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Plus: A new season of shows from Gimlet, award-winning audio fiction, and NPR’s Embedded returns.
Plus: Gimlet announces a new slate of shows, NPR focuses on internal talent development, and Audible puts one of its shows outside the paywall.
Plus: Radiotopia turns to its listeners for support again, a podcast network partners with a book publishing house, and WNYC starts rolling out internships paid at something closer to a reasonable wage.
Plus: The Washington Post start an audio game show, Vox Media is staffing up for podcast growth, and why celebrities are so compelling to advertisers as show hosts (even if their shows are only so-so).
“I don’t consider it advertising. It’s a podcast show that just happens to be produced by a brand instead of a network.”
The UX innovation we need. Plus: public radio executive pay, a boom in custom branded podcasts, and the aging of NPR’s audience.
“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.”
Alex Blumberg, CEO and co-founder of Gimlet Media: “People who like public radio like podcasts, but people outside of public radio also like podcasts. So let’s find those people.”
Our startup correspondent, building Worldcrunch in Paris, says the balance and tension between different journalistic ideals is what creates value.
December 14, 2010