Media Threads May 4, 2019

It’s been kind of a weird week, I haven’t made the time I normally do to put together my weekly blog on the media. My brain is too scattered to put the threads together. Instead of a fully-cook post, I thought I would post some of the more interesting stories I found this week.

I’ll do better next week.

Although many publishers have steered clear of a full pivot to video, Conde Nast says its video is the ‘New Prime Time’ TV, and is now pitching itself as a video-first company.

I was surprised when I saw Yahoo popping up as a partner for news publishers again. This time offering Verizon’s 5G Lab resources. They are working with publishers on new formats called “extended reality,” or XR, which can include AR, AV, and VR.

While new formats and abbreviations are cool, I’m partial to something that can benefit more than just the top-tier publishers. That’s why I’m exited to see Washington Post’s Arc Publishing platform continue to grow. It’s now over $100 million in sales.

After I posted last week I realized that I did not include anything on Facebook – I won’t make that mistake two weeks in a row! Here you go, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founder, has launched a podcast titled ‘Tech and Society with Mark Zuckerberg.’ Don’t worry I’m sure you can trust whatever he says.

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