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This year, for the first time, NPR will make more money from underwriting on podcasts than on its radio shows.
There is a common saying about this decline that “there is no most, only more” — meaning things can be expected to worsen.
Plus: The BBC’s problems with race continue, Freakonomics Radio expands, Spotify is hiring for a head of audiobooks, and what it’s like to make a sports podcast right now.
Also, the Times now reaches about half of American millennials.
Plus: What Spotify wants premium advertising to sound like, claims of systemic racism at PRX, BBC pushes for podcast audiences in Africa, and can Serial stay special?
Data voids on social networks are spreading misinformation and causing real world harm. Here are some ideas on how to fix the problem.
Plus: All misinformation is local; a very specific kind of Covid-19 misinformation in Facebook parent groups; and “religious clickbait.”
Lookout doesn’t want its local news sites to be a supplement or alternative to the local daily. They aim to be the news source of record in their communities, outgunning their shrunken newsprint rivals from Day 1.