Media

Congress, Silicon Valley Seek Common Ground on Social Media Interference

Executives from Google, Facebook and Twitter faced anger from lawmakers last week over their platforms’ roles in Russian interference into the 2016 election. But for Silicon Valley, the biggest challenge lies ahead as tech companies look for ways to work with a U.S. Congress intent on closing legal loopholes before 2018 midterm elections. Congressional scrutiny showed U.S. law has fallen ... Read More »

Verizon’s Tim Armstrong and analyst Michael Nathanson are coming to Code Media

Just in case you needed a reminder about the enormous change the media business is undergoing, you got a couple this week: Disney has considered buying parts of 21st Century Fox. Or, to put it another way: 21st Century Fox, which wanted to buy Time Warner just a few years ago, is now up for sale itself. The Department of Justice may ... Read More »

China state-controlled media sides with Trump over American ‘fake’ media

President Donald Trump received a ringing endorsement this week from an unexpected source: A highly nationalistic Chinese propaganda outlet. In a Thursday editorial, China’s Global Times praised many of the U.S. leader’s qualities, and criticized the American media for “fake reports” that painted a negative picture of the man. “Trump is one of the most popular heads of state on the Chinese Internet, and generally the Chinese ... Read More »

Does age determine media habits in Switzerland?

  As media changes, all generations in Switzerland are forced to adapt. (Keystone) Old broadsheet or young app? Discussions about media in Switzerland (and elsewhere) often conjure notions of a generational divide, but how we consume information may transcend questions of age. When swissinfo.ch went to talk media habits recently with a group of teenagers (16-18) in a Bernese secondary ... Read More »

Jokowi suggests universities to offer social media program

The President himself is very active on social media as he does video blogging on his YouTube channel and regularly updates his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. (Shutterstock/File) Amid his busy schedule, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo made time to attend the 60th Dies Natalis anniversary of Padjadjaran University (Unpad) in Bandung held on Sept. 11 at the Graha Sanusi Hardjadinata, Unpad. ... Read More »

The Apostle to the Media

When a public person you know and care for dies too soon, there is a temptation to elevate their historical significance, to cast them as an era’s representative figure in order to persuade easily distracted readers to pay closer attention to the life they lived. I’m going to give in to that temptation in this column. In the life of Michael ... Read More »

Star Sports mega deal: How buying IPL media rights will change sports broadcasting?

Last month, Jawahar Goel, a television industry old-timer and chairman, MD of India’s satellite TV distribution platform Dish TV sent out a letter to the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Competition Commission of India and the Board of  Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wherein he warned them of Star India’s emerging sports telecast monopoly in India ... Read More »

Social media didn’t kill email — but it did change it

Too much digital ink has been spilled over the apparent demise of email. “What’s to replace email,” and “why email is dead,” are all well-worn topics musing over a thin premise: social media will replace the well-worn 45-year-old medium. Yes, social media and collaboration platforms are now established, critical work tools. But these tools work alongside email, each channel complementing ... Read More »

LaterPay brings its media payment technology to the US

LaterPay is offering media companies a business model that goes beyond subscriptions and ads. Cosmin Ene, the German startup’s founder and CEO, argued that while some publications are having success with paywalls and online subscriptions, it’s an approach that only convinces the most loyal readers to pay. So LaterPay is trying to help monetize “the vast space” between subscriptions and ads, ... Read More »

What is social media and how did it grow so quickly?

You’re more likely than not to have used social media recently, and it’s also likely that the time you’ve spent on the platforms has clocked up at least several hours a month. For instance, 99 per cent of people aged 16-24 in the UK in 2016 said they had used social media within the past week, while they spent close to an hour ... Read More »