Center for the Digital Future

HBO to Offer Its Programming Over the Internet
October 16, 2014

In a blow to cable and satellite TV providers, HBO will offer its programs directly to consumers over the Internet - potentially giving millions more Americans another reason to cancel their pay TV service.

The premium network - home to "Game of Thrones," "Boardwalk Empire," "True Blood" and other shows - is now available only to pay TV customers for a subscription of about $15 a month. Starting next year, HBO will be available a la carte to the 70 million households with basic cable or satellite service, and to the estimated

Addressing the Death of Print Pundits at AMC-MPA
October 19, 2012

I am going to attempt to address a few of the pundits who declared the death of print at the AMC conference in San Francisco last Tuesday morning. In doing so, I am sure that my long term readers will appreciate the unusual irony I find myself participating in with regard to my analysis and review of the future of our business. 

AMC 2012: Amazon selling cars? What could be next in e-commerce?
October 16, 2012

AMC 2012 is wrapping up today on the left coast with the remaining attendees heading off on a field trip to the Facebook campus, a nice follow-up to last night’s inside peek @ Twitter. Blood orange vodka cocktails and tasty treats were enjoyed by all in Twitter’s spacious and funky former furniture warehouse/new space. I especially enjoyed the huge outdoor terrace (hey, Matt, why don’t we have one of those?) where I proved to be a ringer (sorry, Jesse!) at the beanbag toss.


What Will the Digital Future Hold for Publishers?
January 12, 2007

Publishing Executive magazine has announced the Grand Opening Session for the 2007 Publishing Executive Conference and Expo, March 5-7 at New York’s Marriott Marquis, Times Square. Titled “What the Digital Future Holds for Publishers,” the session will be led by Dr. Jeffrey Cole of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication. Dr. Cole is director of the Center for the Digital Future, a research and policy institute focused on rapidly evolving communication technologies and mass media. The group is in the seventh year of its ongoing “Digital Future Report,” which studies habits of Internet users and non-users in 25 countries. Dr. Cole

American Magazine Conference Goes ‘Beyond the Page’
December 1, 2006

The 2006 American Magazine Conference (AMC), hosted by Magazine Publishers of America, packed three days of programming and hundreds of executives from top consumer mags into the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Oct. 22–24. The conference’s theme—“Beyond the Page”—promised attendees a look at how to extend their content, business and brand into nontraditional forms of media; however, AMC speakers were careful to point out that not as much has changed as some might think. “We’re still in the same business,” agreed both Ann Moore, Time Inc. chairman and CEO, and Steve Murphy, president and CEO, Rodale Inc., in their Monday-morning session titled “Just What

American Magazine Conference Goes ‘Beyond the Page’
November 3, 2006

The 2006 American Magazine Conference, hosted by Magazine Publishers of America, packed three days of programming and hundreds of executives from top consumer mags into the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix last week. The conference’s theme—”Beyond the Page”—promised attendees a look at how to extend their content, business and brand into nontraditional forms of media; however, AMC speakers were careful to point out that not as much has changed as some might think. “We’re still in the same business,” agreed both Ann Moore, Time Inc. chairman and CEO, and Steve Murphy, president and CEO, Rodale Inc. in their Monday morning session titled “Just What Business