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Serial gets a governors award

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  • BREAKING: The Podcast Academy has just announced that Serial will be awarded the Governors Award, recognising the impact a podcast or individual has had on the industry. Co-creators Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder will accept the award at The Ambies next Tuesday.

  • Spotify has updated its list of partners for Spotify Open Access, a method to make subscription content available on Spotify. It’s now supported by subscription platforms Supporting Cast, Supercast, Memberful, Hello Audio, Audiomeans, and Vriend van de Show.

  • Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Audio is getting ready to launch a new show on Spotify: and given some clues as to why there have been delays. A spokesperson for Archewell Audio has told Podnews that they’ve been having conversations with Spotify about trust and safety, minimising the spread of misinformation and supporting transparency. They’ve had a number of meetings with the company - including their senior leadership - stressing a responsibility for quality, fact-based information, especially around mental health. Those meetings appear to have gone well; and so Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is now on track to launch her first podcast series this summer.

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