Digital Media

A 67-post collection

Non-Digital Media Is Becoming An Anachronism

Newspapers were once an incredibly efficient means of distributing information. Run huge rolls of newsprint through a printing press and a neat package of news is delivered to every doorstep. But no more. Yesterday I took a river boat cruise on the Potomac river with some visiting family, and was »

Mark Bowden On The Future Of Journalism Online

Mark Bowden, an Atlantic correspondent and author of Black Hawk Down, has a great piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the future of journalism in the digital age. Here’s an “old fuddy-duddy,” as he calls himself, who has opened his mind to a the future of multimedia journalism in »

How Age Matters In Media, Web Services, And Social Networking

Fred Wilson has been bravely attempting to discuss whether age is a determining factor for successful entrepreneurship — and has been taking it on the chin as a result. As I told Fred in an email, I don’t think he’s come across as being argumentative or dogmatic on the »

What Does Making The Transition To Digital Mean For Print Publishers?

How do print publishers know when they have successfully “made the transition to digital”? Here’s Time Warner CEO Dick Parsons: “We’re not looking to move our publishing company out,” Time Warner Chief Executive Richard Parsons said at the Merrill Lynch media conference in London. He added, “It can »

Spyware Alert: Are Sites You Visit Spying On You?

In what may be a not so odd coincidence, I discovered the following two items in the space of five minutes, which made me wonder whether most websites could be fairly accused of “spying” on their users: The item on the left is from the beta version of CNN’s »

Popular Mechanics Transforms Magazine Brand Into Digital Media Brand

Magazines are trying to evolve into digital media brands to stay relevant and vibrant in a digital media world. This evolution in many case includes online video, which is a lot easier said than done — producing video content that creates unique value for readers is not part of the traditional »

CBS Acquires Last.fm Seeking To Overcome Declining Radio Business

CBS sure has been walking the walk of a savvy digital media company, with the launch of CBS Interactive Audience Network, the acquisition of WallStrip, and now the acquisition of Last.fm, the popular social music site (maybe this is why Last.fm didn’t have time to launch its »

How Well Is Time Inc Managing The Transition To Digital?

Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore spoke yesterday at a Magazine Publishers of America event and gave evidence that Time Inc. is having some success in digital media — but she gave no evidence (at least none cited in the Ad Age coverage) that this success is compensating for challenges faced by »