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Articles tagged Alexa (25)

“We’re trying to create an engaging experience that feels more narratively driven, not just like someone reading some headlines for a few minutes.”
People are still much more likely to use smart speakers for music and weather than news. But that could change as news organizations design news briefings specifically for the speakers.
Plus: Alex Jones gets deplatformed, a new alternative to Patreon for producers, and some contradictory data about how people use Alexa.
Plus: S-Town gets sued, Spotlight goes audio, and a remarkable new podcast player named Wilson FM.
Plus: Crooked Media goes audio doc, Maximum Fun goes scripted fiction, and The Pub goes the way of all flesh.
Plus: The impact of bad true crime podcasts, programmatic advertising is coming for your show, and the first children’s podcast festival.
Plus: Spotify sees growth in spoken audio, one network goes cult-happy, and Marc Maron upgrades his garage.
Plus: RadioPublic stands up for the little guys, everybody’s going Hollywood, and Gannett wants to build “The Wire” (but non-fiction).
Plus: A new media format from Spotify, Vox partners on the official NBC Olympics Podcast, and where Relay FM is at.
Plus: WBEZ tries to turn a podcast into a franchise, Science Friday joins WNYC Studios, and Gimlet opens up the HBO playbook.