While executives come and go regularly, no one can remember a time when there was so much change and turmoil at the top of all of the networks.
Yep, but not because of their content or the experience of watching. It’s because they were kinda radioactive. “Color television, in this instance, was not just bringing images of the contemporary world into the home; it was also physically manifesting one of that world’s most pressing and feared perils.”
Wait, is Daniel Craig really going to be James Bond again? What about that one Idris Elba tweet? And what’s the deal with Danny Boyle – wasn’t he supposed to direct? Find out more on Instagram, probably, if you didn’t already see it on an actor’s Snapchat (or maybe – old school! – a Facebook Story).
But that’s only because a judge overruled the country’s film board, which had said that the film – about a lesbian romance – “was an attempt to ‘legitimize lesbianism’ in the East African nation, where homosexuality is illegal.” The ban is lifted for one week only, which will make the film eligible for the Academy Awards.
So if one of the benefits of podcasting was that they made good money, why are companies like BuzzFeed shutting down or downsizing their operations? One obvious answer is a glut of supply—in 2015, a list of the “must listen” podcasts was 200 items long. At some point, even podcasting aficionados started to wonder who had time to to listen to all those podcasts. A similar thing happened with video, after everyone pivoted to short-form video because Facebook said it wanted as much as possible.