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The New York Times is running its story Friday, while This American Life’s complementary report will air this weekend and be available for download as a podcast Sunday.
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An unsolved murder, lives of the presidents, the Iowa Caucuses, and more — all delivered in podcast format by reporters who are learning for the first time how to write to be heard, not to be read.
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The second season of Serial launched Thursday. Episode previews and supplemental materials will be made available through Facebook, as part of a broad new distribution strategy that also includes Pandora, Vine, and a TV show.
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“On the one side, you have podcasts-as-the-future-of-radio, and on the other side, you have podcasts-as-an-extension-of-blogging.”
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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?
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“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.”
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“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.”
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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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