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Plus: Oprah’s podcast sees ad success after signing with Midroll, getting new listeners with a “shareathon,” and the line between podcast fiction and podcast reality.
Plus: Everybody’s suddenly making podcasts for kids, a show reveals itself as part-fiction in its grand finale, and mixing podcasts and dating apps.
Plus: Pandora leans into podcasts, NPR has a leadership crisis, and Limetown and 30 for 30 plan returns.
Plus: A subscription-first audio product doesn’t necessarily have to be big, grappling with politicians’ podcasts, and developments in podcast-to-broadcast.
Plus: Radiotopia’s Millennial comes to a close, another podcast-to-TV adaptation, and reaching the growing audience of young, middle-class Latinos.
“The New York Times, The Washington Post, and ProPublica, among others, have risen to the national occasion. But they can’t be expected to grapple with the real, transcendent issues state by state, community by community.”
Plus: Shows aimed at kids seem to be doing well, the beginnings of a launch playbook for independent podcast studios, and the dangers of podcast pledge drives.
The show, called Conundrums, is broadcast using Spaces, Facebook’s app that allows users to interact with each other in virtual reality.
“The Daily is really in the service of this mission of making people more thoughtful, less neurotic, more calm, and seeing the world through the lens of progress.”
That’s bad in ways you already know and in more ways you don’t.