolving in real time(paidContent) 3. Having problems with your Netflix? You can blame Verizon (GigaOm) 4. How PBS won at digital (Digiday) 5. Huffington Post’s Kanalley joins the Buffalo Sabres…as social media manager (Poynter) 6. Yahoo eyeing automated video app maker Qwiki (AllThingsD) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-books now make up 20% of U.S. book sales (Mashable) 2. Google Play Books enables user e-books uploads, Google Drive support (Verge) 3. PBS MediaShift starts publishing e-books; First topics: cord cutting & self-publishing (paidContent) 4. Self-publishing is the worst (Salon) 5. E-books responsible for nearly $1 billion growth in trade (Digital Book World) […] more »