On this week’s episode of Media Voices, the founder of Film Stories magazine Simon Brew talks the dos and don’ts of a crowdfunding campaign, the potential of independent magazines, and the importance of giving new voices a chance to be heard.
This week we hear from Jeff Kofman, founder and CEO of Trint, about the dark abyss of transcription, whether Google and Facebook are serious about funding journalism, and the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media.
This week, Peter speaks to The Disconnect’s co-founders Chris Bolin and Clayton d’Arnault about the philosophy and meaning behind a digital magazine that can only be consumed while offline.
In this week’s episode, the Financial Times’ audience engagement strategist Alyssa Zeisler takes us through how the team uses engagement metrics to identify a need for new products that benefit new audience segments.
This week, director of the Membership Puzzle Project Jay Rosen takes us through why membership could be the future of funding journalism, and what needs to be done to make it valuable to readers and publishers alike.
In this week’s episode of Media Voices we hear from Dennis Publishing’s CTO Paul Lomax, who discusses the technology that underpins a modern publisher, and how Dennis builds agile working into its culture.
On the fourth of July, Media Voices is celebrating its own Independence Day. In the inaugural episode of our new-look podcast, Esther interviews CNN’s executive producer of social and emerging media Samantha Barry about its U.S. election coverage, the rise and rise of chatbots, and how the team approaches storytelling across different platforms.
In this week’s episode, we talk to Owain Rich, co-creator of the Trafficked VR experience, about the opportunities and challenges that come with making a VR film. Topics of discussion include the challenges of distribution of VR content, how to create immersive audio, and what form monetisation of VR should take.
In the news round-up, Chris and Esther discuss Apple News’ appointment of an editor in chief, a plethora of original video plans, and Facebook’s sop to publishers over its Instant Articles.
TheMediaBriefing podcast is sponsored by Make Real, creators of VR and AR applications that inform, engage, inspire and delight.
In this week’s episode, we talk to author, blogger and podcaster polymath Emma Gannon about the death of ‘the influencer’, balancing authenticity and commercial concerns, and the relative value of corporate and personal brands.
In the news round-up Chris and Esther talk about Facebook’s original video programme being delayed and its efforts to enter the food ordering marketplace, discuss Wired’s edition-based entrance onto Snapchat discover, and try very hard not to swear while talking about net neutrality rules being overturned.
In this episode of TheMediaBriefing’s podcast, Virtual Umbrella co-founder Samantha Kingston explains the business case for VR marketing, takes us through what is required before the technology is mainstream, and describes the kinds of experiences that are best for convincing people of the medium’s potential. Chris tries and fails to not mention the VR mode of Resident Evil 7.
In the news roundup Chris and Peter discuss the duopoly’s latest moves in terms of ad-blocking and cloning Snapchat, Reed Hastings saying Netflix’s biggest competitor is ‘sleep’, and launch a new feature called ‘Who Hath Blighted The Consumer This Week?’
Simon Davies of Quartz tells us how the international business-focused news outlet builds innovation and product development into the workflow. Later, Chris and Esther tempt fate.