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Медуза, Сноб, Дождь, Русская служба Бибиси и Russia Today рассуждают о том, как привлечь и удержать читателей в Телеграме.
By Anastasia Valeeva
NBC News invents the script for a twice-daily Snapchat news show
“We’re certainly walking before we’re running, but we’re actually sort of jogging before we’re running.”
By Christine Schmidt
Live touring is a real business for some podcasts (and you don’t need huge downloads for it to work)
Plus: Radiotopia’s Ear Hustle is a hit, Panoply partners with Nielsen for more targeted ads, and The New York Times gets another podcast.
By Nicholas Quah
How do we build a better recommendation experience for mobile news readers?
And why are offline reading apps still so stodgy?
By Madeline Welsh
How will we know when we’ve hit Peak Podcast? And are we there yet?
Plus: Gimlet gets more transparent about diversity, IAB tweaks its podcast upfront, and SoundCloud shrinks.
By Nicholas Quah
How do you discover new podcasts if Apple (and everyone else) keep recommending the same ones?
Plus: On reinventing NPR, WNYC and MoMA team up on a show, and are left-leaning podcasts contributing to misinformation?
By Nicholas Quah
The Toronto Star, “surprised by low numbers,” is shutting down Star Touch, its expensive tablet app
It will be replaced by a more traditional app that also works on phones.
By Laura Hazard Owen
In PRI’s Studio 360, Slate gets its first podcast that’s also a big public radio broadcast
Plus: New research on smart speakers; podcast ad revenue is pegged at $220 million for 2017; dispatches from Cannes.
By Nicholas Quah
“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
Mobile Majority: How phones are changing news
NBC News invents the script for a twice-daily Snapchat news show
“We’re certainly walking before we’re running, but we’re actually sort of jogging before we’re running.”
By Christine Schmidt
Live touring is a real business for some podcasts (and you don’t need huge downloads for it to work)
Plus: Radiotopia’s Ear Hustle is a hit, Panoply partners with Nielsen for more targeted ads, and The New York Times gets another podcast.
What We’re Reading
Axios / Sara Fischer
Flipboard saw its first ‘cash-flow positive’ month this year, according to its CEO
“The app also drives more traffic within the mobile/tablet news ecosystem than many of its counterparts, like Google News, according to Parse.ly. And Flipboard had its first cash flow positive month in February since he founded the company 7 years ago in 2010, according to its CEO Mike McCue.”
Digiday / Lucinda Southern
How ESPN redesigned its cricket site and app to focus on personalization
“ESPN has found in its main app that people who personalize their experience return more regularly and consume more content. In the U.K., people who personalize their preferences in the app visit more than three times as often as non-personalized app users, according to the company. The company was unwilling to share exact numbers.”
Wired / David Pierce
‘Push notifications are ruining my life’
“Allowing an app to send you push notifications is like allowing a store clerk to grab you by the ear and drag you into their store. You’re letting someone insert a commercial into your life anytime they want. Time to turn it off.”
Variety / Andrew Wallenstein
Inside Jeffrey Katzenberg’s plan to revolutionize entertainment on mobile screens
“Katzenberg’s plan involves nothing less than the creation of a whole new species of entertainment targeting 18- to 34-year-olds: short-form video series produced with budgets and production values you might expect from primetime TV, along with top-shelf creatives on both sides of the camera. For example, imagine a drama akin to “Empire” or “Scandal” but shrunk to 10-minute episodes made for mobile consumption. Or a five-minute talk show, or a two-minute newscast — all with high-profile talent attached.”
Journalism.co.uk / Caroline Scott
Mobile journalism helps reporters get closer to the story, new Reuters Institute research finds
For his experiment, Finnish journalist Panu Karhunen approached 400 members of the public in a shopping center over two days for vox populi interviews, and found more people would stop to be interviewed by a mobile journalist than a TV crew with a larger camera.
Journalism.co.uk / Mădălina Ciobanu
Study: More than 70 percent of the national audience of 6 UK papers is mobile-only
The Independent, which stopped publishing its print edition a little over one year ago, has the largest share of mobile-only national audience, at 85.3 per cent, followed by the Daily Mirror (79.3 per cent), The Telegraph (75.6 per cent), the Guardian (75.5 per cent), The Sun (74.6 per cent) and the Daily Mail (72.2 per cent).
Poynter / Shanna DiNobile
In a town full of news, here’s how mobile-first BillyPenn chooses its stories (and competes with everyone else)
“In the beginning I was adamant that if someone else was going to cover something, we wouldn’t. I think we adhered to that maybe for six months or so, and then an Amtrak train went off the rails and we wound up with a huge national story.”
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.”
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