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The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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Alex Blumberg, CEO and co-founder of Gimlet Media: “People who like public radio like podcasts, but people outside of public radio also like podcasts. So let’s find those people.”
March 31, 2009
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