Category Archives: Broadcasting

New Media Business Course Syllabi

For the past four years, I’ve been teaching a New Media Business for media course at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. It was originally open just to postgraduate students, but a few years ago we opened it … Continue reading

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My Thanks to Danny Meadows-Klue

One of the few people whose New Media work I loyally follow is the British web publishing pioneer Danny Meadows-Klue. I first met Klue during the mid-1990s when he was online publisher of  The Daily Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk). Since that job, he … Continue reading

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The Epochal Change That The Rise of Social Media Demarcates

Whenever anyone from the traditional media industries writes, blogs, or tweets about Social Media, they miss the point. I find this so exasperating that I want to stab them with the point. Here is my thrust: When newspaper, magazine, radio, … Continue reading

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Podcasting As A Truly Unique News Format

Besides the BBC’s ‘Story Fix,’ is there any other news organizations that are starting to create a truly unique podcasting format? Continue reading

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Today's Goodies: Cauthorn Webcast; Parks Retrospective

Today’s Goodies: A webcast of Bob ‘Thorn in the Side of the Newspaper Industry’ Cauthorn; a Gordon Parks retrospective in The Digital Journalist; brilliant coverage by the Houston Chronicle and El País; Miami Herald Miami Herald Executive Editor Tom Fiedler’s memo to his staff; Heidi Cohen on what advertisers should do now that publishers of printed periodicals are finally getting serious about shifting their business online; The Tyndall Report on ABC, CBS, and NBC news; Eight Diagram’s interviews with photographers & writers; and my beta test of Google Content Blocker. Continue reading

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John Naughton on the End of Traditional Broadcasting

British TV reviewer turned internet guru, John Naughton, foresees the end of traditional broadcasting and the rise of a new media ecology amid unending change. He names a few of its characteristics he foresees, in a Guardian essay (free registration … Continue reading

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CNN, Losing on the Air, Winning Online.

The New York Observer compares online usage data about the U.S. news networks’ websites and notes that CNN, though losing television audience to FoxNews, is trouncing FoxNews online. That’s particularly important, according to CNN.com senior vice president and general manager … Continue reading

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Representative Speeches

I’m one of 23 Americans with a speech chosen for publication in the reference book ‘Representative American Speeches 2004-2005’. Its publishers chose my remarks from the ‘Reinventing the Local TV Station: Ground-Breaking Ideas from Innovative Thinkers’ panel during the Broadcast Education Association’s session at the National Association of Broadcasters annual conference last year. Continue reading

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First CM Deal Received Good Publicity Today

We’re pleased that the agreement we setup between MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and Critical Mention received such good publicity today. It was the top headline in MediaPost Media Daily News and in CBS MarketWatch’s Frank Barnako’s Internet Daily. Media News Daily‘s lead … Continue reading

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SF Radio To Play Podcasts; Other Radio Stations to Stream Videos

On May 16th, Infinity Broadcasting’s KYCY-AM in San Francisco will drop its talk radio format and switch to broadcasting its listeners’ own podcasts. It’ll also stream those podcasts from the domain KYOURADIO.com Open Source Radio. Beginning today, listeners will be … Continue reading

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How to Receive the BBC's RSS Feeds

b>Adrian Holovaty shows how to receive the BBC’s RSS feeds.

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UK's GMTV Launches Commercial MMS Services

GMTV — which promotes itself as ‘Britain’s Biggest Breakfast Show’ — has launched what NewMediaAge describes as the UK’s first commercial Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS) that circumvent UK mobile network carriers’ ‘walled gardens’ business models and delivers content directly to … Continue reading

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Pocket PC Streaming Video on GPRS and WiFi

GoConnect of Australia, which already provides streaming videos to Pocket PC mobile phone using GPRS phone networks, is also offering those videos to those users on less expensive WiFi local networks there, too. GoConnect’s m-Vision streaming service currently includes Austrialian … Continue reading

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ABC News Switches Around-the-Clock Portals

ABC News has removed its live feed from Yahoo Platinum and made RealNetworks the only Internet hub with its around-the-clock Webcast, according to The Wall Street Journal [a paid-subscription Web site] yesterday. Yahoo Platinum will continue to offer other streaming … Continue reading

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02 Tries Mobile Video

O2 tries out mobile video. 02 becomes the latest mobile firm to trial video clips via phones, including highlights of Arsenal matches.

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