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All Things Digital

What Were Learning About The Digital Revolution
bright colors Pressure is on media/tech giants to do something about fake news, fake ads and every other fake thing. Applying the tourniquet are consumer protection advocates, advertising support groups, publishers, broadcasters and the politicians who love them. Big online providers, insisting they are but technology companies and never, ever, ever media providers, appear a bit disoriented. After all, the money keeps rolling in.


ftm Radio Page
Radio in Turkey

Ratings slip for everyone... there is a clue
face the music

Radio in Italy

Acquisitions shuffle chessboard, consolidation results
"organized, powerful and hungry"

Radio in Sweden

New ad trend: digital off, radio on
something local is happening

Podcasts and Streaming Audio

We have heard the future, artificial with app
human speech doomed, like everything else

Radio in Greece

Employees in the dark as radio station "abandoned"
tangled tango


Streaming Media

Give it up, competitors told; the customers have spoken
"The boat has passed"


Media in Norway

Press support cut, innovation proposed, newspapers howl
"turn it in another direction"


Investigative Reporting

Suspects are many, and they are in charge
"The situation is desperate"


Media in Spain

Journalist groups don't like what's happening, point fingers
just like that other guy

News Coverage Hard To Manage, Pictures Rule
the eyes have it News coverage has long been driven by pictures. A striking photo or dramatic video will attract instant popular attention. The brain processes visual images much more quickly than words. Anthropologists and psychologists know this. So, too, editors. Others are learning.




In The Public Service

The Agony Of Neutrality, An Objective Lesson
another point of view Public broadcasting executives fall into two distinct groups. Many are lifers, sealers of the mission, steeped in the culture, occasionally blinded by it. Others are the change agents, coming in from outside the organization with new ideas or, at least, less baggage. More often than not, politicians have a large voice in selections, vacillating between staying the course or changing it. With the nature of media as it is in the 21st century, change is the first choice.

Big Business

Rumors abound. Pressure rises. Stock traders gorge
wheeling and dealing


International Broadcasting

Unwelcome reporting pinched, trouble whistles
Who's zooming who?


TV Land

Broadcasters pool strategies, plan more hit series
and defend the talent pool

Risk-averse media descends into the eye of turbulence
"There's always something to occupy the inquiring mind."


Elections and Media

Blaming News Media For Extremism Tasty Low-hanging Fruit, Social Media Quite Bitter
not tasty For every sporting event media coverage starts early in the season. The tempo rises to the pre-game shows; lots of shouting and waving. The event itself is almost parenthetical. Its the post-game analysis where everybody tries to appear reasoned and sober. So it is, too, with elections.


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    The Campaign Is On - Elections and Media – new

    Elections campaigns are big media events. Candidates and issues are presented, analyzed and criticized in broadcast and print. Media is now more of a participant in elections than ever. This ftm Knowledge file reports on news coverage, advertising, endorsements and their effect on democracy at work. 84 pages. PDF (September 2017)

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