4 lessons in managing creativity in media enterprises

Robert G. Picard Friday, 31 October 2014 12:00
Most media companies claim they are creative, believing that merely producing
 content makes them inventive and artistic. Most media firms are not particularly creative, however, and we recognize it daily as we are confronted with formulaic and derivative content of limited quality.

But some companies are consistently notable for unique...
 

Ownership transparency is not enough to solve media performance gaps

Robert G. Picard Saturday, 04 October 2014 08:30
Media ownership transparency has become a goal of media reform advocates on both sides of the Atlantic, but is often simplistically presented as a solution to problems in media performance.

As I have shown in my research over time, it is not the form of ownership that matters, but the owners themselves. There are good and bad corporate owners, good...
 

Ownership transparency is not enough to solve media performance gaps

Robert G. Picard Saturday, 04 October 2014 08:00
Media ownership transparency has become a goal of media reform advocates on both sides of the Atlantic, but is often simplistically presented as a solution to problems in media performance.

As I have shown in my research over time, it is not the form of ownership that matters, but the owners themselves. There are good and bad corporate owners, good...
 

No one does journalism anymore

Robert G. Picard Friday, 08 August 2014 19:09
I opened my Yahoo home page today and read the news headline “Outgunned Kurds Beg US for Weapons to Battle ISIS” and its lead paragraph.  “Interesting,” I thought, so I clicked on the item, expecting an expanded story from a news agency. What I got was the Huffington Post. 
 
“OK, they are becoming a decent news source,” I rea...