The loudest voices in the Malaysia Air coverage have excelled at driving ratings and pageviews. But they've done little to explain what's happening. Usually the best practice is to share information rather than un-informed speculation.
An online hoax claiming the Niagara Falls had frozen over initially attracted the BBC's interest, but its clip could have a positive impact that lasts long after temperatures rise again.
By all reports, the guidebook publisher floundered under the BBC and failed to even approach the synergies possible. It's telling that a young digital company out of Nashville seems to be making smarter moves than one of the world's most venerable broadcasters.
However BBC Trust wants to apportion the blame, the reality is the management screwed-up badly here: the people who BBC entrusted to make this happen, and the integration, and the the top management it brought in to run it. It should have named names.
The documentary gives British Airways an opportunity to boost branding and announce new initiatives as the legacy carrier competes with low-cost airlines across Europe.
LP has a formidable challenge ahead of it as Google has signified that it wants to own travel and has the resources to reach consumers at every step of the way as well as hire whoever it wants to make this happen.
BBC is taking the heat of a £80m loss in the office and very publicly online, which could lead to guide book acquisitions be approached with greater caution in the future. What are your thoughts on the sale?
BBC Worldwide and Lonely Planet moved too slowly on digital, failed on mobile, and didn't anticipate the very rapid decline of guidebook after Kindle and e-readers took off. BBC Trust is right to criticize.
The most recognizable travel brand in the world just sold for less than half of what it was worth two years ago despite growing revenues. Here's hoping the new ownership will be able to better harness the brand's tremendous value.
This sale is a headscratcher, but BBC was keen on finding a buyer and looks like Kelley is the most price-elastic buyer it could find. Remains to be seen how the travel market and LP's shrinking-but-loyal userbase responds to this sale.