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BBG Audience at Record Level; Doubles in Ten Years

BBG Audience at Record Level; Doubles in Ten Years

[ 0 ] December 30, 2013

The BBG has released its audience estimate for 2013. With 206 million people tuning in or logging on each week, the audience is at an all time high — more than doubling in the past ten years…

For the First Time in 65 Years, BBG Content Will Be “Legally” Available in the U.S.

For the First Time in 65 Years, BBG Content Will Be “Legally” Available in the U.S.

[ 0 ] July 1, 2013

The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act goes into effect tomorrow, July 2 – lifting the ban on domestic dissemination of BBG content. But BBG broadcasters still cannot create content intended for U.S. audiences…

Change in Lat Am Strategy Powers BBG Global Audience Past 200 Million Weekly

Change in Lat Am Strategy Powers BBG Global Audience Past 200 Million Weekly

[ 0 ] June 24, 2013

While the official 2013 BBG Global Audience Estimate won’t be in for a few months, current tracking shows a strong audience increase – fueled by growth at VOA’s Latin America Division…

Think Pieces

Reuters Institute Finds 37% Use Smartphones for News Consumption

Reuters Institute Finds 37% Use Smartphones for News Consumption

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014

The 2014 Digital News Report uncovered an increasing use of smartphones as a preferred platform for news consumption. Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter lead the way…

6 Tenets of Journalism in the Digital Era

6 Tenets of Journalism in the Digital Era

[ 0 ] January 13, 2014

When Justin Smith took over the top job at Bloomberg, he emailed his new staff a list of six principles that he believes will help ensure survival of a media organization. How many are you executing?

Think Piece: The Year We Broke the Internet

Think Piece: The Year We Broke the Internet

[ 0 ] January 3, 2014

Writing for Esquire, Luke O’Neil pens an alarmingly honest piece on the state of journalism on the web. What he points out is not pretty at all…

International Broadcasting News

Embassy Nouakchott Public Affairs Officer Marion Wohlers (second from left) surrounded by Mauritanian women who performed at the launch party.

Hundreds of Young Mauritanians Celebrate Launch of Radio Sawa

[ 0 ] July 16, 2014

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has officially launched a new FM station serving residents in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott. It’s the latest in a series of launches in African capital cities…

BBG broadcasting doubles since 2012 in Ukraine.

Post Crimean Annexation, BBG Audience Doubles in Ukraine

[ 0 ] June 25, 2014

The combined weekly audience of Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty increased from 9.2% in 2012 to 18.3% among Ukrainian adults…

BBC Global News Reaches Record Audience of 265 Million Weekly [Video]

BBC Global News Reaches Record Audience of 265 Million Weekly [Video]

[ 0 ] June 20, 2014

Large gains in television and digital audience are more than enough to offset losses in radio usage as the BBC global news audience posts a net gain of 9 million over last year…

Ideas and Innovation

iPad-based Switcher Puts You in the Web TV Game For About $2000

iPad-based Switcher Puts You in the Web TV Game For About $2000

[ 0 ] June 12, 2014

Japanese company Cerevo helps drive down the cost of streaming video with a four-camera video production switcher — controlled by a simple-to-use iPad app…

BBG Unveils Digital Storytelling Tool at Mozilla Festival

BBG Unveils Digital Storytelling Tool at Mozilla Festival

[ 0 ] October 28, 2013

KettleCorn allows journalists to quickly create visually compelling web videos featuring video, stills, graphic overlays, and even language translation…

At The Wall Street Journal and Elsewhere, Reporters Increasingly Give Face Time

At The Wall Street Journal and Elsewhere, Reporters Increasingly Give Face Time

[ 0 ] July 15, 2013

Reporters at the Wall Street Journal and have been asked to look camera-ready in an attempt to cash in on the best advertising rates in the digital — those paid for video views…