Apple today introduced a new ‘Sports’ app, aiming to put scores and stats front and centre. It is available for free in the US, UK and Canada. The product joins the suite of other native Apple media apps such as News, Music and TV. I’ve downloaded the app and it is really easy to set […]
In the immediate hours since the death of Alexei Navalny was announced I was struck by the standard emotions such a story provokes – something between anger and sadness. The murder was a grotesque act conducted, one way or another, by a cowardly dictator. I took in various news reports and read about the horrendous
The UK has just had two more by-elections on Thursday – votes in a constituency held when the MP can no longer keep the seat for reasons including bad behaviour, resignation over disagreements with party policy, ill health or… death. Labour overturned huge Conservative majorities in both Wellingborough (MP wrongdoing) and Kingswood (MP not agreeing
Ankler Media, the company built around The Ankler newsletter, is surging towards making $10 million in revenue next year. That’s what CEO Janice Min told Bron Maher in a fascinating interview that’s just come out. The newsletter-based publication is always one that people, including me, cite when trying to find positivity in the future of
Each month, I thought it would be fun to share some of the shows and movies I watch. It will not always be the latest stuff – I love dipping back into the archives too. This month there are some classics and comedies, of course, but I’ve been drawn in by “Reacher” too. Feel free
“What did I miss?” On Monday, (or Tuesday here in the UK…) Jon Stewart addressed a roaring studio audience as he returned to present The Daily Show for the first time since 2015. Sitting in a suit, behind the desk, making (mostly) funny jokes and sparing no prisoners, it was almost like he’d never been
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Hello and welcome to your new look The Addition newsletter! More important than the slight style tweaks is how much more I’m going to be able to offer subscribers, particularly paid ones. More on all that soon. Independent coverage of the media industry really does matter. You can also check out my new monthly column for Media Voices in which I cover the creator economy.
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I am teaming up with my friends at Media Voices for a new monthly column on the creator economy. I’m very excited about it! Each month, I will explore different ways publishers can learn from this thriving part of the media. The early weeks of 2024 have been full of miserable media industry news, with
Piers Morgan will no longer present a linear television show on TalkTV. Instead, he will publish directly to YouTube in a more sporadic way. As Dominic Ponsford at Press Gazette noted, this marks a major shift in strategy for the News UK-owned broadcaster, which really thought Morgan could help it make a mark in the
It has been a busy political week in all corners of the UK. The Northern Ireland Assembly is finally back up and running after a two-year hiatus. It comes after an agreement to remove routine checks on the island of Ireland was agreed. In a historic moment, Sin Feinn’s Michelle O’Neill (pictured above) is the