Those auto-calls seem to be worse than ever.
American Journalism Review highlighted my “social journalism manifesto” in their round up of news about the media. http://ajr.org/2014/04/03/ajr-news-wrap-end-derp-gawker-swearing-new-york-times/
A nice pop in recognition for my social journalism analysis. A really nice piece.
The above chart comes from data released by SNL Kagan earlier this month. It highlights the fact that, despite all of the ink spilt in recent years bemoaning the internet driven demise of traditional media, such businesses remain very, very profitable.
The most profitable “old media” business in America last year was John Malone’s Liberty Media, which among other assets, owns the Atlanta Braves major league baseball franchise; 26% of America’s fourth-largest cable provider, Charter Communications; and 27% of concert promoter Live Nation. (Although it’s worth pointing out the company enjoyed a one-off accounting gain worth $7.5 billion, after it changed the way it treats an investment in satellite radio operator Sirius XM on its books).
There’s a common thread between the rest of the top five (and at least half of the list): they produce and sell television shows and/or movies. 21st Century Fox is the company behind the eponymous network, cable channels (like Fox…
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A few lists:
“The Dutch revolution in journalism: all newspapers behind one paydike.” by Alexander Klöpping https://medium.com/p/a2031594e430