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Plus: Radiotopia finds expanding a donor base a different challenge than starting one, NPR refocuses for innovation, and The New York Times reaches its youngest audience ever with podcasts.
“One of the things you’ve seen across the marketplace for the last five years is a lot of companies are chasing the same kind of traffic from the same social distribution mechanisms…It’s not a recipe for producing a distinctive media brand.”
News is one of the device’s core features, and there are two main ways — so far — that outlets have utilized Alexa: The Flash Briefing and skills.
Plus: Political podcasts get a big convention bump, WBUR tries an “audio newsletter” around fitness, and a new take on mobile podcast creation.
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.
Plus: Best of Car Talk will sign off next year, the early days of podcasts in France, and the value of dedicated spaces for local podcast recording.
Details are still scarce, but job listings reveal that it intends to take on everything from video series, feature films, podcasts, photo essays, and “storytelling in other formats and technologies like virtual reality and livestreaming.”
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“We can’t be like, well, our first issue was really diverse, and that’s enough. It has to be ongoing.”
Plus: More on the lack of podcasts for kids, WBUR builds on partnerships, and a pregnancy podcast releases all episodes Netflix-style.
Plus: Scripps wants to expand Earwolf beyond comedy; NPR’s on-demand audience grows, while live-streaming stalls; Modern Love becomes a podcast; and more.