Aus der Carta-Artikelserie „Transparenz und Finanzierung im öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunk“: “Das schwarze Loch. Warum der öffentlich-rechtliche Rundfunk ausreichend finanziert ist – und trotzdem kein Geld hat.” (An article from the Carta series “Transparency and financing of public service broadcasting“: “The black hole. Why public broadcasting is adequately funded – and still has no money.”)
On October 13th Jean Tirole was awarded the Nobel prize in economics for his work on “industrial organisation”. Mr Tirole began publishing in the 1980s, when it quickly became clear that new, liberalised industries might not form perfectly competitive markets. He developed a novel way of thinking about the difficulties regulators face managing such markets. – Source: The Economist
A surprising decision: The German public broadcasters’ joint youth channel will be an only-online program. (Überraschende Entscheidung: Jugendkanal von ARD und ZDF nur im Internet) read more
Leider kann ich dieses Mal aus Zeitgründen (drei andere Messereisen in vier Wochen!) nicht hingehen, daher hier der Überblick von der F.A.Z.: Buchmesse – Trends und Hintergründe
The Economist published an essay on the future of the book, “From papyrus to pixels: The digital transformation of the way books are written, published and sold has only just begun”, in editions that underline the title: 5000+ words in five chapters, available on the web as scrollable text, in book-like format and you can listen to it, too. – Direct to full text essay.
As video viewing habits are evolving rapidly, traditional media companies are trying to adapt accordingly. But because business models are not yet fully developed, multichannel networks present real challenges to media companies when it comes to their integration and evolution toward long-term sustainability and value creation.
(Translation: Bremen. On Sunday afternoon, a passer-by discovered a cow in a pasture ditch. She was in the water up to the neck. Alerted police officials analyzed the situation and called the firemen for rescue. Next, they came to the conclusion that the cow had probably felt excluded and therefore went into the ditch. She was a so-called Cocoa Cow, while her cousins on the meadow were all black-and-white Holsteins. The fire department and a farmer with a tractor saved the cow from the pasture ditch. The Holsteins watched their doing so with interest. The sludge had temporarily fulfilled the cow’s wishes, at least until her neck, and made her color match that of the Holsteins. For further support, the farmer took over.)
First the ZDF scandal, now the NDR: The broadcaster admits to have changed the online voting rankings for almost a dozen programs, claiming a variety of reasons including missing copyrights or “dramaturgical reasons” – see SpOn for more.
Museums are mass media, and they need to think differently about how to reach their audience in the future. Read more
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