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“We’ve had a positive response from political parties who now accept that this is how BBC News operates and have been more imaginative in which spokespeople they put up for interview.”
Plus: Gimlet pushes back on its aspirant union, Acast gets more continental, and Joe Rogan’s galaxy brain.
Which is more important for a public broadcaster: distributing its content as widely as possible or putting its own interests above a tech company’s?
From paywalls to politics, pipes companies to public radio, the Post to The Post, podcasting to partnerships, and the press to a president.
Plus: The BBC is fully on board with podcasting now, Serial has its biggest season yet, and boy, the new Ron Burgundy podcast escalated quickly.
In the BBC’s final two experimental rounds, the R&D team focused on 1) tweaking the stories based on each reader’s information needs and 2) breaking down the news into more digestible bits.
News publishers of all sizes are partnering to “save democracy” at the local level; more than 35,000 stories have been published.
Plus: The state of Slate, Podtrac wariness, and national/local podcast collaborations.
A highlight in an article that reveals context when it’s clicked. A video with a scrollable transcript that speeds up or reverses the video, too. A movie trailer–like intro, drawing readers into the setup of the story. Which ones worked?
News organizations’ audiences are increasingly moving from public social media to closed or semi-closed platforms like WhatsApp, Discord, and Facebook Groups. But there are still opportunities for good reporting on the communities we cover.