Weekly Media News Briefing: June 27 – July 1

Michael Hurtig | June 27th, 2011

NBC is looking for non-profit local news partners. If you are a serious, non-profit local news organization in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Washington, DC, or Hartford-New Haven, CT, NBC News is inviting you to submit a proposal for a long term partnership that could include cooperative content creation, shared use of technical facilities, and on-air opportunities.  NBC New York

The future of publishing is bright. Two stories this week from Frankfurt Book Fair sponsored Publishing Perspectives detail surprising trends in the publishing world, a potentially bright future for Britain’s biggest bookseller, and the rise of a new class of self-published e-book authors making a living full-time.

More Smartphones in Spain. The percentage of mobile phone users in Spain who now use smartphones has jumped to 40%, says Nielsen.

No matter the screen, TV is still king. Americans have found even more time on average to watch video content, are using more screens to do it, and TV is still the top choice for entertainment, says Nielsen.