The author is grateful for the input of 143 digital leaders from 24 countries who responded to a survey around the key challenges and opportunities in the year ahead. Respondents came from some of the world’s leading traditional media companies as well as new digital born organisations. Survey input and answers helped guide some of the themes in this reports and data has been used throughout.
- In the United States, almost all the growth (99%) in digital advertising went to Google or Facebook between the third quarter of 2015 and the same period in 2016.
- A survey reveals that two thirds of respondents regularly consumed news via Facebook, and that one third had at some point come across fake news that they initially believed to be true.
- Your People, Your Places, Your Things The deadline for applications is 14 February 2022.
- Broadcast media are licensed by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission , both of which operate independently.
- Already, 20 million people are reading NYT online and only a million buy the paper copy (1.4 million on Sundays).
- We may also see the first commercial implementations of new Lithium metal battery technologies, which promise to double capacity.
Expect to see more allegations that websites supported by Russian president Vladimir Putin are trying to undermine the democratic process – particularly in former communist countries. The Czech government is setting up an ‘anti-fake news’ unit to monitor around 40 websites pushing conspiracy theories and inaccurate information about migrants in the run up to October elections. With democracy increasingly in the firing line, Facebook’s new Head of News will have their work cut out in 2017. Online and social media remain the most popular sources of news in Indonesia with our more urban sample but TV and radio remain important for the millions of people who are not online. The majority of internet news access is via smartphones (85%) with computers much less popular. Fitch Ratings has predicted more newspapers “will be liquidated in 2009 and several cities could go without a daily print newspaper by 2020”.
Year of Live and Social Video
A Chicago start-up, called The Printed Blog, wants to print blog posts on paper, fund it with hyper-local advertising, and distribute it free in big cities. It is true that many free papers have continued to survive where paid ones have failed. They tend to be local, keep local residents informed, and encourage local businesses to advertise. One possible blueprint for the NYT is the successful, finance-raising Huffington Post, which uses aggregation, a wide range of contributors and continues to grow original reporting. The NYT would be able to add to its own mix contributors who can set agendas, do in-depth investigations, and break high-level news. With this new mix, the NYT may be able to return to what it does best, rather than trying to fit in with the prevailing lifestyle omnibuses currently filling up newsagents.
Simona Casonatois a curator of Media, ICT and Digital Culture collections at the Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, Italy. She has been working at the museum since 2003 as a video producer, screenwriter, content manager, historian and curator. She currently participates in academic research projects in media studies, museology and history of science and technology, in Italy and abroad. Circuits of Practice’s Digital Atelier is an ensemble developing alternative, challenging, creative ways of understanding and sharing the project’s findings. Led by Kimon Keramidas and Ross Parry , it aims to develop alternative and challenging ways of understanding and sharing Circuits of Practice’s findings. Over the last two years, an international network of cultural organisations and scholars within Circuits of Practice has been reflecting upon the ways museums narrate computing history.
News, media & communications
Google Instant (see yesterday’s post) has really turned the world upside down and even prompted some people to ask, ‘is SEO dead’. Nic was a founding member of the BBC News Website, leading international coverage as World Editor (1997–2001). As Head of Product Development he led digital teams, developing websites, mobile, and interactive TV applications for all BBC Journalism sites. What we will do with the extra bandwidth is still unclear but it’s expected to serve as the foundation for other hot trends, from self-driving cars to the Internet of Things. Improved reliability across 5G networks will be a pre-requisite for applications such as remote surgical operations, autonomous military drones, or the maintenance of critical business systems. Fifth generation wireless technologies are still a few years away but the first commercial trials get underway this year.
Participants were selected because they held senior positions in traditional or digital born publishing companies and were responsible for aspects of digital strategy. Job titles included Editor in Chief, CEO, Head of Digital, Chief Product Officer, Director of Video etc. See also Charlie, Tempo and a range of other apps looking to organise your life in a context aware way. Is a new group video saliraganar.com chat from the creators of Meerkat, the pioneering live streaming app. Part of its appeal lies in its simplicity – people indicate that they are available to chat – but it is also independent of giants like Facebook and Google which adds extra credibility. ”We want to create an ecosystem for the fashion designers and software designers to come together,” says project lead Ivan Poupyrev said.
Postscript and Further Reading
The Coronavirus pandemic has affected the overall Indonesian economy, and media have suffered primarily through a loss of advertising revenue. As companies in the private sector cut their marketing budgets, local governments stepped up their spending on media, especially in the provinces. Most ministries allocated funds to promote their activities through the purchase of advertising, thus helping to keep media businesses afloat. Two newspapers – Koran Tempo and Indo Pos, the national edition of the Jawa Pos – stopped publishing print editions in 2020, and Suara Pembaruan stopped its print edition in February 2021.