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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: Political podcasts get a big convention bump, WBUR tries an “audio newsletter” around fitness, and a new take on mobile podcast creation.
“There’s a key aspect to all of this policy discussion that’s about our everyday lives, and it’s important to make that connection in a very visceral way.”
The database run by the Internet Archive is collecting ads in 20 markets across eight states.
“Mobile is everything,” says Chad Millman, ESPN’s vice president and editorial director for domestic digital content.
“I worry about big money pouring into podcasting…I really, really hope that all the money pouring into podcasting won’t bury tiny, weird independent podcasts.”
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Less than six months after saying ESPN had a long-term commitment to the site. ESPN is facing cutbacks driven by the enormous amount it’s paid for sports broadcast rights in recent years.
Only a small subset of news organizations currently use HTTPS to secure their connections to readers, but a variety of incentives — from Google’s search rules to browser makers’ policies — are pushing them in that direction.
Ukrainian soldiers stand at their position near the division line with separatists in Marinka, near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, June 5, 2015. As fears persist that eastern Ukraine is about to fall back into full-scale war, a leader of the international monitoring group is urgently calling for resumed negotiations. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Foreign correspondents are few and far between these days, but the conservative site produced by the Heritage Foundation just hired one based in Ukraine.