Organization: Slate

Organization: Slate
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Slate is developing a What Next spin-off

Slate is developing a What Next spin-off. And unlike the core Mary Harris-led news podcast, it won’t be a daily show. Called What Next: TBD, the spin-off will focus on technology stories on a weekly basis, with new episodes dropping every Friday. Notably, it will be hosted by the great Lizzie O’Leary, the former host […]

October 1, 2019
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How to Service, Journalistically

I don’t know about you, but I tend to subconsciously associate the concept of “service journalism,” which I’ll describe as reader-focused reporting often towards actionable ends, with the “personal betterment” genre. (Which, by the way, I will always happily dedicate copious amounts of my waking life towards, as I noted in a column about NPR’s […]

August 1, 2019
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Slate Plus Conversion Numbers

The Slow Burn effect, baby.

February 21, 2019
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Supporting Cast: Slate’s bid to help publishers build membership programs

As the Swedish dust from last week’s Spotify acquisition-palooza continues to settle, there’s no time to wait. Slate, the veteran digital media company and purveyor of fine podcasts, announced this morning that it’s beginning to roll out something called Supporting Cast, a new technology service meant to help podcast publishers set up paid subscription layers […]

February 12, 2019
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Leon Neyfakh is leaving Slate

Leon Neyfakh, the writer and narrator of Slate’s Slow Burn, one of the best narrative podcasts to come out this year, is leaving the company to start a new venture. We still don’t know much about his new situation: through a Twitter thread, he noted that more details will be shared in the coming months. […]

November 27, 2018
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Follow-ups to the State of Slate

October 18, 2018
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The State of Slate

Two seemingly conflicting ideas can be true at the same time. Here’s the first idea, which doubts a line of speculation I’ve been seeing a lot lately: Panoply’s divestment from the content business tells us relatively little about the future of the podcast business at Slate, its sister company under the Graham Holdings family. Here’s […]

October 16, 2018
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Slate Shimmy

Lots of developments at Slate, sister company of Panoply, this week!

October 12, 2018
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Breaking: Shake-ups at Panoply and Slate

(1) Panoply appears to be out of the content business. Several sources in the company inform me that, earlier this afternoon, the company internally announced that it will no longer be developing new podcasts and that it will be letting go of its entire editorial staff. I’m told that the layoffs are effective starting the […]

September 12, 2018