I’ve just learned that Gimlet Media is stepping into the daily news podcast space, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal. The move was announced internally earlier today, and as it stands, the two companies are currently seeking an executive producer and a host to staff the production. Specific details are still scants, but the hope, […]
Brings the team size up to… eight, maybe?
I don’t want to spend too much time on this, but I just wanted to highlight two recent additions to the genre that are pretty compelling: the CBC’s Front Burner and The Guardian’s Today in Focus. Three parts to this take: (1) Both productions genuinely beat the problem of information redundancy for me, speaking as […]
Called Front Burner.
Last week, the Guardian announced that it was joining the cluster of publications currently developing a flagship daily news and current affairs podcast. It will be hosted by Anushka Asthana, a former senior political correspondent on TV for Sky News and the Guardian’s current political editor. (Asthana is actually one half of a job share […]
CNN’s Brian Stelter with a tasty scoop in his great newsletter last night: Madhulika Sikka — former Morning Edition executive producer, PBS public editor, and executive at Mic — has joined the Washington Post as the executive producer of its upcoming “flagship podcast,” which is scheduled to roll out later this year. Sikka will be […]
Should daily news podcasts worry about breaking news? Probably not.
Once again, we return to an old hobby horse of mine. What can I say? I find the genre endlessly fascinating. It’s filled with so much land to find, so many things that haven’t been done yet. After all, that’s why I’m still here. We begin with a news hook: last Wednesday, the Washington Post […]
Watch for Michael Barbaro’s voice everywhere.