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The Reuters Institute’s annual report on digital news contains some surprises.
Plus: Gimlet makes a curious acquisition, a new run at fixing podcast discovery, and an under-the-hood technical shift.
“Generally, we try to get to ‘yes’ faster than we try to get to ‘no.‘”
“It’s this great, simple experience, and the technology is getting so much better for it: AI’s getting better. big data’s more accessible.” Also: a Marty Baron bot.
On the bright side, “nothing stimulates technological development like war.”
Plus: What new and returning shows to expect in the new year, Panoply launches an “imprint,” and a liberal podcast network tries to counterbalance conservative talk radio.
Plus: Panoply expands to London, Midroll makes a bigger bet on live events, and Bloomberg finds audio success.
Plus new leadership at NPR One, CNN and Fox News expand podcast programming, and a new Bay Area tech company to keep and eye on.
Plus: The Washington Post start an audio game show, Vox Media is staffing up for podcast growth, and why celebrities are so compelling to advertisers as show hosts (even if their shows are only so-so).
News is one of the device’s core features, and there are two main ways — so far — that outlets have utilized Alexa: The Flash Briefing and skills.