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April 30, 2024:
    The Interview is new from The New York Times. It's in the former First Person feed, calling itself "a ‘Full-Course Dinner’ With the World’s Most Interesting People". The first two episodes are out now; interviews will be published as a podcast for those who want to listen, and also as a text Q&A for those who prefer to read.
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February 8, 2024:
    The New York Times has suffered from brand safety concerns, with CEO Meredith Kopit Levien saying that the company’s “digital performance, including podcasts, was impacted by marketers avoiding some hard news topics like the Middle East conflict.” That was the only mention of podcasts in the earnings call; the company reported mixed results.
February 6, 2024:
    Paula Szuchman, Director of Audio at The New York Times, has been confirmed as a speaker at Radiodays Europe this year. “Speaking about the content and usability of the New York Times audio app, Szuchman will be revealing their successes and failures as well as the strategy behind their hugely impressive podcast slate including Serial and The Daily.“ The conference is in Munich, Germany, on Mar 17-19; our Editor is also speaking at the Podcast Summit and highlighting new AI tools.
December 5, 2023:
    On the day Heavyweight was made one of The New York Times’s Best Podcasts of 2023, Spotify is to cancel Heavyweight and the Pulitzer Prize winning Stolen. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Spotify “will work with the show creators to ensure a smooth transition for wherever these series go next”. The cancellations are apparently unrelated to Spotify’s job cuts.
November 17, 2023:

The Meteor, Audible, HBO, Apple, The Washington Post, Crimetown, The New York Times, Pivot, California Love and Lemonada Media.

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The Meteor, Audible, HBO, Apple, The Washington Post, The Daily, Crimetown, The New York Times, Pivot, California Love and Lemonada Media, to name a few. Help them continue celebrating the most innovative, creative, and transformative work that shapes the online zeitgeist.

October 6, 2023:
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July 5, 2023:
    Audm, the article narration company bought by The New York Times in March 2020, has been closed. As of July 1, the website redirects to a promotion for the New York Times Audio app, and the Audm app is no longer available for download. The company last tweeted in July 2021; and last updated its Facebook page in September 2019.
June 13, 2023:
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May 18, 2023:
    The New York Times has launched a subscriber-only audio app, NYT Audio. It includes an exclusive show called The Headlines, new episodes of “This American Life” a day early, a daily playlist of news and ideas each weekday morning, and a range of narrated articles from The New York Times and other publishers. It's available for iOS only.
May 16, 2023:
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May 10, 2023:
    Expect financials from Audacy and the New York Times in the next few hours.
March 29, 2023:
    How Long Gone has joined the Talkhouse Podcast Network. Hosted by Chris Black and Jason Stewart, How Long Gone has been hailed as "the podcast everyone wants to appear on" (The Guardian) and "a clubhouse for the chattering classes" (The New York Times). The show has also announced more dates for its tour in the US and UK.
March 15, 2023:
    Devon Taylor has been made Senior Editor of The Daily from The New York Times. She joins from Spotify's Gimlet: "I'm very excited to join this extremely talented team and dive headfirst into the world of daily news," she tweets.
March 13, 2023:
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February 9, 2023:
    From The New York Times, Modern Love has returned for a new season, exploring the complicated love lives of real people through conversation and storytelling.
January 26, 2023:
December 16, 2022:

The Meteor, Spotify, HBO, Apple, VOX, The Daily, Crimetown, The New York Times, Pivot, California Love and Dustlight, to name a few. Help them continue celebrating the most innovative, creative, and transformative work that shapes the online zeitgeist.

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October 12, 2022:
    Best Friend Energy is new from Sony Music Entertainment, The Home Edit, and Hello Sunshine. It's a weekly show, hosted by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, The Home Edit co-founders and the New York Times bestselling authors.
October 10, 2022:
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September 30, 2022:
    The feed to Kara Swisher's former podcast Sway has been repurposed by the New York Times to now be used by tech show Hard Fork. Swisher is annoyed, Walt Mossberg is upset, as are others.
September 26, 2022:
    ICYMI this week looks at Serial: whether it really did free Adnan Syed (spoiler: no), and whether Serial and the New York Times are ignoring journalistic responsibility on its reporting.
September 19, 2022:
August 3, 2022:
    Is the BBC under-performing in podcasting? The BBC claims a new record number of weekly users for its audio app, BBC Sounds; but in the release, we learn there were 177m "plays to on-demand radio and podcast content" in Q2 on the app, and a further 264m "global podcast downloads" on third-party platforms. Assuming 50% of plays went to on-demand radio (which is probably a understatement), that suggests 117m podcast downloads a month overall, making the world's largest broadcaster smaller than the New York Times. (And even if plays aren't downloads, we know how many automated downloads aren't listened-to, and that doesn't change much).
July 6, 2022:
June 10, 2022:
    First Person is new from The New York Times. Hosted by Lulu Garcia-Navarro, it talks with people living through the headlines to help us make sense of our complicated world. Lulu was previously at NPR's Weekend Edition.
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April 26, 2022:
    Michael LaPointe has joined Vespucci as Editor-In-Chief of Paperless. Michael's writing has been featured in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Paris Review and the Times Literary Supplement amongst others. Michael has been nominated for multiple National Magazine Awards, the Journey Prize, and the Digital Publishing Awards. His first novel, "The Creep" was published by Penguin Random House last year.
April 22, 2022:
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January 11, 2022:
    Anna Martin will become the new host of Modern Love from The New York Times. She joined The Times last year, and was with Pop-Up Magazine, This American Life and The Moth.
January 7, 2022:
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December 30, 2021:
December 15, 2021:

Crooked Media, Spotify, HBO, Apple The Washington Post, The Daily, Crimetown, The New York Times, Pivot, California Love and Lemonada Media, to name a few. Help them continue celebrating the most innovative, creative, and transformative work that shapes the online zeitgeist.

December 9, 2021:
November 19, 2021:
    Irene Noguchi is to join The New York Times Opinion Audio as Executive Producer. She's currently Head of Audio at Politico, and formerly worked at Vox.
November 17, 2021:

Crooked Media, Spotify, HBO, Apple The Washington Post, The Daily, Crimetown, The New York Times, Pivot, California Love and Lemonada Media, to name a few. Help them continue celebrating the most innovative, creative, and transformative work that shapes the online zeitgeist.

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Crooked Media, Spotify, HBO, Apple The Washington Post, The Daily, Crimetown, The New York Times, Pivot, California Love and Lemonada Media, to name a few. Help them continue celebrating the most innovative, creative, and transformative work that shapes the online zeitgeist.

October 15, 2021:
October 11, 2021:
    Shehroze Chaudhry has admitted in court that his stories, which made up a large part of the New York Times's podcast Caliphate, were entirely made up. He's never even been to Syria. He's been fined US $8,000, and - horror - sentenced to a year of living with his parents in Ontario, Canada.
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September 21, 2021:
    River Cafe Table 4 is new from iHeartRadio - from the famous River Cafe in London, a podcast about how food impacts every aspect of our lives, with guests and recipes. It launches today; and gets a focus by The New York Times.
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May 31, 2021:
    Day X is a story about a German military officer who faked his identity: planning for the day democracy collapses. From the New York Times, it's a five-part documentary that launched last week. We bet it's been heavily fact-checked.
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March 25, 2021:
    Chrome browser extension Listen Notes for Chrome says it suggests podcasts to listen to from the website you're looking at. It works from Vox or the New York Times or even Google; not on our website, though.
March 24, 2021:
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February 25, 2021:
    Jane Coaston hosts the new series of The Argument from the New York Times's Opinion Audio team. The first episode discusses the 1806 device to prevent a measure from being taken to a vote: the Filibuster. Containing a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition, don't expect a five minute argument, more the full forty minutes.
February 8, 2021:
    Andy Mills has resigned from the New York Times, almost two months after significant issues were discovered with Caliphate, a podcast for which Mills was a producer and co-host. While host Rukmini Callimachi was publicly censured and removed to a different reporting area, Mills - who accepted the Peabody Award on the paper's behalf for the podcast - had not, seemingly, been disciplined, and questions made of past behaviour. Mills has posted a full statement. Michael Barbaro has not yet addressed the fact that his coverage on the matter did not disclose that Caliphate's Executive Producer Lisa Tobin is his fiancée, which is in contravention of the NYT's Editorial Standards. He has, though, written to NPR stations, and publicly apologised for attempting to silence critics.
February 5, 2021:
January 29, 2021:
    The New York Times's Audio department is to be "more fully integrated" into the newsroom, according to a memo tweeted by Cliff Levy, who'll be assisting with the process. While Caliphate isn't mentioned by name, the memo also describes 'new procedures to vet ambitious audio series'.
January 22, 2021:
    The New York Times, including The Daily, appear to have quietly switched to host with Simplecast. They were hosting with ART19.
January 20, 2021:
    The Ezra Klein Show has been announced by the New York Times - it'll start on January 26. Klein is the co-founder of Vox, and left the company in November.
January 14, 2021:
    Houston's NPR radio station, KUHF, has dropped their broadcast of a radio version of The Daily. "Reports that The Daily host, Michael Barbaro, did not appropriately disclose material facts about his connection to the controversial Caliphate series during a recent broadcast are not consistent with Houston Public Media's commitment to transparency and journalistic standards." We noted last month that his coverage was also against the New York Times's own Editorial Standards.
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December 10, 2020:
    The New York Times has warned that digital advertising is likely to be down -5% in Q4 2020, and overall ad revenue down by -20%. The newspaper company has a large podcasting division.
December 8, 2020:
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August 18, 2020:
    If that 240m downloads number includes all podcast listening for the BBC (it's a little unclear if BBC Sounds's podcast plays are included), that would mean an equivalent of 80m downloads per month, and would place it behind iHeartRadio, NPR and the New York Times in the Podtrac rankings. The BBC blocks Google Podcasts.
August 17, 2020:
    Why did Serial bounce so high in Podtrac's Top 20 Podcasts for July? It wasn't anything to do with the news about the New York Times buying Serial Productions, it turns out - instead, it was that Serial's feed had a promo in it for Nice White Parents, and the amount of people still subscribed to the Serial feed kicked off all those downloads.
August 6, 2020:
    The New York Times will sell advertising on This American Life's podcast in 2021, according to their earnings call. Meredith Kopit Levien, who becomes CEO in September, said that the company sees The Daily as "a distribution channel for us to launch other great work into the world", and has an average of 3.5m daily listeners.
August 4, 2020:
    Here's what else you need to know today - The New York Times has announced its Opinion Audio team: Kathy Tu (WNYC), Isaac Jones (WNYC), Olivia Natt (Magnificent Noise, Gimlet), Heba Elorbany (Buzzfeed, iHeartRadio), Vishakha Darbha (The Atlantic), Alison Bruzek (KUOW), Adam Teicholz (WNYC) and Christina Ayele Djossa (WNYC).
July 23, 2020:
July 6, 2020:
    Podtrac has released its top US podcast publishers ranker for June 2020. NPR regains the #1 slot, followed by iHeartRadio and the New York Times. The ranker includes participating publishers only.
June 19, 2020:
May 27, 2020:
    The future of podcasting is a virtual event tomorrow. Speakers include Jason Phipps, the Commissioning Editor of Podcasts for BBC Sounds, Kara Swisher, tech journalist and podcaster from the New York Times, and our Editor, James Cridland.
May 21, 2020:
    The duo responsible for Call Her Daddy are, according to Dave Portnoy, the founder of Barstool Sports, "unprofessional, disloyal and greedy" according to a new podcast in their feed, reports The New York Times.
May 18, 2020:
    The BBC had 230m podcast downloads in Q1 2020, it says, excluding its own UK-only BBC Sounds app, which claimed a further 123m plays of on-demand radio and podcasts. That roughly translates to 117m downloads per month, making the British broadcaster bigger than the New York Times, but smaller than NPR or iHeartRadio. The number of podcast downloads in Q1 2020 was flat based on last quarter. The BBC is still blocking Google Podcasts.
May 7, 2020:
    Podcast ad revenue for the New York Times rose by 30% in Q1 2020, COO Meredith Kopit Levien said during an earnings call. CEO Mark Thompson also noted that the number of subscribers is now at an all-time high of over six million. However, total advertising declined 15% for the company, and they're expecting it to get worse before it gets better.
April 30, 2020:
April 17, 2020:
    The third new podcast from the New York Times this month, Rabbit Hole features tech columnist Kevin Roose, who discovers what happens when our lives move online. It came out yesterday; the NYT also released Sugar Calling on April 3, and Together Apart on April 8.
April 10, 2020:
April 9, 2020:
    Cover story: Together Apart is a new podcast from The New York Times with Priya Parker. Just two weeks in the making after a previous show was affected by the virus, it's produced by Magnificent Noise, and focuses on events that have now been made virtual: and how we meaningfully gather even while we have to be apart. The first episode focuses on Passover.
March 25, 2020:
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February 28, 2020:
    In an earning summary, The New York Times says The Daily has achieved 1 billion downloads. Podcast revenues look to have increased by 26% to $71m, though this accounts line also includes revenue from the NYT's branded content studio and from Wirecutter - it's 13% of the company's ad revenue.
February 24, 2020:
January 23, 2020:
    Serial is for sale, says The Wall Street Journal: Serial Productions is, apparently, being courted by the New York Times.
December 31, 2019:
December 6, 2019:
    The Podtrac (US) podcast publishers list has been released for November. All publishers saw a decrease in unique audience, due to Thanksgiving. NPR, iHeart Radio and the New York Times are the top 3: the figures are opt-in and incomplete.
December 5, 2019:
November 14, 2019:
November 1, 2019:
    Here's what else you need to know today: Dave Shaw (Politico, Scripps, Marketplace) is rejoining The New York Times as a senior audio editor, and the first Washington-based member of the “Daily” team.
September 18, 2019:
    The Daily from the New York Times, which launched Feb 1 2017, has hit a billion total downloads, the company has announced. The Daily now achieves more than two million downloads per episode.
August 23, 2019:
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July 18, 2019:
    The New York Times reckons we've already got enough podcasts: beyond the clickbaity headline, it's an interested read with folks like Jordan Harbinger, Tom Webster, and others.
June 10, 2019:
    The Daily from the New York Times has a special week on Europe this week, mentioning, as Digiday says, the "UK’s blunder through Brexit negotiations". Yeah, cheers for that. (ART19)
May 24, 2019:
    Samantha Henig, currently editorial director of audio at the New York Times, is leaving at the end of the month. She doesn't appear to have anything lined up, noting that she's "free for coffee/lunch/daytime drinking".
May 16, 2019:
    Jesse Baker and Eric Nuzum have launched Magnificent Noise, "a boutique production house and consulting company, built on an intimate scale". They say they are already at work on projects with longtime collaborators TED and Esther Perel, and developing projects with The New York Times.
May 1, 2019:
    The Daily from the New York Times is now doing two million downloads a day, according to publisher A G Sulzburger. It has a staff of 17, and has just hired an international producer.
April 24, 2019:
    Radio and podcasting winners from The Peabody Awards have been announced (and they're all podcasts): they are Believed from NPR; Buried Truths from WABE; Caliphate from the New York Times; and two episodes of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.
April 23, 2019:
    Luminary, the self-styled "Netflix of podcasting", launches officially today. As The Verge points out, Luminary doesn't have The Daily from the New York Times in it - an in-app message grumpily recommends alternative podcasts. Podcasts from Spotify, Gimlet Media and Anchor are also unavailable. Perhaps surprisingly, it does contain BBC content. The Verge's Dieter Bohn calls this "the upcoming podcast wars".
April 9, 2019:
    The Daily from the New York Times is now being carried by more than 140 radio stations worldwide. "Worldwide", in this case, means one station in the US territory of Guam, with a population of 164,000.
March 6, 2019:
    The New York Times has made five new hires for their audio division. The new hires include Lisa Chow from Gimlet's StartUp, and Eric Krupke, who hosts, produces and edits FT News Briefing.
March 5, 2019:
    Luminary is boasting $100m in funding, and is set to launch in June. The New York Times reports that it'll offer a subscription model of ad-free podcasts for US $8/month (as well as all currently available podcasts).
February 21, 2019:
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January 14, 2019:
    "Here's what else you need to know today". The New York Times has launched a 3-min weekday flash news briefing hosted by Michael Barbaro for Amazon Alexa devices, as well as a weekly interactive news quiz from the producers of The Daily, and other services. None of these services work on Google speakers - the briefing, which is a nice change from a radio bulletin, is sadly unavailable in Google's news briefing service. It's sponsored by Audi.
January 7, 2019:
    Job (posted 25 days ago, but still up) - Managing Editor, The Daily. From the New York Times, you're... Michael Barbaro's boss. It's Monday. January 7th.
January 2, 2019:
December 27, 2018:
December 24, 2018:
    Mark Thompson, CEO of the New York Times, talks to Digiday about (among other things) the newspaper's plan for podcasts. "We’ll look to scale the number of podcasts and the way we think about podcasting." (He'd know - he was the boss of the BBC for seven years.)
December 10, 2018:
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November 14, 2018:
    From the New York Times, he's Michael Barbaro - the latest guest on On Mic from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. It's Wednesday... November 14th.
November 2, 2018:
October 9, 2018:
    The Argument is a new podcast from the New York Times, starting on Thursday. "Our goal is to discuss and debate the country’s biggest issues each week, in ways that sharpen our own thinking and clarify yours." (ART19)
September 17, 2018:
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August 28, 2018:
    IBC, the large broadcasting show held annually in Amsterdam, will have a session devoted to The Power of the Podcast, with guests including Lisa Tobin from the New York Times, and Eduardo Martinez from Stream Guys.
August 10, 2018:
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Welcome to our new readers this week, including fine folk from Auscast Network, the New York Times, Midroll, Loftus Media, the Wall Street Journal, Cliff Central, the Financial Times, the BBC, Monash University, Radio France and Future.

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Welcome to our new subscribers, who this week include The New York Times, MPR, Wondery, Art19, Boston University, Castbox, WNYC, Radio NZ, The Wireless Group, Aiir, ESPN, Swedish Radio, Wise Buddah, NTR and Mediacom.

May 3, 2018:
April 20, 2018:
    The New York Times launched a new audio series this week (we reported it Mar 13), called Caliphate. The podcast 'follows Rukmini Callimachi to the front lines of the war against the Islamic State, and it seeks to understand the power and pull of its militants'. It's the newspaper's first podcast behind a temporary paywall; subscribers to the paper get podcasts a week before everyone else.
April 17, 2018:
    The New York Times write about Parcast, who they call a "little known podcast network". "The company’s revenue in the first quarter of 2018 was 95 percent of what it had earned through the entirety of 2017".
March 13, 2018:
February 14, 2018:
    The New York Times and American Public Media have announced they they will bring "a radio edition" of The Daily to APM's nearly 20m listeners on the radio. The podcast currently reaches 4.5m unique listeners online. Recode also cover the story.
February 2, 2018:
December 26, 2017:
    The top 20 podcasts has the New York Times's Daily at #2, just short of This American Life. (Both these lists are US-only).
December 11, 2017:
December 8, 2017:
    The New York Times's The Daily wins the 2018 Dupont Award. Data: "last month [it] reached 4.5 million unique listeners". The 2018 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, to give them their full name, are made to "uphold the highest standards in journalism".
November 27, 2017:
November 13, 2017:
    The New York Times covers travel podcasts, highlighting podcasts made for, and by, hotels. World Nomads, a travel insurance company, are quoted as having spent less than $4,000 on their podcasting studio.
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