The publisher of a Massachusetts newspaper is asking the Rolling Stones to return to town, 50 years after the band cut short a show during a thunderstorm, leading fans to rampage. Ted Grant, publisher of the Daily Item in Lynn, said in an open letter published Tuesday that "a lot has changed" since the band was last in town, on June 24, 1966. The British rockers left the stage during a storm at the Manning Bowl stadium. Angry fans broke through the barriers, prompting police to use tear gas. Grant says he wasn't there because his mother wouldn't let him out after dark.
Audiobooks have emerged as the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. book-publishing industry, in part because they can be accessed through a range of mobile digital devices. Consumers can listen while commuting or working out. "We love the industry sector and its growth, and we think it will continue," said Richard Sarnoff, chairman of media, entertainment, and education for KKR, in an interview. "Audiobooks create incremental time for enjoying great books, and one thing we lack today is time. We think this type of content will continue to take up more mind share, especially among younger consumers."
Shon Barenklau, who began his newspaper career as a copy editor at the Hub in 1985, has been named the incoming publisher. In 1993, he was named the managing editor of the Carlsbad, New Mexico, newspaper and later became its production director. He served as publisher of several Nebraska newspapers before being named vice president of the BH Media Group's Midwest Division, based in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 2016.
In a world where TV ad-buying is also moving online, the future of trading is evolving toward digital measurements. On that basis, one video ad-tech vendor says it is helping bring the traditional and oft-derided criteria of audience demographics in to the digital age. "We've worked with many different publishers to create the equivalent of a census approach to individual users - their age and gender," Videology CEO Scott Ferber tells Beet.TV in this video interview. Ferber says the updated Videology tech involves tapping in to anonymized consumer registration data from the publishers it integrates with. And that is moving the needle, resulting in "better prediction for in-demo guarantees" and "phenomenal" results, he says, especially as judged by two of the leading emergent measurement standards.