A heartbeat away from obscurity, one podcast has busted down the door for a profitable, rising storytelling sub-genre. Thanks to Serial, podcasting is enjoying a resurgence of popularity – and making money. Popular podcaster Adam Carolla who hosts a show called “The Adam Carolla Show” told CBS News he expected to generate $5 million in… Continue reading Taking Podcasting by the Long-Tail
I first heard of Vox in the summer of 2014 when my favorite television writer, Todd Vanderwerff, left The AV Club to become the Culture Editor at Vox. I read so much of his work that I have a link to Vanderwerff’s article page in my bookmarks. Early on, I read mostly the cultural news and… Continue reading Vox Leads a Technological, Educational Revolution
I have watched hours and hours of election coverage this political season. It is hard not to be glued to the screen to hear what outrageous thing Donald Trump just said, or chuckle a bit at some of Jeb Bush’s saddest campaign moments. It’s hard to pay attention with Bernie Sanders and Sarah Palin “Saturday… Continue reading Apps to Help You Decide
The first time I ever started listening to a podcast regularly was during the run of ABC’s Lost in the mid-2000’s. The two men that ran the show Lost, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, hosted a podcast every week in which they would discuss the previous episode of the show and answer fan mail questions. Naturally, me… Continue reading Discoverability and Longevity – Podcasting’s Place in a Crowded Market
The collapse of The New Republic looks to be a pretty big deal. From what I’ve read, it looks that Chris Hughes’ attempts to bring the popular liberal magazine into the 21st century failed. According to alumni of the magazine, Hughes destroyed the publication with his attempts to add new technology to The New Republic‘s set way of telling… Continue reading The Convergence of Voices: Why Long Form Still Matters
The Pew Research article “State of the News Media 2015” had some very interesting points about all media, but the audio, newspapers and cable news section really caught my eye. It showed me that people are still interested in news but how we consume news now is different than it has in the past. I always knew… Continue reading “State of the News Media 2015” Reaction
By Nathaniel Gaynor After reading The 7 Biggest Challenges Facing the News Industry in 2016 in FastCompany, there was one specific challenge I was most struck by: virtual reality. Virtual reality has long been a futuristic technology that we as a society have been barreling towards since the turn of the century (and likely earlier). The… Continue reading What is Virtual Reality’s Path to Success in News?