Podcasting has come a long way in attracting a dedicated, passionate audience with several unique traits, but there is still progress to be made in reaching the mainstream American listener. Read more at Radio & Internet News.
Apple plans to integrate recently acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News and debut its own premium subscription offering. The move is part of a broader push by the iPhone maker to generate more revenue from online content and services…. Read More ›
If there was any doubt that the proliferation of smartphones has had a significant impact on podcasting, a new report by Nielsen will put that to rest. Read more at MediaPost.
Publishers casting about for new referral sources after Facebook decided it wants the news feed to be, ironically, less newsy are taking a fresh look at Pinterest. Read more at Digiday.
Facebook plans to start a news section for its Watch video platform and is testing content partnerships with about 10 publishers. The social network, which has about 2 billion users worldwide, wants to create its first standalone video programs for… Read More ›
Apple is allowing Facebook to bend the subscription rules. Starting March 1st, news publishers will be able to use their paywalls inside Facebook’s iOS app. Read more at TechCrunch.
Big news outlets stupidly sold their soul to Facebook. Desperate for the referral traffic Facebook dangled, they spent the past few years jumping through its hoops only to be cut out of the equation. Read more at TechCrunch.
Google is testing a new tool for people to report and publish local news stories, called Bulletin. The app is in a “limited pilot” in just two cities: Nashville and Oakland. Read more at Slate.
Fitness magazine Self folded its print edition at the end of 2016 as part of a consolidation of Condé Nast’s magazines. But since then, editor-in-chief Carolyn Kylstra has found new life (and younger readers) for the brand on Snapchat. Read more at… Read More ›
Eighty-five percent of Americans get their news via mobile. And streaming apps — think Netflix, Spotify, SoundCloud, Pandora, and YouTube — are among the most popular app categories. In fact, these streaming apps made Apple’s list of most popular apps… Read More ›