Sumorwuo Zaza is the CEO of Nickl, a Brooklyn-based venture aiming to improve the relationships between media companies and their subscribers. Prior to co-founding Nickl, Zaza worked as the director of the international division at The Huffington Post. In this interview, we discuss possible shifts towards subscription-based revenue, how media companies can engage with viewers of varying loyalty and the future of Google and Facebook’s relationship with advertising revenue.
Note: To clarify, as OpenSecrets -- the preeminent source for tracking campaign contributions -- often does, "The organizations themselves did not donate; rather the money came from the organizations' PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families." So, regarding the companies mentioned in the column that follows, bear in mind it is their individuals and PACs that made the contributions in question.
Ben Shapiro, the conservative commentator, Daily Wire editor and host of the country's 33rd most popular podcast, had a meltdown. Appearing on BBC Two's Politics Live on May 9th, Shapiro fielded a few questions from Andrew Neil, the British television presenter and chairman of Press Holdings Media Group (the owner of the conservative publication The Spectator). It appeared, at first, to be a routine interview to discuss Shapiro's new book The Right Side of History, which was released in March, but then things got heated.