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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.
Plus, The Dissolve gets a new life in audio, WBEZ’s live events, and Bill Simmons’ podcast network.
“I care about the news, and I have a lot of news left in me, and it’s wonderful to grow a new news audience,” says Madhulika Sikka, who joined Mic in September.
For ten months next year, these seven new fellows will be embedded with the teams of organizations like CORRECT!V, Frontline, and the Los Angeles Times.
NPR has always recommended books, films, TV shows, and music to its listeners. is the first time it’s making recommendations in an industry where it’s also one of the biggest content creators.
Roman Mars at TED2015 - Truth and Dare, Session 10, March 16-20, 2015, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman/TED
“That’s part of the strategy. Make the funnel as big as you can, make people really excited about supporting your content, and then you have a relationship to work with and follow up on.”
The magazine is collaborating with WNYC Studios to launch a new radio show and podcast. So what, exactly, does The New Yorker sound like?
“We see HBO going into the podcast business, but we should also look at HBO. We should be focusing on making shows that huge chunks of America will entertain themselves with.”
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Among those experimenting is The Wall Street Journal, which plans to open source its 360-degree mobile video and VR technology and hopes to turn VR into more of a mainstay of its storytelling.
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