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As it turns out, it’s not just news.
On June 10, the most popular stories across Facebook were all NASCAR banning Confederate flags and Blue Lives Matter (with a sprinkling of dead kids). Over in Facebook News, though, things were different.
Plus: How the Equality in Audio Pact came together, and Apple rolls out an exclusive show.
Plus: More thoughts on Joe Rogan and Spotify, the BBC releases its annual plan, and Spotify is reportedly going after podcasts again.
The terms for the Spotify licensing deal were not disclosed, but I imagine a crap-ton of money was involved in this arrangement.
Plus: The private paid podcast tech stack gets more crowded, and podcast listening apps run up against Google’s COVID-19 rules.
News products that the Journal built to highlight its election coverage to occasional readers are being repurposed for coronavirus coverage.
“What we saw was a tendency to accept almost all images at first glance, regardless of subject area.”
Plus: A podcast network for tweens, NPR updates its fee model, Luminary’s collapse, and a few more thoughts on 2019.