Tag: podcasting

by Sonia Paul

FEATURED TRAINING THREAD at Yale June 7-10, 2015 New Haven, Connecticut THREAD at Yale will gather storytellers from print, radio, and other media to learn from masters in the field and from each other.  “It’s time that storytellers had a gathering that respected the new reality, by disrespecting the old boundaries,” explains the director of THREAD at […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron on journalism’s transition from print to digital (via Washington Post) 2. BuzzFeed blows up its own editorial guide, deletes post about advertiser (Elliot Hannon / Slate) 3. YouTube to video makers: Join our subscription service or go somewhere else (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Five grant-making lessons from […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What reporters need to know about covering net neutrality (Michael Fitzgerald / Nieman Reports) 2. U.S. smartphone use in 2015, Chapter 2: Usage and attitudes toward smartphones (Aaron Smith / Pew Research) 3. An ad blocker for tragedies: How news sites handle content around sensitive stories (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Facebook claims […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Podcasting is quickly becoming a breeding ground for inventive content creators and radio producers striking out on their own. The medium has ebbed and flowed in popularity and presumed viability since its creation, but is having a heyday as key figures from radio are crossing over, striking out on their own, and even making money. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Switching to Gmail may leave reporters’ sources at risk (NPR) 2. Partner of Snowden interviewer detained and questioned at Heathrow under Terrorism Act for over 9 hours (Guardian) 3. 21st Century Fox takes stake in ‘gonzo’ Vice Media (Financial Times) 4. Remember podcasting? It’s back – and booming (USA Today) 5. With University Pages, […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Just over two years ago, comedian Marc Maron was out of a job, couldn’t get standup gigs and was going through a debilitating divorce that had put him in debt. With “nothing to lose,” as he put it, he launched the WTF podcast, by sneaking into the New York offices of Air America radio, from […] more »

by Jennifer Woodard Maderazo

A year ago, Mark wrote about the factors that were limiting the growth of podcast adoption. Some of the problems include the difficulty in finding quality content, a lack of understanding of the medium, and a general impatience in getting podcasts to work. I can relate. Try as I might, I haven’t been able to […] more »

by Mark Glaser

It’s that time of year again. No, not just the new fall TV season. It’s also blog nomination season, when big international groups (and smaller national groups) ask people to submit nominees for the best blogs. In November, I’ll again be a judge for the Best of the Blogs (The BOBs) awards, run by the […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Christopher Lydon Long before the term citizen journalism became trendy, ordinary citizens shared the stage for decades with professional journalists in talk radio. They collaborated, they cajoled, they ranted and they often added wit and wisdom to live radio call-in shows. But with the advent of the Internet, public radio shows are finding that websites […] more »

by Mark Glaser

All the media heat these days is around online video and the YouTube phenomenon. Presidential candidates are sparring through YouTube. Google pays a bundle to buy YouTube, and then Viacom sues for $1 billion. It all makes the online audio phenomenon of podcasting feel like yesterday’s news. Audio fans, however, need not despair. Video may […] more »