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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.
“The audience numbers for the past few months, which had been growing gangbusters before, have plateaued and even kind of fallen for pretty much almost all of our shows.”
“So many news organizations have these kinds of datasets, but don’t have the resources to build out a marketing channel or sales support system to do anything with them. We want to offer that support.”
“I think that [Trump] challenged our language. He will have changed journalism, he really will have…We didn’t know how to write the paragraph that said, ‘This is just false.’ We struggle with that. I think that Trump has ended that struggle.”
What’s unusual is not the concept of piloting ideas, but the fact that the BBC was willing to show the public projects in a half-baked state, glitches included.
A bad day for Texture: Amazon continues to rebuild the content bundle, this time by relying on established publishers and brands.
“We want to use print as a public statement…to create something that people are proud to be seen with in public.”