Media

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 »

The media dangerously misuses the word ‘trolling’

We need to call out trolling for what it is: harassment and abuse. Dragana Gordic/Shutterstock The word “trolling” has become a media stand-in for online behaviours that are nothing to laugh about. Journalist Ginger Gorman touched on this in her recent “Staring Down The Trolls” series, which explores the experiences of people who are harassed in digital spaces and offers advice ... Read More »

Pakistan Sentences Man To Death For ‘Blasphemy’ On Social Media

Pakistani religious students and activists gathered for a protest in Islamabad in March, as they demanded the removal of all blasphemous content from social media sites in the country. Aamir Qureshi /AFP/Getty Images In Pakistan, a court in Punjab province has sentenced a 30-year-old man to death over posting allegedly blasphemous content on social media. Prosecutor Shafiq Qureshi confirmed the ... Read More »

Free media, a necessity in a free society: Ansari

Vice President Mohammand Hamid Ansari, on Monday, said a free media is not only beneficial but also a necessity in a free society and any attack on press freedom will result in jeopardising citizens’ rights. Mr. Ansari, who launched National Herald’s commemorative publication – “70 years of India’s Independence” – in the presence of All India Congress Committee Vice President ... Read More »