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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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New Pew data: More Americans are getting news on Facebook and Twitter
A new study from the Pew Research Center and Knight Foundation finds that more Americans of all ages, races, genders, education levels, and incomes are using Twitter and Facebook to consume news.
662Newsonomics: The halving of America’s daily newsrooms
If you’re lucky enough to have the right deep-pocketed owner buy your paper and steady it, you’ve won the lottery. If you’re in a town whose paper is owned by the better chains, or committed local ownership, your loss will probably be mitigated. Otherwise, you’re out of luck.
543Putting the public into public media membership
Getting beyond tote bags and pledge drives is critical to the sustainability of public media. Is there an alternative vision of membership that relies on relationships more than money?
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