Caroline Crampton

Caroline Crampton is a UK based journalist who has been writing about podcasts since 2014. Her journalism has appeared in publications including the Guardian, Lenny, the New Statesman and the Millions. She is a regular speaker and media commentator on the state of the podcast industry.

For Sports Pods, What Now?

No matter what industry you’re part of, work at the moment feels completely alien and bizarre. But if that industry happens to be sports media, well, then that sensation is especially strong, because the very thing you cover has literally stopped happening. (For the most part.) As far back as January 22, sporting events that […]

March 31, 2020

What the Virus means for BBC Sounds

A really long time ago — by which I mean, January — one of the biggest UK media stories concerned the future of the BBC. Back then, I laid out all the competing arguments, and looked at how Boris Johnson’s victory in the December 2019 general election could alter the manner in which public service broadcasting […]

March 24, 2020

Insider: March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020

The Coronavirus Issue: Independents

For the past few days, I’ve been reaching out to independent podcasters wherever I can, hoping to understand a bit better how the measures being taken in response to the spread of coronavirus are affecting them. While the implications of social distancing and quarantine will be felt by everybody no matter where they work, being […]

March 16, 2020

Insider: March 6, 2020

  • Quibi’s pipeline
  • AI analyzes ears
  • Government Radio Review… and more!
March 6, 2020

Insider: March 5, 2020

  • Disney maneuvers
  • Himalaya media split
  • Kaitlin Prest’s next move… and more!
March 6, 2020

The Radio Listserv, in 2020

If you’re involved in audio production in a professional or semi-professional way, you’re probably a member of at least one email listserv on this topic. There are lists based on geographic location — of which NYC Radio is probably the best known to a US audience — as well as those devoted to other kinds of […]

March 3, 2020

Insider: February 28, 2020

February 28, 2020

Radio Times: Murdoch’s Big Radio Play

Over the past five years, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has been quietly building a major position in the UK radio scene. This effort has been led by Rebekah Brooks, CEO of the London-based subsidiary News UK — part of her rehabilitation at the company after a high profile criminal trial at the Old Bailey in 2014 […]

February 25, 2020

Insider: February 21, 2020

February 22, 2020