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Mathew Ingram, responding to new research from Pew, in If you have news, it will be aggregated and/or curated via GigaOM (via stoweboyd)

Posted at 8:20am and tagged with: media, tech, tehcnology, disruption,.

Trying to recreate the scarcity of content that used to exist in print — when media outlets controlled not only the creation of news but the platforms through which it was distributed — by using paywalls and subscription apps is fundamentally a losing battle. Many users want that content to be part of a larger digital experience, whether it’s through an aggregation app like Flipboard or through Facebook or Twitter. If your content is not designed to take advantage of that, you will be missing a larger and larger proportion of the audience you need.

infoneer-pulse:

State of the News Media 2012 - Pew Research Center

A mounting body of evidence finds that the spread of mobile technology is adding to news consumption, strengthening the appeal of traditional news brands and even boosting reading of long-form journalism. But the evidence also shows that technology companies are strengthening their grip on who profits, according to the 2012 State of the News Media report by Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.

» via Pew Research

Posted at 5:54am and tagged with: media, trends, techn, technology, disruption,.

infoneer-pulse:

State of the News Media 2012 - Pew Research Center

A mounting body of evidence finds that the spread of mobile technology is adding to news consumption, strengthening the appeal of traditional news brands and even boosting reading of long-form journalism. But the evidence also shows that technology companies are strengthening their grip on who profits, according to the 2012 State of the News Media report by Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.

» via Pew Research
According to the Pew Research Center, newspapers in the U.S. lost $10 in print advertising revenue for every $1 in online advertising they gained in 2011… In absolute terms, the industry saw online ad revenue grow by approximately $207m last year while print ad revenue dropped by approximately $2.1bn.

dbreunig:

Pew Research’s Project for Excellence in Journalism just released “The Search for a New Business Model”, a new study “which combines detailed proprietary data from individual newspapers with in-depth interviews at more than a dozen major media companies” in order to understand how newspapers are…

Posted at 3:29am and tagged with: Disruption, Media, Tech, Technology,.

stoweboyd:

Newspapers as a a whole are not making a transition to the new media landscape:

A Harsh Reality for Newspapers - Brain Stelter via NY Times

Last year, researchers at the Project for Excellence in Journalism persuaded six companies that own 121 newspapers to share private data about the…

Posted at 5:54am and tagged with: Media, Disruption, Tech, Technology,.

stoweboyd:

Here’s a big story, and the meta-story behind it:

The Collapse of Print Advertising in 1 Graph, Derek Thompson via The Atlantic

Print newspaper ads have fallen by two-thirds from $60 billion in the late-1990s to $20 billion in 2011.

[…]

Don’t just blame the bloggers. For decades,…

Posted at 5:55am and tagged with: Trends, Disruption, Media, Adertising,.

is piracy largely the domain of those who cannot or would not be customers in the first place? it is not diluting revenues by much it seems.

Innovate or Legislate - National Review Online (via pegobry)

Posted at 10:58am and tagged with: Disruption, Media, Economic, Trends,.

Michael Masnick, a blogger and venture capitalist who has taken a leading role in technology-policy debates, recently released a report on how the rise of digital consumption has changed the entertainment industry — and his core finding is that the entertainment industry is booming. Between 2005 and 2010, the global music industry increased in value from $132 billion to $168 billion. Despite a weak economy, the share of total household spending devoted to entertainment increased by 15 percent in the U.S. over the same period. Employment in the U.S. entertainment industry increased by 20 percent from the late 1990s to the late 2000s, in part because of an explosion of activity that occurred outside the largest media companies.

courtenaybird:

“There seems to be a growing obsession with defining what journalism is, and who deserves (or doesn’t deserve) to be called a journalist. Is the man who live-blogged the Osama bin Laden assassination a journalist? Is National Public Radio’s Andy Carvin, who has been using Twitter as a one-man newswire during the Arab Spring, a journalist? Some mainstream journalists would answer no to both of those questions, but by doing so they miss the larger point, which is that in both cases, information is provided that increases our knowledge about an important topic.

…Smart curation may actually serve that goal better than so-called ‘original reporting.’ The question that matters is whether it serves the reader.”

Posted at 1:14pm and tagged with: media, technology, publishing, tech, social media,.

thenextweb:

In a report by mobile analytics company Flurry, it appears the advertising industry still doesn’t seem to understand the potential mobile advertising has, despite the fact that it’s where consumers are spending tons of their time. (via Advertisers Aren’t Taking Advantage of Mobile)

Posted at 8:27am and tagged with: mobile, tech, technology, media, advertising, attention,.

thenextweb:

In a report by mobile analytics company Flurry, it appears the advertising industry still doesn’t seem to understand the potential mobile advertising has, despite the fact that it’s where consumers are spending tons of their time. (via Advertisers Aren’t Taking Advantage of Mobile)