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The Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab’s podcast player for the mobile web lets you listen to a show without using a podcast app, and get phone notifications that point you to links and graphics at relevant points in the story as the audio plays.
It’s become unusually ingrained into the local news ecosystem for a statewide nonprofit news outlet. “Every time we get two nickels rubbed together, I hire another reporter.”
Up First, available starting Wednesday, will be a 10-minute weekday morning news podcast built off the top news from NPR’s most-listened-to radio show.
The seven-year-old VTDigger, with a stable readership of Vermonters, eyes the booming audio space as an opportunity to expand underwriter support.
Kelly McEvers: “A lot of the great storytelling podcasts happen in the studio. I hope ours opens the door to people thinking more about what you can do in the field, when things don’t go as planned and are unexpected.”
The process took about a year and required the scanning and tagging of more than 50,000 articles dating back to 1933.
AIR has come up with suggested rates of compensation for those who do freelance work for podcasts, where a new injection of for-profit companies is complicating the math of public media.
The new show, which explores unseen phenomena in science, debuts on stations January 9. But NPR is hoping the popularity of public radio podcasts — including Serial — will bring new listeners to the show.
What does a hyper-successful public radio franchise incubating its first spinoff tell us about the state of podcasting?