Carta On Public Braodcasting: “Das schwarze Loch” (The Black Hole)

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.”)

Jean Tirole Awarded the Nobel Prize In Economics For His Work On Industrial Organisation

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

The Economist Demonstrates The Future Of The Book In Digital Formats

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.

The Rise Of Multichannel Networks: Critical Capabilities For The New Digital Video Ecosystem. A White Paper By Strategy&

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.

The white paper by strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) is available for download here.

Perlen des Lokaljournalismus: Verzweifelte Kakao-Kuh. Mit Bild!

Genaueres hier.

(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.)