A look behind the scenes at The NYT's Daily
February 2, 2018 · Updated June 19, 2018 · 2 minutes to read
One year old, the New York Times does a behind-the-scenes look at The Daily. The studio "is the size of a large storage closet — because it used to be one."
Variety reports that talent agencies are "turning to popular podcasts for new IP, developing film and TV projects, and more." Lots of quotes from talent agencies about the ascendancy of podcasting. To underscore this, today we learn that The Dope Queens have a TV deal with HBO.
The London Daily Telegraph's radio critic writes a piece entitled The BBC thinks podcasts are the future – but do listeners agree?. It compares live radio's share-of-listening of 75% with podcasting's 2%. (The same study also says podcasting reaches 6.1m adults every week: 11% of the population).
For noting: Amazon wants all podcasts for the Amazon Echo to be -14 LUFS. The BBC is making all its podcast audio at -18 LUFS. There are many and consistent complaints about audio level in the reviews for the BBC News Amazon skill.
PodcastOne gives a bonus of $1,000 to all staff: they cite a record 2017, and the US corporation tax rate cut.
UK broadcaster Polly James is celebrating ten years in radio by producing a set of podcasts focussing on the radio industry. The podcast is supported by industry title Radio Today, and will be hosted by Omny Studio.
A reminder from Apple, emailed to all podcasters earlier in the week: it's called Apple Podcasts, not iTunes.
A useful list of podcast events to get in your diary.
HotPod 149 is out. Total reading time is 20 minutes 31 seconds. Part of Nick's coverage centres on turmoil in US public radio after a series of scandals.
Radiolab's Jad Abumrad speaks to the Appleton Post Crescent ahead of an appearance on Tuesday. Other US press coverage includes the increasingly clichéd "hobbyists making a podcast" story, this time in a Cincinatti website.
- Your feedback welcome: are "hobbyists making a podcast in their spare time" stories useful? Are listicle articles about "7 podcasts to listen-to that will help drown out your neighbors" (genuinely) useful too? email@example.com will find us.
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