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BBG Audience at Record Level; Doubles in Ten Years

BBG Audience at Record Level; Doubles in Ten Years

[ 0 ] December 30, 2013

The BBG has released its audience estimate for 2013. With 206 million people tuning in or logging on each week, the audience is at an all time high — more than doubling in the past ten years…

For the First Time in 65 Years, BBG Content Will Be “Legally” Available in the U.S.

For the First Time in 65 Years, BBG Content Will Be “Legally” Available in the U.S.

[ 0 ] July 1, 2013

The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act goes into effect tomorrow, July 2 – lifting the ban on domestic dissemination of BBG content. But BBG broadcasters still cannot create content intended for U.S. audiences…

Change in Lat Am Strategy Powers BBG Global Audience Past 200 Million Weekly

Change in Lat Am Strategy Powers BBG Global Audience Past 200 Million Weekly

[ 0 ] June 24, 2013

While the official 2013 BBG Global Audience Estimate won’t be in for a few months, current tracking shows a strong audience increase – fueled by growth at VOA’s Latin America Division…

Think Pieces

6 Tenets of Journalism in the Digital Era

6 Tenets of Journalism in the Digital Era

[ 0 ] January 13, 2014

When Justin Smith took over the top job at Bloomberg, he emailed his new staff a list of six principles that he believes will help ensure survival of a media organization. How many are you executing?

Think Piece: The Year We Broke the Internet

Think Piece: The Year We Broke the Internet

[ 0 ] January 3, 2014

Writing for Esquire, Luke O’Neil pens an alarmingly honest piece on the state of journalism on the web. What he points out is not pretty at all…

Progress For Media Freedom In Burma, Albeit in Baby Steps

Progress For Media Freedom In Burma, Albeit in Baby Steps

[ 0 ] July 16, 2013

On-the-ground assessments by BBG staff who have traveled to Burma indicate there is slow but methodical movement toward a freer press…

International Broadcasting News

BBG Operated FM Stations Pay Dividends in Central African Republic and South Sudan

BBG Operated FM Stations Pay Dividends in Central African Republic and South Sudan

[ 0 ] December 31, 2013

The BBG’s effort to build FM radio stations in African capitals continues to advance — and pay off when violence erupts. BBG FMs in Bangui and Juba are cases in point…

BBG Audience at Record Level; Doubles in Ten Years

BBG Audience at Record Level; Doubles in Ten Years

[ 0 ] December 30, 2013

The BBG has released its audience estimate for 2013. With 206 million people tuning in or logging on each week, the audience is at an all time high — more than doubling in the past ten years…

With Investment in TopTV, Chinese Expand TV Footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa

With Investment in TopTV, Chinese Expand TV Footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa

[ 0 ] October 21, 2013

Chinese firm StarTimes has purchased a stake in troubled South African satellite television provider TopTV, expanding its reach and potential status as gatekeeper…

Ideas and Innovation

BBG Unveils Digital Storytelling Tool at Mozilla Festival

BBG Unveils Digital Storytelling Tool at Mozilla Festival

[ 0 ] October 28, 2013

KettleCorn allows journalists to quickly create visually compelling web videos featuring video, stills, graphic overlays, and even language translation…

At The Wall Street Journal and Elsewhere, Reporters Increasingly Give Face Time

At The Wall Street Journal and Elsewhere, Reporters Increasingly Give Face Time

[ 0 ] July 15, 2013

Reporters at the Wall Street Journal and have been asked to look camera-ready in an attempt to cash in on the best advertising rates in the digital — those paid for video views…

Syria Stories Website Attempts to Humanize Syrian Conflict

Syria Stories Website Attempts to Humanize Syrian Conflict

[ 0 ] July 12, 2013

With the Syrian conflict at times being reported in a blur of statistics, Middle East Broadcasting Networks aims to tell the story of six Syrians and their ongoing plight with a project called “Syria Stories”…