- ICYMI: Last week, NPR officially started rolling out the Remote Audio Data (RAD) initiative, its open-sourced bid to push the podcast industry away from downloads-based analytics towards true listens-based analytics. Here’s the official announcement on the matter, and I published my quick analysis and a Q&A with NPM’s Bryan Moffett in an Insider.
- The Black Tapes podcast — a cult-favorite, if I’ve ever seen one — is officially being developed for television. According to Deadline, the adaptation is being shepherded by Matthew Arnold (Emerald City) for NBC, and will count podcast creators Paul Bae and Terry Miles as executive producers. Shouts to those delightful Canadians for seeing this one through.
- I’ve been hearing complaints about disappearing reviews on the Apple Podcast listings. Keep an eye out.
- It’s that time of the year again: the fine folks at Nieman Lab are publishing their annual Predictions for Journalism package, with entries that often touches on some podcast-related topics — and/or are written by podcast-related people. Picks from the package so far: Manoush Zomorodi, Kristen Muller, Reyhan Harmanci, John Biewen, Carolina Guerrero, Latoya Drake, Tamar Charney. Two more that I personally really liked: “Venture Capital Runs Out of Patience” and “Reaching Generation Z Beyond the Coasts.“