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InContext Newsletter: DCN’s weekly briefing of media news – August 3, 2017

August 3, 2017

By Michelle Manafy, Editorial Director - DCN

Weekly insights into the business of digital content


What the Scripps-Discovery combo platter means for the streaming video market

As skinny and à la carte choices proliferate for consumers, the question for content providers is how can they keep showing up on these ever-shrinking menus? They need to be everywhere, but that proves challenging for many players. Inevitably, some get left out of the musical chairs at this buffet.

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With HP’s entrance, the commercial VR market solidifies

Some have dismissed VR as yet another overhyped technology category that will never achieve those prized hockey-stick sales projections. And let’s face it: Many consumers ignore it completely as solely for gamers. HPs recent entry into what it calls “commercial VR” may signal a new class of applications that could convince consumers to give VR another look. It should also inspire a raft of experimentation from a wide range of industries.

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Trusting News Project sets out to re-establish news media credibility and value

Fake news is the catch-phrase used by many today to discredit all types of news stories and media outlets. Fueled by social media, the term “fake news” pools all news media—be it respected or far from it—together. However, fake news is not about the inaccuracies of credible news journalists. It’s about setting a specific agenda to distort information and deceive readers with the purpose of a deriving a specific action or outcome. It’s an attack on the truth. And it’s an affront to trustworthy news journalists.

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Six fearless female executives weigh in on their greatest challenges and opportunities

If you haven’t heard already, more than 40 years after women entered the workplace, we’re still having trouble climbing the ladder. The news is dominated by stories of sexual harassment—which is not just in the tech industry. Last year, 54% of the women surveyed in the advertising industry by the 4A’s also reported that they experienced sexual harassment at work. Let’s hear from some of the successful women leaders in advertising and tech to get their opinions on some of the greatest challenges and opportunities for women in their field right now.

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DCN’s must reads: week of August 3, 2017

Here are some of the best media stories our team has read so far this week:

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