Media

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 »

A media company known for supermarket magazines is upending the digital publishing model

Bauer Xcel Media US wants to be at the forefront of using data and analytics. The US digital offshoot of the German media giant encourages its editors and sales teams to collaborate Bauer editors take into account what content will make the most money from ads when making decisions on what to cover. Editors are supposed to think about what their readers ... Read More »

Social media weaning away time spent on newspapers,TV: Assocham

NEW DELHI, JULY 23:   Social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and others are rapidly changing the reading and viewing habits of an increasing number of people, mostly youngsters, according to Assocham. Based on an analysis of responses from just 235 families, the industry body claimed that Indians residing in big cities are now spending less than half the time ... Read More »

Qatar sheds light on cyberattack on official media

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior says experts now have evidence of the source of the cyberattack on the country’s official media which occurred in late May. In a press conference in Doha on Thursday, officials said the hacking of Qatar News Agency accounts took place in coordination with, and through, one of the blockading states. “The hackers had total control of ... Read More »

Digital platforms to drive growth in media and entertainment: Report

According to EY’s report on the industry growth in digital media businesses would far outpace TV, print, radio or music concerts at 26 per cent CAGR between 2016 and 2021. MUMBAI: India’s media and entertainment industry is forecast to touch $34.8 billion by 2021, logging a CAGR of 11.8 per cent in the preceding five years, paced by significant growth in digital platforms that ... Read More »