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Research and Impact

Afghan Media Usage Moves to Television; Afghans Increasingly Pessimistic About the Future

Afghan Media Usage Moves to Television; Afghans Increasingly Pessimistic About the Future

[ 0 ] February 13, 2015

Recently released research data from the BBG and Gallup show a sharp jump in TV viewing and negligible new media usage. Gallup attitudinal data shows a Afghans’ views for the future now lowest in the world…

Divining Nielsen’s Total Audience Report: Not a Zero Sum Game

Divining Nielsen’s Total Audience Report: Not a Zero Sum Game

[ 0 ] December 19, 2014

As more and more media options become available, Nielsen’s Total Audience Report shows that determining media’s winners and losers isn’t as easy as we’d like it to be…

BBG Audience Climbs Again to Record High; Rises By 50 Million In Just Four Years

BBG Audience Climbs Again to Record High; Rises By 50 Million In Just Four Years

[ 0 ] November 17, 2014

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has released its Global Audience Estimate for 2014, and at 215 million people each week, the audience is at an all-time high…

Think Pieces

New York Times Op-Ed: How Television Won the Internet

New York Times Op-Ed: How Television Won the Internet

[ 0 ] June 30, 2015

Most in the digital space have been expecting the internet to destroy television. But as Michael Wolff writes in the New York Times, it’s not exactly turning out that way…

Deutsche Welle Launches New Television News Channel in English

Deutsche Welle Launches New Television News Channel in English

[ 0 ] June 25, 2015

The German international broadcaster joins a group of nearly three dozen English-language international news channels, with more on the launchpad. Will any of them connect?

Twitter is Many Things, But a Driver of Web Traffic It Isn’t

Twitter is Many Things, But a Driver of Web Traffic It Isn’t

[ 0 ] February 18, 2015

Writing for The Atlantic, writer Derek Thompson analyzes the engagement generated by his tweets. One thing he knows for certain, those tweets are not driving traffic to his articles…

International Broadcasting News

BBC Slashing 1000 Jobs Due to Revenue Decline and Responsibility for World Service

BBC Slashing 1000 Jobs Due to Revenue Decline and Responsibility for World Service

[ 0 ] July 2, 2015

How many more shoes can they drop? Saddled with on outdated revenue stream and now responsible for the costs of the World Service, the BBC resorts to more layoffs…

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Updates Board on Progress

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Updates Board on Progress

[ 0 ] July 2, 2015

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s multimedia expansion and rapid growth was the focus of today’s Broadcasting Board of Governors meeting held in Prague, Czech Republic…

Deutsche Welle Launches New Television News Channel in English

Deutsche Welle Launches New Television News Channel in English

[ 0 ] June 25, 2015

The German international broadcaster joins a group of nearly three dozen English-language international news channels, with more on the launchpad. Will any of them connect?

Ideas and Innovation

Four Low Cost, High Impact Tools For Journalism and Production

Four Low Cost, High Impact Tools For Journalism and Production

[ 0 ] May 6, 2015

We’re always on the lookout for inexpensive, but high impact innovations to improve our journalism, production, and workflow. Here are four that might be game-changers…

BBG Mobile Apps Recognized at Global Mobile Awards

BBG Mobile Apps Recognized at Global Mobile Awards

[ 0 ] March 12, 2015

Three new BBG mobile apps gained kudos at last week’s Mobile World Congress. Two of the apps help inform audiences, while a third assists journalists in newsgathering…

Divining Nielsen’s Total Audience Report: Not a Zero Sum Game

Divining Nielsen’s Total Audience Report: Not a Zero Sum Game

[ 0 ] December 19, 2014

As more and more media options become available, Nielsen’s Total Audience Report shows that determining media’s winners and losers isn’t as easy as we’d like it to be…