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“Ours is a system that neither Adam Smith nor Karl Marx — not even Travis Kalanick — can figure out for us.”
Plus: Gimlet announces a new slate of shows, NPR focuses on internal talent development, and Audible puts one of its shows outside the paywall.
“We’re very strategic about where we play, because we don’t have to live quarter-to-quarter.”
“That’s what we want to achieve with the embedded teams: Figure out what really works, and then if we nail it, we scale it.”
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’re selecting stories very carefully based on what we think readers there want to read. We’re not just copying and pasting.”
What happened when Pacific Standard, The Ringer, The Awl, The Bold Italic, and Femsplain moved their sites over to Medium.
“Sometimes when I catch myself rolling my eyes at a new platform, I say to myself, don’t be a snob. That’s how you got your big break.”