In an era when the president of the United States frequently condemns traditional news outlets as “fake news” and urges the public to turn away from them as news sources, it’s easy to believe that that is what many people are doing. But a new major study shows just the opposite. Adobe Analytics looked aggregated the data from over 400 large news websites and apps since January 2016 encompassing over 150 billion visits. From this data Adobe discovered: Consumers are continuing to rely on established news sources, with major traditional national news outlets seeing 22% overall visit growth during the period. What’s interesting is that all the political drama in the U.S. is driving foreign traffic to U.S. national news sites, with nearly three our of every 10 visits to U.S. news sites coming from outside the country. And the majority (51%) of national news sites’ traffic now comes from smartphones. It’s not just the websites are benefiting. National … [Read more...] about So much for “fake news” blowhards. Traditional national news sites are thriving.
Being a CEO means knowing the vision for your company and being able to articulate it. Doug Hirsch, the co-CEO of Good Rx, started researching the idea for his company in 2010. Although he technically became a CEO at the founding in 2011, he didn’t consider himself one until much later. The moment he knew he became a true CEO was during an interview with ABC in 2013, when he realised his role was to articulate the direction of the company. When you’re the co-CEO of a startup that you founded, there’s never a true “first day.” Unlike walking into an established company, the startup world is much less official at the beginning, and it’s not always clear when you’ve transitioned from a small idea to a profit-seeking enterprise. You might say that I became the CEO ofGoodRx– a website that tracks drugs prices from over 75,000 pharmacies and offers coupons for prescriptions to users – when I first conceived the idea of the … [Read more...] about I’ve been the CEO of my company for 7 years, but I consider my first day to be when I shaved, swapped my shorts for pants, and appeared on the national news
Apple’s announcements at its WWDC developer conference consisted of plenty of additional features for the company’s four main operating systems—but no real major news and no new hardware. So while some of the individual updates were significant, it wasn’t easy to sew it all together into a larger theme about the direction of the company. It was also easy to gloss over individual features that might make a big difference to users. One of those was the new support for podcasts in the Apple Watch via watchOS 5. This is an important step for the Watch because it is a fitness device, and podcasts can play a big role in fitness. Here’s why: For my runs I’m always looking for something, anything, to distract me from the pain. A fitness expert explained that this is a common desire even among serious athletes. They’re looking for “dissociation;” that is, they’re trying to separate their mind from the punishing work they’re … [Read more...] about Apple Watch support for podcasts and audiobooks is great news for runners
Americans are becoming increasingly exhausted by the avalanche of news -- even more so than during the 2016 presidential election, a survey showed Tuesday. The Pew Research Center survey showed 68 percent of respondents feel "worn out" by the amount of news they are seeing, compared with only 30 percent who say they like the amount of information they get. The percentage suffering from information overload is higher than the 59 percent in a similar survey during the 2016 election, Pew found. More Republicans than Democrats expressed feelings of news exhaustion, and levels were higher among those with an unfavorable view of the media. The survey of 5,035 adults conducted from February 22 to March 4 found that 77 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents expressed feelings of news exhaustion, compared with 61 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents. The survey asked respondents about national news but did not specifically mention stories about … [Read more...] about ‘News fatigue’ hits American public in Trump era: survey
STV will cut 34 news jobs as part of savings of £1m per year as the Scottish broadcaster launches a three-year restructure and growth plan. The STV News 2020 plan will, the broadcaster said, ensure it remains the best news service in Scotland while delivering significant cost savings.TimelineApril 4, 2018STV targets gender balance among top earners within five years after revealing 22.8 per cent pay gapApril 10, 2017STV to launch new channel with dedicated evening news programme and hourly bulletinsJanuary 20, 2017STV political editor Stephen Daisley resigns in wake of Scottish MPs' complaints to media company Another 25 jobs will be lost and a further £1m in annual savings made with the closure of the loss-making STV2 channel at the end of June, as STV shifts content investment online and sells local TV assets to That’s Media.Cost savings from the news and STV2 divisions will go towards new investment in original content and digital growth over the next three years, … [Read more...] about Scottish broadcaster STV to cut 34 news jobs and lose entire channel as it looks to recoup millions in cost savings