Dr. Hugh J. Martin

Glimpse of Tumblr is reminder new media business model isn't generating many jobs

Dr. Hugh J. Martin Wednesday, 07 May 2014 17:30 PDF Print E-mail
There is still a lot we don’t know about the new media business model, so even a glimpse of the model’s inner workings can be valuable. A New York Times article about Tumblr offers such a glimpse, which shows the company is unlikely to generate a significant number of media jobs.   There is a great deal of fascination about companies like Tumb...
 

Newspaper industry revenue declines have slowed, but they haven’t stabilized

Dr. Hugh J. Martin Saturday, 19 April 2014 04:30 PDF Print E-mail
Newspaper industry revenue declines have slowed, but they haven’t stabilizedNewspaper industry revenue declines have slowed, but they haven’t stabilized  Click to open full size Some analysts argue declines in newspaper industry revenue are finally stabilizing. The Newspaper Association of American has released the 2013 revenue figures. I’ve prepared two pictures to see if it revenues have stabilized. As readers of this blog know, the business model for Internet-based news organizations ...
 

Twitter's purchase of data firm is an example of a new kind of media competition

Dr. Hugh J. Martin Wednesday, 16 April 2014 23:00 PDF Print E-mail
I’ve been expecting Twitter to assert more control over the enormous volume of data generated by its users because the data can be sold to businesses, government agencies and academics. Yesterday, Twitter took a notable step to assert that control when it announced the purchase of Gnip, a company that packages and sells data generated from more t...
 

Pulitzer Prizes, an occasion to consider links between newspaper quality and economic success

Dr. Hugh J. Martin Monday, 14 April 2014 19:30 PDF Print E-mail
The Pulitzer Prizes announced today offer a chance to consider three studies of the links between journalistic quality and economic success. The Pulitzers, newspaper journalism’s most prestigious awards for excellence, go to a small number of newspapers and websites each year.   Brian Logan and Daniel Sutter found newspapers that had won Pul...