Saving Online Media

Summary: Online media organizations can be successful and ultimately profitable if they take control of their advertising content. For over one hundred years, print media, radio, and then over-the-air television have been able to pay the bills through advertisement sales. Consumers of those outlets have largely accepted this as necessary for the business to...
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Jack (@JackConnellTPL) and Deibs (@mrcrockpot) do a countdown of their top ten favorite moments from The Mandalorian! Audio and video below! Discussion topics include... What were our top 10 moments from The Mandalorian?What made The Mandalorian so successful in it's first season?What went right and what went wrong with Star Wars: The...
In short, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was a historically uninteresting and safe finale to a historic anthology. It took everything that was exciting from the average movies that came before it and reversed those choices, culminating in a movie that was both befuddling and stale white bread at the same time. ...
Most people look at a Michael Jordan, a LeBron James, a Jeff Bezos, a Tom Brady, and even a Steph Curry and say, "Man, I wish I could have the success they have." I would just respond to that with a few questions. Are you willing to do everything it takes to become that successful? Will you be the...
After 3 hours of world building and character development, Armour is the episode that finally gives the fans what they want! A musical number by Lee Scoresby! Not! Tom (@tomds215) & Dave (@dpfective) are joined by Chris (@mrcrockpot) to discuss the epitome of a "Team Building" episode, Armour. So put on your Sky Iron helmet, grab a plate of Scram, and listen...
You've probably heard this before about snow, but it still blows my mind. Every single snowflake is unique. As I sit here by the window watching billions of little flakes fall from the sky, I'm reminded about individuality. I'm also reminded, however, about what happens when you put a group of unique individuals together. Each one of these snowflakes...
As long as I can remember, I’ve been a die-hard Coldplay fan. I’ve seen them live multiple times, and they are still, to this day, my favorite live show around. I’m going to give you my honest, initial reaction to each track on the two brand new Coldplay albums. Thanks for reading! Sunrise...
Ellen Hyslop Co-Founder of The GIST
Dave pinch hits for Jason this week to interview Ellen Hyslop from The GIST. Ellen and Dave discuss: Start Up Culture Women in Sports Journalism (and the lack thereof) Basketball in Canada Quidditch! and more! For more information on getting The GIST head over to thegistnews.ca and Sign up! Full Disclosure, Dave works for Comcast NBCUniversal, a founding member of LIFT Labs. For more Piano Player, be sure to...
I am a huge fan of Frozen. Its impact was much more than toys and box office sales. The music was incredibly important for Disney. While each song title held its own weight, they were each brilliantly crafted not only to move the audience but to also enhance the story. Most importantly, the original Frozen soundtrack...
After watching the first episode of the much anticipated Disney+ premiere of The Mandalorian, I couldn’t help but ask the question: am I watching an RPG video game? Let’s look at it. Breaking down materials to craft armor? Check. Vast, incredible world to traverse and explore? Check. Companions with varying personalities and character building? Check. Quests...
It's finally here! The His Dark Materials premier aired this week after much anticipation on our end. Dave leads the podcast off with a solo introduction, his observations, and leaves off on a couple of discussion questions for Shane and Tom. The two of them react to the world of His Dark Materials being brought to life, as...
Mastery Prep Elementary: On the eve of the 76ers' season opener versus Boston, Tobias Harris was making an impact off of the court. The Philadelphia 76ers forward hosted a surprise "community draft," announcing a total of one million dollars worth of investments to assist underserved communities in his new hometown of Philadelphia and across the globe. Harris...