Media

Media reboot: the real story is the rise of data

Experienced journalists are also enrolling on postgrad courses for data training. Photograph: artiemedvedev/Getty Images/iStockphoto Back in the day, if your shorthand didn’t stretch to 100 words a minute, your chances of landing a journalism job were sketchy. These skills are now pretty much redundant – better to know how to whip up a frenzy on social media, build an interactive ... Read More »

Conspiracy theories and the media

Conspiracy theories involving powerful forces orchestrating global events have a long history. Ideas that Jews, Freemasons, the Illuminati, lizard people or aliens are secretly running world affairs have been around for centuries. But in the past year conspiracy theories have been taking centre stage in mainstream politics both in Europe and the United States and have also been linked to deadly crimes. Hungarian Prime ... Read More »

Use Of Multiple Social Media Platforms Linked To Depression: Everything You Should Know

We all have multiple social media platform apps installed on our phones. Some of the most common social media apps which people use include Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and Snapchat. A lot of time is spent (often wasted) on browsing through social media feeds. And if a recent study is to be believed, using multiple social media platforms can lead to ... Read More »

Foreign Media On ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Fight At RBI

Tensions between the RBI and the Modi government have increased dramatically. New Delhi: Central banks are usually pretty boring places, home to technocrats who keep watch on inflation and exchange rates and pride themselves on avoiding public controversy. So it came as a shock when the deputy governor of India’s central bank gave a speech in October warning that the institution’s ... Read More »

Mortgage rates drop to 2-month low—an unexpected holiday gift to housing

Americans may be losing money in their stock portfolios this week, but they are gaining purchasing power in the housing market. Mortgage rates are falling sharply, as investors head to the relative safe haven of the bond market. Mortgage rates follow loosely the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury. The average rate on the popular 30-year fixed has fallen 21 ... Read More »

Fake news, rumours on social media hit Indian firms

When FabHotels filed a complaint with the Delhi police and its cyber cell on 28 September alleging three people had spread rumours on social media platforms that the budget hotel chain was cash-strapped and failing to pay suppliers, it highlighted a pattern—of companies being hit by fake news. Fake news and unsubstantiated rumours on social media have caused significant damage ... Read More »

How To Position Your Company As A Media Rock Star

Fifty years ago, The Byrds offered some sage advice for anyone who wanted to be a rock star: “Take some time and learn how to play.” When it comes to media relations, today’s growing tech companies can benefit from that maxim. It’s natural for emerging businesses to want name recognition and star status — at least with their investors, boards ... Read More »

Russian ‘troll army’ tweets cited more than 80 times in UK media

Members of a Russian “troll army” were quoted more than 80 times across British-read media outlets before Twitter revealed their identity and banned them, a Guardian investigation has shown. Some posts from the accounts were embedded in articles to provide apparently local reportage and pictures from the sites of disasters and crime scenes around the world. In fact, Twitter claims, all the ... Read More »

Axios Media Trends

Good morning and happy early Thanksgiving. Thanks for subscribing to Axios Media Trends. Send tips and ideas to [email protected] and tell your friends and colleagues to join the conversation by signing up here. FYI – The story that just won’t end: Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd calls, walking around naked ... Read More »

Facebook, Google strangle media

A wave of consolidation in every sector of the media industry shows how much media companies are struggling to keep up with the pace and scale of technology companies. Why it matters: Tech giants, aided by decades of minimal regulation, have scaled to the point at which they are able to adjust their advertising models and adapt to consumer demands faster ... Read More »