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Weekly media briefing September 4 – September 10

By Michael Hurtig
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
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Think people are unwilling to pay for online content?  Mobile data was worth about $734 million last year in the UK alone.

The Internet is the new black, according to fashion designer Nicole Miller, who shifted her whole ad budget online this year.

More than a quarter of US citizens are now using their phones to tell the world where they are, says Pew.

Starz will no longer lend its content to Netflix.

12 million starving people in sub-Saharan Africa amount to less than one percent of US media coverage.  This is, sadly, part of the chronic inability of US media to cover overseas news.

Moyers returns! Can’t say we at Perspectives on the Media are surprised, but we can’t say we are unhappy about it, either.  Welcome back to the airwaves, Bill, we need you!

On the occasion of Steve Jobs’s retirement from Apple, David Carr reflects on what made Apple and it’s leader the dominant media player of the last decade.

The Booker Prize shortlist is unveiled today, and we are embarrassed to say that we have read none of them.

JK Rowling unveils Pottermore!  Hear from Ms. Rowling herself!