Author: Georgina Rupp

Cyberside Media Chatter: Chris Preimesberger, eWEEK

Welcome to the first edition of Cyberside Media Chatter, Matter’s Tech and Cybersecurity Q&A where we interview leading editors and reporters to keep a pulse on the trends and topics they’re focusing on. This week, we’re excited to kick off our new series with Chris Preimesberger, Editor-in-Chief of eWEEK!  An IT industry veteran and influential business journalist, Chris has worked on 4,000+ articles in his 15… Read more »

Media on the Move: September 2020

The rise in digital media has never been more evident. With news consumption already trending upward in recent years, the 2020 Reuters Institute Digital News Report shows the pandemic is very likely to accelerate long-term structural changes towards a more digital, mobile and platform-dominated media environment. The report highlights WhatsApp and Instagram as notable social platforms continuing their ascent, with other studies showing podcast awareness continuing… Read more »

Media on the Move: Week of May 11, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate the news cycle and the thoughts of communities worldwide, a recent survey by the Pew Research Center reveals that readers are beginning to show signs of news fatigue. The survey reported that 72% of respondents feel the need to “take breaks” from news about the pandemic, and 43% feel worse emotionally after learning about coronavirus-related news. While coverage and… Read more »

Media On The Move: Week of April 20, 2020

As communities and industries worldwide continue to adapt to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re keeping a pulse on the shifts among key media members and outlets. Digital news consumption is on the rise while the industry itself is significantly shifting to adapt to dominant coverage of the pandemic and plummeting advertising dollars. Companies across sectors are reacting to the economic downturn by cutting back… Read more »

Media On The Move: Week of March 9, 2020

Indisputably, coronavirus (COVID-19) is the topic consumers and media alike have been focused on of late. As the number of confirmed cases in the U.S. surpassed 1,000 this week and worldwide confirmed cases remain well above 100,000, the coronavirus public health crisis is a story we need to be following– and, moreover, it is an outbreak that requires the attention of the public. Since the outbreak started in December,… Read more »

Media on the Move: Week of January 27, 2020

The Year Ahead in Media: Expect Consolidation, Audio, and a Look Toward Brand Equity Media consolidation was a common theme in 2019, but experts don’t think it’s over. Toward the end of last year, Vice Media Group acquired Refinery29, Group Nine acquired PopSugar, and Vox Media and New York Media combined — all within a two-month period. Looking ahead in the new decade, industry thought leaders… Read more »

Media on the Move: Week of November 18th, 2019

Job security is at the forefront of the media landscape this month, with Q4 bringing industry-wide cuts to staff, programming and business structure.  In November, we saw Hearst Media skirt staff request to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, Bustle reduce their lifestyle and entertainment staff, and The Atlantic bolster its digital subscription model with a subscriber-only app. A new report shared by the writers’… Read more »

Media on the Move: Week of October 28th

Finding a Balance to News on Social Networks Amidst the expected news of continued staff slashing in media and funding cuts for print publications, Facebook has really made a splash in the news cycles over the past month. The social network announced a new initiative around news and journalism, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has stated. Plans include paid and unpaid partnerships with major news organizations… Read more »

Media on the Move: October, 8th 2019

Several high-profile political stories are, predictably, dominating headlines. As ubiquitous as they seem, right beneath the top layer are narratives flowing throughout the professional and business world. Market consolidations continue to pop across everything from the CRM space, to automotive, to AI and big data. Bitcoin and decentralized banking thread their way through stories that have the potential to drive the ebb and flow of global… Read more »