July 15, 2016

Live Streaming Breaks Through, and Cable News Has Much to Fear

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Cable news has functioned as the harrowing background soundtrack to much of 2015 and 2016. In covering terrorist attacks, police protests and a comical presidential election, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC have all won huge increases in viewership. But as they say on cable, we’ve just gotten word of some breaking news — and it’s not pretty. Last week, the biggest story in the country was dominated by live-streaming apps made by Facebook and Twitter – and I think what we saw was that Facebook Live could become the most intelligent cable news network ever built.

Will Facebook consume news, too?

Topics: Social Media, Innovation, Culture, Content Strategy, Technology

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