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Up Ahead

July 16: WICT Carolinas Red Circle
Awards, Charlotte

July 18-21: Comic Con; San Diego

July 23-28: CTAM Portion of the Television Critics Association Press Tour, L.A.

July 24-26: NAMIC Leadership Seminar; Chicago

July 28-31: The Independent Show;


➢ From 2008 to 2018, newsroom employment in the US dropped by 25%.

➢ The number of digital-native newsroom employees has increased by 82%, from about 7400 workers to about 13.5K in 2018.

➢ Television broadcasting employees now account for a larger portion of all newsroom employees, from 25% in 2008 to 33% in 2018.

➢ The number of newspaper newsroom employees fell by 47% from 2008-2018.

(Source: Pew Research Center)


“…each of the players that are chasing that ball, that are doing scripted series and scripted movies, they’re chasing IP and none of them have enough… All of them are looking over and saying, ‘I need more. Who has great differentiated content.’ So, all of them are talking to us, saying, ‘Can I have some of your stuff?’ And we are saying, for now, we’re going to keep our stuff… we think that we could generate our own assets. And we think in the long-term owning that quality content globally ourselves unencumbered — and that’s a big differentiation.

Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”

The Daily


Spot Spending Returning, Shifting to OTT

After a rapid decline in spend, agencies and broadcasters are seeing rebounds in many spot spending categories.

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