October 30, 2013 |
Americans are spending more time on their digital devices, and that won't change for years, according to a new study. The USC report released Wednesday shows that Americans consume "an enormous amount" of media via television, radio, phone and computer, amounting to an average of 63 gigabytes per person per day last year. All told, total U.S. media consumption reached 1.46 trillion hours in 2012, an average of 13.6 hours per person per day, a year-over-year increase of 5%. In comparison, U.S. media consumption averaged 33 gigabytes per person per day in 2008.
September 11, 2012 |
Bob Lambert, a widely respected entertainment industry executive who played a pivotal role in the advent of computer animation, died of undisclosed causes Friday at his home in Glendale, his family announced Monday night. He was 55. Lambert served as senior executive in various departments at Walt Disney Co. for 25 years, helping to usher Disney into the digital era. While working for Disney Feature Animation, Lambert conceived a strategy for replacing cell animation with CGI production.
March 10, 2012 |
In the voice-over introducing his video "Kony 2012," Jason Russell tells a worldwide audience, "The game has new rules. " The human rights activist's words seem fulfilled by the phenomenal response to his video about the murderous African warlord Joseph Kony: More than 58 million views had been recorded just four days after its YouTube release Monday. But the response to the video also confirmed that every digital media sensation also invites a large, if not equal, reaction, with the Kony production provoking hundreds of video retorts, uncounted Tumblr posts, countless journalism critiques and millions of comments on Facebook and Twitter.
August 7, 2011 |
The classical music industry loves Nikita Pacheco. They don't know the 29-year-old graphic artist personally. But she represents their future and they're striking every note in their new digital media handbooks to please her. To many, digital media is the sound of salvation for classical music. To others, it's another power chord crushing the soul of the art form itself. Take the "tweet-cert" held by the Pacific Symphony last month at its summer home, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
March 6, 2014 |
Veteran publishing executive Jack Griffin has been named chief executive of the new Tribune Publishing Co., leading a group of eight newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The publishing chain is being spun off as a separately traded public company by Chicago-based Tribune Co., which plans to retain ownership of its TV stations and other properties. The separation is expected to happen this summer. Eddy Hartenstein, who has been publisher of The Times since August 2008, will become chairman of Tribune Publishing, a non-executive role.
November 29, 2000 |
Virtual International Community (VIC), formerly Venice Interactive Community, is hosting a panel discussion Dec. 6 on the emerging U.S. Latino digital media arena. The event, to be held at the Skirball Cultural Center from 6:30 to 9 p.m., is sponsored in part by LAredClub, a professional networking association launched in September for those working in digital media targeting the Latino market in the U.S. and abroad.