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Streaming Seeks a Path to Profitability

Only Netflix and Disney turn a profit from streaming. Media analyst Michael Nathanson ’90 says that streamers are turning to bundles, ads, and password crackdowns to survive the disruption and consolidation hitting the industry.

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  • Shining a Light into the Black Box of the Art Market

    The opacity of the art market benefits a tiny elite of collectors, gallerists, and artists, says Yale SOM's Magnus Resch, but makes it harder for most artists and art lovers to connect.

    Andy Warhol’s Muhammad Ali is auctioned at Christie’s in 2007.
  • The Dominion Settlement Is Just the Beginning of Fox’s Nightmare

    Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian write that the historic settlement and the revelations that preceded it have left Fox Corporation damaged and vulnerable to additional litigation.

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  • Did Ticketmaster’s Market Dominance Fuel the Chaos for Swifties?

    Taylor Swift fans scrambling for concert tickets faced endless queues and crashes on the Ticketmaster website. Yale SOM economist Florian Ederer explains the antitrust issues at play and the tradeoffs inherent in satisfying overwhelming demand.

    Taylor Swift performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2019.
  • The Reckonings Facing the Theater

    The challenges of the last several years, including the upheaval of COVID-19 and the anti-racism movement that followed George Floyd’s murder, have had profound consequences for American theater. In a recent conversation with Yale SOM, three Yale alumni in the industry offered their perspectives on what comes next.

    Audience members wearing masks in a theater.
  • How the Streaming Wars Will Alter the Media Landscape

    The scramble for subscribers has been a boon for consumers. But changes are coming as investors demand returns. We talked to analyst Michael Nathanson ’90 about what will be left when the dust settles.

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  • Study: An Abundance of Media Fuels Polarization

    Yale SOM’s Vahideh Manshadi and her co-authors built a model showing that faced with a flood of information, an individual tends to take in material that reinforces their existing beliefs.

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  • Without a Local Newspaper, Americans Pay Less Attention to Local Politics 

    Prof. Michael Sinkinson and his co-authors look back at when television, not the internet, was the new technology chipping away at newspaper circulation. They find that when readership diminished, engagement with local politics did too.

    A man reading a newspaper at a diner
  • The Art World in the Age of COVID

    COVID created a crisis for the art world when museums, galleries, and art fairs were closed down. Is there reason for hope about what will emerge after the pandemic ends?

    Visitors at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City in September 2020. Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images.
  • The Borderlessness of Tech-Driven Media

    Dayo Olopade ’15, a lead for film and television partnerships at Google, discusses the global disruption of production, distribution, and consumption of media around the world.

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  • What’s the Future of Television?

    With traditional TV losing viewers to streaming services, the industry is still figuring out what its new economic model will look like.

    An illustration of Netflix on a vintage TV