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Everybody’s trying to figure out how to make audio more shareable. Will audio spread more widely if it’s producers doing the curation or listeners?
“The variety of companies that were brought on-stage collectively offered a broad range of content types — thus broadening the narrative of what podcasts are and what podcasts can be.”
“I keep hearing stories about her being a great mentor to many a young fledgling producer. To me, that willingness to actively think about the next generation of producers is shorthand for proper leadership.”
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.”
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.
Public radio voice or public radio voices? Figuring out how different identities fit together on the airwaves is a challenge for many journalists.
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.
What does a hyper-successful public radio franchise incubating its first spinoff tell us about the state of podcasting?
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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