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“Trust me, this is really, really great even though you don’t know who’s talking and there’s nothing to look at and I’m asking you to focus for 40 seconds!”
The podcast/audio world has been waiting for Audible to make its big move into the space. It’s here, including original content from major publishers like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post.
Following the launch of the Modern Love podcast earlier this year, the Times plans to launch several new shows this year, backed by advertising and designed to draw broad audiences.
“We’re trying to touch people just through sound, in a really profound way.”
The UX innovation we need. Plus: public radio executive pay, a boom in custom branded podcasts, and the aging of NPR’s audience.
The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
Everybody’s trying to figure out how to make audio more shareable. Will audio spread more widely if it’s producers doing the curation or listeners?
The Texas Tribune and Houston Chronicle are home to reporters for Reveal, helping to produce new stories for the radio show as it gets ready to go weekly in 2016.