Evolutionary Step in TV and Cinema

An evolutionary step now reached by TV and cinema is that computer-generated imagery can now reproduce any actor(s)’s visage, voice, and way of movement, so exactly and in such high resolution that the performance of the computer-generated version of the actor is indistinguishable on screen from that of the real actor.

Steven Gan of Malaysiakini

NHK, Japan’s national broadcast network, profiles Steven Gan, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Malaysiakini.com (‘Malaysia Today’), Malaysia’s only independent, uncensored news outlet. The 20-year old website is an excellent business model for sustainable journalism in countries arising from repressive regimes

CNN and Canopy

Among the world’s many companies that are working towards Individuation of news feeds is Canopy, which was recently acquired by Cable News Network (CNN) . Founded in 2018, Canopy’s launched an iPhone app called Tonic, which is now reportedly being wound down. we speculate that CNN will utilize Canopy’s technologies to make CNN the sole content provider and will aim to launch a customized news feed for CNN.com’s users.

BBC developing its own household voice service

Although 20 percent of British households already own a computerized voice service, such as Amazon Echo or Google Assistant, the government-funded British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will launch its own version called Beeb, according to a report in the Guardian newspaper and TechCrunch.…

The fight to control the playlist is a struggle between the group’s happiness and the individual’s

<em>The Atlantic</em> monthly magazine <a href=”https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/05/touchtunes-digital-jukebox/559784/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>reports how</a> a music individuation app called TouchTunes means the music a person oat a ‘dive bar’ is no longer the same music any other patron at that bar simultaneously hears. “An app, however, unlike…

New Media Business Course Syllabi

For the past four years, I’ve been teaching a New Media Business for media course at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. It was originally open just to postgraduate students, but a few years ago we opened it to select…

The Epochal Change That The Rise of Social Media Demarcates

Whenever anyone from the traditional media industries writes, blogs, or tweets about Social Media, they miss the point. I find this so exasperating that I want to stab them with the point. Here is my thrust: When newspaper, magazine, radio, and television…

Today's Goodies: Cauthorn Webcast; Parks Retrospective

Today’s Goodies: A webcast of Bob ‘Thorn in the Side of the Newspaper Industry’ Cauthorn; a Gordon Parks retrospective in The Digital Journalist; brilliant coverage by the Houston Chronicle and El País; Miami Herald Miami Herald Executive Editor Tom Fiedler’s memo to his staff; Heidi Cohen on what advertisers should do now that publishers of printed periodicals are finally getting serious about shifting their business online; The Tyndall Report on ABC, CBS, and NBC news; Eight Diagram’s interviews with photographers & writers; and my beta test of Google Content Blocker.

Representative Speeches

I’m one of 23 Americans with a speech chosen for publication in the reference book ‘Representative American Speeches 2004-2005’. Its publishers chose my remarks from the ‘Reinventing the Local TV Station: Ground-Breaking Ideas from Innovative Thinkers’ panel during the Broadcast Education Association’s session at the National Association of Broadcasters annual conference last year.

First CM Deal Received Good Publicity Today

We’re pleased that the agreement we setup between MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and Critical Mention received such good publicity today. It was the top headline in MediaPost Media Daily News and in CBS MarketWatch’s Frank Barnako’s Internet Daily. Media News Daily‘s lead was particularly…