In the wake of nationwide protests and continuing calls for racial justice, new tech tools have emerged that are providing individuals with new mediums for communication and taking action: Signal and Citizen. Both are worth a look. Signal is particularly intriguing. The encrypted messaging service has long been favored by journalists as a means to … Continued
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As we continue to work and live through self-isolation, technology becomes more and more prevalent in allowing us to stay connected. Resource-providing live webinars and town halls continue to rule this day yet new research shows that more are looking to increasingly popular podcasts to communicate news and perspectives, through platforms that allow for listening … Continued
Over recent days, the team at Tanner Friedman has blogged about the unprecedented changes local media is making to its coverage – with new collaborations and approaches unheard of before coronavirus changed the lives of us all. But the limitations of our local media, including cuts and furloughs, underscore the importance of using your organization’s … Continued
As we near the end of another year the predictions are starting to trickle out for 2020. So, it is not surprising that Rolling Stone would examine the world of streaming music and posit whether, after a decade of remaining relatively flat, we will see a price hike in the days, weeks and months ahead. … Continued
Content is King. As consumers, it’s what we crave. As communicators, it’s what we create. From radio, cable and satellite to podcasts, apps and Roku, the appetite must be fed. More platforms also means more competition and the need for what is heard, watched, read, broadcast or streamed to be compelling and produced quickly and … Continued
Last year in New Zealand, a shooter gruesomely and callously recorded and posted video live to social media using a body cam. Despite nearly immediate and aggressive means to remove the footage (YouTube eliminated it from users’ pages 1.5 million times in the first 24 hours), it lived on for weeks. While that is an … Continued