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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.”
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Plus: More on the lack of podcasts for kids, WBUR builds on partnerships, and a pregnancy podcast releases all episodes Netflix-style.
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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.
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But it’s a real and growing factor on desktop browsers, which has gotten many news organizations thinking about how to respond to the adblocking threat. Here are some of the strategies they’re trying.
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“If we end up making more money as a publisher, that’s fantastic. I don’t think that’s going to be an afterthought or byproduct; I think there is a way to win from the business perspective.”
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“I don’t consider it advertising. It’s a podcast show that just happens to be produced by a brand instead of a network.”
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Instead of using stock photos or Creative Commons images, Pando, Hazlitt, Slate, Fusion, and The Guardian are betting on the value of using original art with their stories.
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“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.”
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Executives from The New York Times, Slate, The Atlantic, Wired, Mashable, The Seattle Times, Vox Media, and Newsweek say native advertising continues to be a success. But many are still trying to find the right approach to mobile ads.
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