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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.”
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Live storytelling events like The Moth and ideas festivals like TED could provide news organizations with viable models for moving stories from page to stage.
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Public radio voice or public radio voices? Figuring out how different identities fit together on the airwaves is a challenge for many journalists.
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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.
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What does a hyper-successful public radio franchise incubating its first spinoff tell us about the state of podcasting?
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The new PRX Remix app offers a window into an alternate universe of public media, where podcasts and independent productions enjoy pride of place and serendipity is the organizing principle. Justin Ellis
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Plus: The Guardian champions open journalism, new satellite TV hacking accusations for News Corp., and the rest of the week’s media/tech must-reads.
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Nearly 900,000 people streamed or downloaded Episode 460, “Retraction,” in the first week after it aired. Andrew Phelps
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Plus: A change in the New York Times’ pay plan, copyright problems for Pinterest, and the rest of this week’s media and tech news.
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Part of the outrage surrounding Mike Daisey’s Apple fabrications stems from our uneasiness with the blurring of media boundaries in the Internet age.
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The head of the Media Consortium argues that, by defining themselves in opposition to mainstream media, independent progressive outlets miss out on the power of ethnic and community journalism.
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