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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.
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One avenue: Only Human partnered with a hearing-test iPhone app and encourages listeners to share their data with the show.
The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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.”
“Our job is to really talk to each other and push back on our story ideas and the lenses we’re applying to these stories, and then try to invite the audience into the conversation as much as possible.”
The Texas Tribune and Houston Chronicle are home to reporters for Reveal, helping to produce new stories for the radio show as it gets ready to go weekly in 2016.
“There’s a transaction cost associated with podcasts for every listener. It’s a commitment, a choice. You don’t do it for something you just don’t care that much about.”
BuzzFeed has figured out how to make content go viral. Can it figure out how to build community and reach younger audiences with podcasting?
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“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
572News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology
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.
502Podcasting in 2015 feels a lot like blogging circa 2004: exciting, evolving, and trouble for incumbents
The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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