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“We decided to move away from general interest news and broad coverage of the world. The reason we did that is we really want to focus on where our strengths and expertise are and where we can stand out.”
“Trust me, this is really, really great even though you don’t know who’s talking and there’s nothing to look at and I’m asking you to focus for 40 seconds!”
Plus: USA Today’s podcast download numbers, Google Play Music finally buys into podcasts, and whether independent podcasts don’t get enough attention.
The Shade Room, a popular celebrity news site that originated on Instagram, had its page taken down by Facebook on Monday. Facebook cited “IP violations.”
Today’s teens and twentysomethings turn to their phone for audio, not their radio. What kind of future is there for businesses built on a terrestrial radio signal?
Big American and British news companies see India as part of their growth strategies. But local media startups are finding the advantages of knowing the territory.
The site looks to redefine the opinion poll, comments sections, and metrics around social conversations, all at once.
“The key to the future of fact-checking is getting the fact-checks virtually instant and making it so the fact-check is presented on the medium that the claim is made on.”