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“A step in the right direction,” but “I want more…”: The industry reacts to Apple’s podcast changes
Plus: How Apple’s changes will affect branded podcasts; what podcast publishers need to know about talent agencies; a new resource for Spanish-language producers.
By Nicholas Quah
Apple’s new analytics for podcasts mean a lot of change (some good, some inconvenient) is on the way
Plus: Roman Mars has a new show; First Look’s Leital Molad on how a job at WNYC led her to podcasts.
By Nicholas Quah
Apple, podcasting’s dominant (and mostly benign) middleman, is rebooting how it delivers shows
Plus: Gimlet makes a curious acquisition, a new run at fixing podcast discovery, and an under-the-hood technical shift.
By Nicholas Quah
HomePod, death to autoplay, and a smarter Apple News: These are the key Apple updates for publishers
Apple, like Google, is using its position in the browser market to try to control elements of the advertising market.
By Joshua Benton
Conheça novidades da Apple anunciadas na WWDC 2017
HomePod é 1 dos dispositivos mais aguardados pelo mercado.
By Joshua Benton
The New York Times’ The Daily vs. NPR’s Up First: Which morning news podcast is better at what?
Plus: A new podcasting convention launches (with a YouTube pedigree), Radiotopia readies Ear Hustle for launch, and the Trump budget formally proposes kills off the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
By Nicholas Quah
You can now get a few additional features on Nuzzel for $100 a year
The news aggregator this week launched Nuzzel Pro, which is ad-free, lets users filter stories, and use a dark mode.
By Joseph Lichterman
Facebook will let publishers convert Instant Articles to Google AMP and Apple News formats
The move comes after a number of high-profile publishers have stepped back from Facebook’s distributed-content offering, preferring to direct Facebook mobile users to their websites.
By Joseph Lichterman
Now you can take a 24-hour Trump news “snooze” on the Quartz app
(Want the break to be longer? Sorry.)
By Laura Hazard Owen
Aplicativo permite que usuários deem 1 tempo de notícias sobre Donald Trump
Quartz desliga notificações sobre Trump por 24 horas.
By Laura Hazard Owen
How NPR considers what new platforms — from smartwatches to fridges — will get its programming
“Generally, we try to get to ‘yes’ faster than we try to get to ‘no.‘”
By Shan Wang
This is the story behind that double push alert The New York Times sent about Comey’s Trump memo
So why’d the Times make your phone buzz twice Tuesday afternoon? The inspiration was threaded tweets.
By Joseph Lichterman
Making Gay History’s podcast digs into interview archives to let voices “come to life again”
Plus: StartUp is becoming a TV show, Audible’s Ponzi Supernova gets released into the wild, and the semantics of windowing.
By Nicholas Quah
Mobile Majority: How phones are changing news
“A step in the right direction,” but “I want more…”: The industry reacts to Apple’s podcast changes
Plus: How Apple’s changes will affect branded podcasts; what podcast publishers need to know about talent agencies; a new resource for Spanish-language producers.
By Nicholas Quah
Apple’s new analytics for podcasts mean a lot of change (some good, some inconvenient) is on the way
Plus: Roman Mars has a new show; First Look’s Leital Molad on how a job at WNYC led her to podcasts.
Apple, podcasting’s dominant (and mostly benign) middleman, is rebooting how it delivers shows
Plus: Gimlet makes a curious acquisition, a new run at fixing podcast discovery, and an under-the-hood technical shift.
What We’re Reading
The Next Web / Abhimanyu Ghoshal
Verizon-owned Yahoo is killing off the best app it’s ever made
Yahoo News Digest, a well-designed news app that puts out two finishable digests each day, is shutting down on June 30.
Recode / Peter Kafka
Apple is going to let podcast creators – and advertisers – see what listeners actually like

Basic analytics are (finally) coming to Apple’s podcast app in an upcoming refresh. It’s a big deal.

American Press Institute / Jane Elizabeth
A Q&A with the fact-checker for the hit Serial spinoff podcast S-Town
“But you are there to interrogate the living hell out of every single utterance of fact, and a good writer wants you to do it, and is relying on you to do it. It can feel antagonistic and gross. Well, too bad. The alternative is to give your blessing to untruth, which feels intensely grosser.”
Marketing Land / Tim Peterson
Facebook admits its 10th measurement mistake since September
The mistake — mischarged clicks on video carousel ads by smartphone web users — is the first that directly affected advertisers’ wallets. Facebook is refunding the affected advertisers in full.
Digiday / Jessica Davies
What Bleacher Report learned from experimenting with Snapchat Discover, two years in
Avoid recurring templates, ensure each snap is created for a singular purpose, and avoid talking heads.
Smashing Magazine / Nick Babich
Here are some pros and cons for basic patterns of mobile navigation
“Different navigation patterns have been devised to solve this challenge in different ways, but they all suffer from a variety of usability problems. In this article, we’ll examine five basic navigation patterns for mobile apps and describe the strengths and weaknesses of each of them.”
Wall Street Journal / Shalini Ramachandran
Media companies from NBCUniversal to CBS to Fox line up to make shows for Snapchat
“Snapchat hopes to have two to three new episodes of original shows airing each day by the end of the year in the ‘stories’ section of the app, which displays collections of snaps from friends, as well as stories from media outlets. The shows will be three to five minutes long.”
Recode / Kurt Wagner, April Glaser, Rani Molla
The apps to use if you want to keep your messages private
From ones that don’t have end-to-end encryption (Twitter, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc), to ones that have it (iMessage, Signal, Confide, etc).
Journalism.co.uk / Caroline Scott
With a 90 minute Facebook Live, CBC Calgary wants to ‘flip the traditional broadcast-to-social workflow’
“The regional station placed four reporters equipped with iPhone 6 smartphones and Sennheiser wireless microphones in different locations around Calgary — including one on a moving train. Using the Dejero Live+ mobile app, the journalists were able to individually connect to the TV station’s control room, where staff were able to direct the coverage and switch between live footage and 12 pre-recorded iPhone packages.”
China Money Network / Pan Yue
Chinese personalized news app Toutiao reportedly raised around $1 billion at a $12 billion valuation
It now has a higher valuation than the combined valuations of China’s three largest publicly listed media companies (Beijing Enlight Media, Jiangsu Phoenix Publishing & Media Corporation, China Television Media).
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