The Media Minute 04.02.2019

In a multi-channel, multi-platform world, print continues to offer its own value.

Storytelling in micro-moments. We know video is a hot trend these days but let’s pay attention to the meteoric rise. (Maybe explosion is a better word.) According to Cisco, 82% of internet traffic will be through video by 2021.

The Financial Times now has 1 million paying readers, reaching its target a year ahead of schedule, thanks to a long-term view and a data-first approach that balances building products for new audiences while retaining current readers.

Steady decline in readership and advertising revenue are the current operating environment for local and specialty publishing..

Real-world applications of artificial intelligence are skyrocketing. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), patent submissions related to AI nearly tripled between 2013 and 2017 to more than 55,000 applications.

Profits rose in 2018 over 2017 at four of the five major trade publishers that report their financial information—and the one company at which earnings were down, Lagardère Publishing, reported an increase in profits at its U.S. subsidiary, Hachette Book Group.

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