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Fat Leonard podcast makers sued for their interview tapes

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  • A San Diego district judge has ordered the makers of the Fat Leonard podcast, which uncovers bribery in the US Navy, to turn over their unaired recordings. Lawyers acting for a navy officer charged with bribery think the tapes may help get their client off. Journalists aren’t normally asked to hand over reporting notes, and it’s seen as against the First Amendment; “we believe it sets a dangerous precedent for courts to demand journalists to hand over reporting notes”, said one of the podcast’s producers, Tom Wright. Instead of just handing over the tapes, they’ve making them - all twenty hours of material - available to the public.

  • A Morgan Stanley client note contains research on Spotify, suggesting (once again) that Spotify is the most popular podcast platform in the US based on total users. User satisfaction with Spotify has also increased.

  • Triton Digital has signed with Fresh Media Bulgaria, a radio broadcaster.

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