The Fuse Has been lit on digital media. It’s just a matter of time before it explodes.  How big a bang? How many digital companies are beyond saving? Today – The Media Meltdown – An Future Forward Look into the abyss 
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The Media Meltdown

Mic / the story behind the story.

Mic shuts down, a victim of management hubris and Facebook’s pivot to video
https://www.cjr.org/the_new_gatekeepers/mic-layoffs.php

Mic looking for investors amid cash woes
https://www.cjr.org/the_new_gatekeepers/mic.php

EVERYONE’S FOR SALE:

“EVERYONE’S FOR SALE”: A GENERATION OF DIGITAL-MEDIA DARLINGS PREPARES FOR A FRIGID WINTER
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/12/a-generation-of-digital-media-darlings-prepares-for-a-frigid-winter

Founder’s Big Idea to Revive BuzzFeed’s Fortunes? A Merger With Rivals

Hard Times: Left-Wing New Media Look to Mergers, Paywalls, Selling Companies
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2018/12/05/hard-times-left-wing-new-media-look-to-mergers-paywalls-selling-companies/

Vice Devalued: Disney Writes Off $157 Million of Its Stake in Struggling Media Company
Vice Devalued: Disney Writes Off $157 Million of Its Stake in Struggling Media Company

REMEMBERING AOL:

Verizon Confirms Oath CEO Tim Armstrong Will Leave at End of 2018
Verizon Confirms Oath CEO Tim Armstrong Will Leave at End of 2018

Verizon’s Oath Looks To Non-Advertising Revenue

Verizon’s Oath Looks To Non-Advertising Revenue; Apple Lax On App Enforcement?

The fallout from Tumblr’s porn ban
https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/6/18129532/tumblr-nsfw-porn-ban-fallout-storystream-updates-news

The Facebook / Conundrum
– Andrew Anker .

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