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The Golden Age of YouTube?

Jim Monroe | Posted 12.13.2014 | Media
Jim Monroe

Almost without exception, today's Internet stars come from outside the Hollywood farm system. They are kids, mostly, who have figured out how to make 140 characters and six-second videos wildly entertaining.

Content Is Bad for Business

Jim Monroe | Posted 03.05.2014 | Media
Jim Monroe

The word "content," applied to great creative work, just feels wrong and diminishes the skills of the artists who create great work. And its overuse by people in media is symbolic of a business that's losing touch with its creators and customers.

Burgundy, Blockbuster and Broadcast News

Jim Monroe | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Jim Monroe

The people who make the programming are distributing more directly to the people who watch it, and cutting out a middleman. And with diminishing audiences for live, prime time shows, local news ratings have plunged. What's a station to do?