Category: Media

  • News consumption is hard work

    Being a news consumer in 2018 is hard work. Although to be fair, it’s always been hard work. Mistakes, bias, false narratives and lies have always been part of the news. It’s never been easy for news consumers to distinguish between what’s real and what’s not. The difference, as social and distributed media have grown […]

  • Facebook throws the curveball media should have seen coming

    When it comes to Facebook I’ve always felt like a bit of a social media pariah in the media industry. I see the value the platform offers for publishers, but have preached that they should be cautious. This is particularly true for local publishers. I’ve argued passionately against using newer services like Live, Watch, Marketplace […]

  • Distribution as King

    On a recent episode of Peter Kafka’s Recode Media podcast, Peter interviewed the CEO of Simulmedia, Dave Morgan. The primary topic was the future of TV advertising, but what stood out to me was a comment he made on the subject of distribution. Dave mentioned that, looking at the history of media (specifically newspapers in his […]

  • Why is (Free) Content Still King

    I was so excited this week. I planned my blog post out in advance, took notes, found links – I was ready to go. Then I read an article that derailed my plan, because it covers a subject I have a strong opinion about – paywalls. More specifically, paywalls for newspaper publishers. The article, from […]

  • Is the ‘Pivot to Video’ killing websites?

    If you follow media, you probably read the big news this week: Video has killed traffic to millions of websites! Hey, at least it wasn’t millennials this time. Okay, maybe it wasn’t millions of websites, but the traffic losses are in the tens of millions. And there are a few notable sites that have seen […]