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(Kevin Anderson, managing producer, digital media, @ideastream. Expert in digital transformation with experience as an innovator and leader at the BBC, The Guardian and Gannett.)
RISJ report on podcasts supports my view (backed by data) that the national and international players own this space. Power law curve in effect. Philanthropy tries to fill local news positions in the US. Crackdowns on journalists in Russia and Hungary.
Reuters Institute Digital News Report
– Dec 3, 2019
More than 15 years after the term was first coined, podcasting has become one of the hottest topics in media. Our Reuters Institute Digital News Report shows that podcasting is now a worldwide phenomenon, with 36% of those surveyed accessing a…
Mr AndersonA great report on the rise of podcasts. But, data I'm seeing is that the early phase of podcasting is over and that, at least in the US, national brands and podcasts are starting to dominate listening.
More than 15 years after the term was first coined, podcasting has become one of the hottest topics in media. Our Reuters Institute Digital News Report shows that podcasting is now a worldwide phenomenon: Across 38 countries surveyed, 36 percent…
Mr AndersonReading this write up, it supports the hypothesis that large national brands are cashing in but may leave less space for smaller, local offerings that haven’t already built an audience.
The Public Media Merger Project
– Dec 3, 2019, 9:59 AM
We are entering a new era of journalism in which responsive, civically-minded local newsrooms engage with their communities to provide news and information that matters. The business practices that support this new role will not be what we've seen…
Mr AndersonThis is fascinating as someone who works in local public media in the US. It is one of the reasons that I joined public media, it is growing and filling some of the void left by the decline in local newspapers.
The Washington Post published the first episode of its new Spanish-language podcast today, its latest effort to expand its international audience and cross over into another language. Today's news? Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum against…
Mr AndersonInteresting considering the report on podcasts but also it will be interesting to see how this product is pitched. The New York Times and others have reduced their Spanish language content.
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 237, dated December 3, 2019. Peaky platforms. Two associated things, in case they're the kind of bananas that interests you: (1) Apple has published a “Best Listens of…
Vladimir Putin has signed a law that will allow Russia to declare journalists and bloggers as “foreign agents” in a move critics say will allow the Kremlin to target government critics. The vaguely worded law would apply to Russians…
Those extras are part of a longer list of revenue diversification plays Stat has made. Earlier this year the publisher created a full-length documentary that it is entering into film festivals. It also launched its first ticketed event, the Stat…
Democracy isn't doing so well. And journalism — the institution best suited to improve the state of things — isn't doing much to help. Journalists know this, too. At SRCCON:LEAD, a conference on leadership in journalism and technology…
Mr AndersonProvocative. I am not sure how some of these decisions could be democratised but it is worth reading. I can see how ownership structures are throttling media, but I would need persuading that management structures are.
International Press Institute
– Dec 3, 2019, 6:31 AM
This report reflects the initial findings of the joint mission to Hungary carried out by the International Press Institute (IPI), Article 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPFM), the…
Mr AndersonSo so sad. I was at a conference in Hungary in 2010, and the editor of the state news service predicted this all.