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“What we’ve created is a bot-like exchange, but in the voice and tone of a person.”
Plus: WBEZ tries to turn a podcast into a franchise, Science Friday joins WNYC Studios, and Gimlet opens up the HBO playbook.
From Facebook-only verticals to Telegram bots to an in-house Snapchat imitator, Juanfutbol is trying to thread the needle between social distribution and site loyalty.
A dozen producers from BuzzFeed are working around the clock to curate the channel, with access to NBC footage.
Plus: a new model for audio native advertising (sponsor-produced episodes in an otherwise editorial show), ESPN goes cross-platform, and The New York Times enters the competitive politics podcast space.
We’ll be updating this list throughout the Olympics, so send us your favorites.
“What we’re trying to do is figure out if there a space between broadcast and a total human-powered one-on-one interaction — which obviously doesn’t scale easily — to see if we can have the best of both worlds.”
Using the Olympics as a template, the Times aims to draw in all types of readers with its coverage, sports editor Jason Stallman says.