The name of the game in the current media landscape is convenience. Audiences gravitate toward the most convenient medium to receive their news. According to a study by the American Press Institute, this is not likely to change as the youngest Millennials have reached adulthood and their chosen press medium is decidedly digital. Additionally, according… Continue reading Role of glance journalism in today’s media landscape
Most major media publications have made the transition to distributing content digitally. However, there is still some fine tuning to be done, and the constant push to bring in more readers is still one that plagues newsrooms. One of the biggest challenges facing publications when trying to problem solve in this new media landscape is… Continue reading The balancing act between types of content in the pursuit of readers
The Boston Globe recently launched a new app that allows its users to monitor the primary election results as they happen. The app refreshes automatically every 15 seconds and does not require the reader to pull down the page to get the information to update. According to an article by Laura Hazard Owen for the… Continue reading The Boston Globe’s new campaign watch app: innovative or obsessive?
There are many different mediums of news because of growing innovations in technology. Journalism and blogging has evolved past ink and paper to onto phones, apps, radio and more. Developments in radio and mobile devices have lead to the revival of podcasts, which are once again growing in popularity. Advocates of the podcast seem optimistic about… Continue reading Podcasting and where it’s headed
The plight of The New Republic is not new. The magazine struggled under its former owner Martin Peretz, and did not show much promise when Chris Hughes took over in 2012. However, the challenges that the magazine now faces are different than those they faced under Peretz. Under Hughes, the biggest struggle was the dissonance… Continue reading The Challenge of Successfully Adapting in a Rapidly Changing Media Market
Gone are the days when virtual reality was talked about as an innovation of the distant future. This is due in part to the fact that virtual reality gear is now more accessible than ever. Samsung Galaxy Owners can purchase the Samsung Gear VR for around $100, and Google Cardboard can be used with any… Continue reading Virtual Reality the Next Latest and Greatest to the News Industry?
As the digital age has ushered in a new era in journalism, some mediums of old have not maintained their followership. Printed newspapers are not as widely read or circulated as they once were, and newsrooms everywhere have downsized on their departments for printed press. However, according to the 2015 State of the News Media… Continue reading Local Television News Still Has a Place in Media Landscape