Organization: National Public Radio

Organization: National Public Radio
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Teach Me How To Live

Let me begin by showing my cards here: I’m a sucker for stuff broadly known as “self-help” or “personal betterment,” along with many of its associated sub-genres that carry the prefix “personal” (e.g. personal finance, personal fitness) or the suffix “hacks” (e.g. life hacks, travel hacks). Which is to say, I’m the kind of guy […]

January 22, 2019
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NPR CEO Jarl Mohn stepping down next summer

He leaves the organization with a significant legacy — overseeing strong Post-Trump broadcast ratings and an enviable podcast operation — that will also likely be marred by the Michael Oreskes sexual harassment crisis.

December 6, 2018
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Midterms Snapshots

We’re exactly two Hot Pod issues out from the midterm elections here in these United States, and I was curious about how different news and/or political podcast teams were thinking through coverage. Here’s a sample of what I’ve learned: Crooked Media. The progressive media company has been experimenting with podcast advertising technology to help out […]

October 23, 2018
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The National Local

Next Monday will see the release of Believed, a new limited investigative series by NPR and Michigan Radio, the state’s network of local public radio stations. The podcast will examine the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal, one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in American’s history. Michigan Radio reporters Kate Wells and Lindsey Smith […]

October 16, 2018
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NPR brags about its ratings (and its podcast-to-broadcast crossovers)

WONDERY RAISES $5 MILLION IN SERIES A. The round was led by Greycroft, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and Advancit Capital, with the participation of BAM Ventures, Watertower Ventures, BDMI, and Fox Networks Group. It’s worth a reminder that Hernan Lopez, Wondery’s CEO, is the former head of Fox International Channels, and Fox invested in the initial […]

April 3, 2018