The New York Times will send Google Cardboard to 300,000 subscribers

Poynter :: In May, The New York Times will send Google Cardboard viewers to 300,000 digital-only subscribers who were chosen "based on the duration of their subscriptions," according to a press release. The distribution is timed with the release of "Seeking Pluto’s Frigid Heart."

Read by Kristen Hare • 28.04.2016 at 18:00, www.poynter.org

Snapchat reportedly generates 10 billion daily video views

The Verge :: Snapchat's users watch 10 billion videos per day, according to a report from Bloomberg. That is 2 billion more than the most recent numbers reported by Facebook, which weremade public back in November.

Read by Sean O'Kane • 28.04.2016 at 16:30, www.theverge.com

NBCUniversal acquires DreamWorks Animation

Advanced TV :: Confirming recent speculation, NBCUniversal is to acquire DreamWorks Animation, the creator of animated feature films, television series and specials, live entertainment and related consumer products in a deal valued at $3.8 billion (€3.5bn). 

Read by Editor • 28.04.2016 at 15:58, advanced-television.com

Twitter and Facebook want publishers and brands to stop cross-promoting their Snapchat accounts

Digiday :: The days of cross-promoting a Snapchat account on the rival social platforms are over for some and numbered for the rest of us, according to industry sources. On Twitter, publishers like Mic and The Huffington Post have stopped using their Snapcodes — which link directly to their Snapchat accounts — as their profile pictures.

Read by Garett Sloane • 28.04.2016 at 07:13, digiday.com

Colleges turn to Snapchat geofilters to lure new students

Digiday :: Snapchat’s popularity among youngsters is no secret -- and universities like New York University and Drake University have started tapping into Snapchat’s geofilter to boost recruitment and admissions.

Read by Tanya Dua • 28.04.2016 at 07:13, digiday.com

Mobile content is king as RTÉ MoJoCon 'sold out'

Irish Tech News :: RTÉ Mojocon – the major international media conference focusing on mobile journalism, mobile content creation, mobile photography and new technology and taking place in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium this Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April – has sold out.

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Line is getting dangerously dependent on users in its 4 top countries

Tech in Asia :: That kinda thing didn't work out too well for Friendster or Path.

Read by Steven Millward • 28.04.2016 at 06:49, www.techinasia.com

Line is getting dangerously dependent on users in its 4 top countries

Tech in Asia :: That kinda thing didn't work out too well for Friendster or Path.

Read by Steven Millward • 28.04.2016 at 06:49, www.techinasia.com


Facebook mobile ads now make up 79 percent of its business

Recode :: Facebook is more mobile than ever. Again.

Read by Kurt Wagner • 27.04.2016 at 22:21, recode.net

Digital overtakes traditional media in China, but TV consumption holds

eMarketer :: The amount of time that adults in China will spend with digital media every day will surpass the time they spend with traditional media for the first time in 2016, eMarketer estimates. Adults in China will spend an average of 3 hours and 5 minutes each day with digital media this year—representing 50.6% of their daily media time.

Read by (author unknown) • 27.04.2016 at 21:39, www.emarketer.com

The Huffington Post's three principles of platformed publishing

WAN-IFRA :: At the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, earlier this month, Heronexplained the Huffington Post's strategy for distributed content.

Read Ingrid Cobben, blog.wan-ifra.org

Latest Forbes print magazine includes video

Talking Biz News :: Some copies of the May 10 issue of Forbes print magazine have a video inserted into them. The business magazine partnered with BAE Systems’ Applied Intelligence division on the advertisement.

Read by Chris Roush • 27.04.2016 at 17:00, talkingbiznews.com

'Absolutely petrified': Publishing in Facebook's era of empire

Digiday :: Like a lot of the initiatives that come pouring out of Facebook, there’s no way of knowing what Facebook’s commitment to it will be and if it will be good for publishers in the long term. Still, they feel compelled to get on board.

Read by (author unknown) • 27.04.2016 at 07:10, digiday.com

Amazon Studios may be gearing up to make its own original VR content

The Wrap :: Amazon’s Hollywood arm is meeting with companies specializing in VR about its first foray into the emerging, immersive format.

Read by Bryan Bishop • 27.04.2016 at 02:12, www.thewrap.com


The New Republic hires Eric Bates as editor

Capital New York :: Bates is the the former executive editor of Rolling Stone who helped launch First Look Media site The Intercept.

Read by Peter Sterne • 26.04.2016 at 22:18, www.capitalnewyork.com

The Economist teams up with Mic to launch podcast

Capital New York :: The Economist and Mic are collaborating on a new fortnightly podcast, called "Special Relationship," the two news organizations announced on Tuesday.

Read Peter Sterne, www.capitalnewyork.com

How Facebook compares to television

Media Life Magazine :: And Pandora to digital video and BuzzFeed to Snapchat. A new study from the VAB claims to make these cross-platform comparisons buyers have been craving for years.

Read by Bill Cromwell • 26.04.2016 at 22:10, www.medialifemagazine.com

How Vox's new gadget blog will make money

AdAge :: Circuit Breaker will be "dedicated to the resurgence of consumer gadgets in new categories like VR, drones, and the internet of things."

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Transitioning from a one-to-many broadcast model to an ever-expanding addressable TV advertising market

AdWeek :: Addressable TV represents a huge opportunity to use media automation and data-driven targeting to serve with unprecedented precision. Data and advertising have been like peanut butter and jelly for a long time in areas like direct response mail. But the surge of data use for targeting TV? That's new media.

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Trump and Clinton won in NYC, but what part did the media play in their victories?

Listening Post :: Throughout the US primary season we have seen plenty of examples of the American news media not only reporting political developments in the race for the White House but playing a central role in them - especially when it comes to the number of hours given over to Republican candidate, Donald Trump, or the tone of inevitability when it comes to the coverage of Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton.

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Apple, Twitter and Facebook under scrutiny

BBC : This week, three of the most interesting firms: Apple, Twitter and Facebook, will report their quarterly results. Three of the most talked-about companies here, not least because all three are at a fascinating crossroads in their respective futures.

Read by (author unknown) • 26.04.2016 at 06:43, www.bbc.com

New York Times plans hundreds of redundancies

New York Post :: The New York Times Co. is preparing to lay off a few hundred staffers in the second half of the year, The Post has learned.

Read by (author unknown) • 26.04.2016 at 06:21, nypost.com

Distributed media strategies won't work if they can't be measured

Digiday :: The rush of publishers to embrace distributing media across platforms rather than relying mostly on people coming to their owned properties rests on a basic assumption: The business model will follow.

Read by (author unknown) • 26.04.2016 at 06:21, digiday.com

What it means to be the first female editor of a national sports mag

Adweek :: They can tell people what they want them to know, so why should they have to go through the invasive process of letting a reporter do an immersive, all-access piece? That's one of the things that, I think, makes magazinejournalism even more powerful.

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Digital fraud and viewability issues are leading advertisers to shift their money back to television

Media Life Magazine :: Digital fraud and viewability issues are leading advertisers to shift their money back to television in a growing trend according to a report from the Standard Media Index. Bill Cromwell looks at the slowdown in digital growth reflected in the report and the depth of advertisers' concerns. 

Read by (author unknown) • 25.04.2016 at 22:11, www.medialifemagazine.com


Post F8 conference: How Facebook plans to take over the world

Guardian :: Social network went from digital directory for college kids to communications behemoth – and it’s planning for prosperity with its global takeover.

Read Olivia Solon, www.theguardian.com

After nearly 1000 days in prison, hearing adjourned for photojournalist Shawkan

Mada Masr :: Photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid (popularly known as Shawkan) will remain in detention after a court hearing scheduled for Saturday was postponed until May 10, the Freedom for Shawkan campaign has announced.

Read Staff, Mada Masr, www.madamasr.com