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Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87 in Los Angeles
"Broadcasting giant Larry King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary people during a half century in broadcasting. Has died at the age of 87, the studio and network he co founded, announced this morning that King died at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. No cause of death was given, but CNN earlier had reported King was hospitalized with covert 19. He was a nightly fixture on CNN from 1985 through 2010, and he won two Peabody Awards
Larry King, legendary talk show host, dies at 87 in Los Angeles
"For decades. Larry king was on the air interviewing everyone from politicians to celebrities. According to an official statement posted on his twitter page king died at a hospital in los angeles. He was eighty seven with his distinctive voice and trademark suspenders. Larry king ruled the talk show circuit for over sixty years. I missed Fidel castro other than that. I've interviewed. I think every world leader special treat tonight an hour with madonna. We have to tell you who she is. You have severe problems night after night. Did you thousands of inter in-depth chats with newsmakers entertainers presidents. fox's rick leventhal larry king. Who was born in new york city and started his career as a radio. Dj was recently hospitalized after being diagnosed with covid
Proud Boys organizer arrested in Florida over riot at Capitol in Washington, DC
"Proud boys organizer is under arrest after the riot, the U. S Capitol building, a self described organizer for the far right extremist group, Proud Boys has been arrested in central Florida for taking part in the violent incursion at the U. S Capitol this month. 37 year old Joseph Big's faces several federal charges, including obstructing an official proceeding before Congress, the affidavit says. Biggs told FBI agents he had no knowledge about planning for the riot. But on the social Media app parlor he had told followers to dress in black to resemble the far left Antifa movement also arrested in Florida 37 year old Jesus Rivera, according to an arrest after David Rivera uploaded a video to Facebook, showing himself in the U. S. Capitol crypt during the
Will Cancel Culture Come for Us All?
"You heard representative. Jim jordan of ohio. Say this week as the house debated whether to impeach the president many of these republicans are calling it cancel culture. This has been a controversial topic. But we're going to dive in quality assurance where we take a second look at a big tech story in the news. Last march futurist. Amy webb predicted that cancel culture and the backlash to it would become an even bigger deal in the year ahead said now that's proving true in more ways than she even expected in the aftermath of the attack on the capital. Eric trump Very publicly proclaimed that his family. You know we're being cancelled and it's interesting to see the push pull the tension between those seeking to cancel others. Those complaining that they themselves have been canceled. You know this is one of these situations where the technology enabling all of this is both megaphone and also the infrastructure and also the stop button so the question really is. Who's the ultimate arbiter. What are the rules. They're becoming less and less clear. How do we tease apart. The arguments about cancel culture that are kind of specious and the real behavior. That is behind it right. So here's the predicament. There's a sort of glomming on when you feel like you agree with somebody. The instruments of technology of made that really easy i mean. Let's think back a few months ago when everybody was posting a black square on their instagram accounts. Away of signaling. Their discontent corporations were doing that too. That has translated to real world. Cancellations i mean we have started to see corporate denials of service ranging from aws kicking parlor off to facebook and twitter and more recently youtube silencing. Donald trump's accounts and that for some has social consequences but for other that has real world business consequences. And we're in the situation where we are both inventing the rules and playing the game at the same time. is there confusion. Do you think because there are many people who say particularly. Let's say like on black twitter that there was never a mechanism to address problems. Before and that you know what came to be seen as cancel. Culture was really almost like collective bargaining happening on twitter. It was a whole bunch of people who could like you said express the same opinion and get a result when they never could have before well. The lifeblood of cancel culture is dopamine right. It's the hit that we get from. Feeling like we're a part of a movement and you can see that visualized in metrics. There are some easy fixes to this. We're not gonna fix our culture overnight. The actual problems that we are having we can totally address the mechanisms that are helping to fan the flames twitter could take away metrics so the general public no longer sees the number of times something has been re tweeted or liked maybe you as the original poster could see that but others cannot. That's one way to reduce that dopamine head to reduce the sensation that we are feeling the sense of urgency. 'cause urgency is also part of cancel culture and the same could happen on facebook. There are addressable problems here. you know. There's an argument to be made. That cancelling cancel culture gives rise to additional cancel culture right. it's it becomes as vicious cycle. I mean that's what we're seeing right now with eric trump and the remarks that he's making about cancel culture and and specifically with regard to his dad. You know. i think that's where some of the resentment comes in. I do think that around the time of the metoo movement what has come to be called cancel. Culture right was an exercise in power by people who traditionally have not had power and that that was part of the democratizing effective social media that a lot of people could say the same thing all at once about a misbehaving man or white supremacy and get a result. And that's the tricky. That's the tricky side of us right. Because arguably the net effect of that movement did real good in society and so cancelling the mechanisms that would have led to. That may not be the best for our longer terms but the flip side is that we wind up in the situation that we're in now and if you stop for a moment and think about the words. The semantics cancel culture is alliterative. It's easy to remember. It's an active verb and it itself is conceptually easy for people to understand whereas dachshund or something else may not be right. 'cause cancel culture was a more positive reframing in some ways of targeted harassment which i think we have to be honest about. That has been the mechanism of the far-right online. And you know it's like cancel. Culture was the leftist rebrand That's you know. I hadn't thought about that before but you're absolutely right and i think that that is some of the that is currently being made by those on the far right which is that they themselves now are being targeted and harassed and listen. I'm a target of some of that. Hate and as much as it pains me to say this. They do have a point. Cancel culture impacts them through targeted attacks the same way that they are targeting others. The solution to all of this would be for somebody to come out to the playground. Blow the whistle and tell us all to settle down. We're going to get detention by that. I mean leadership which we have had very little of over the past few years.
Lucasfilm and Ubisoft Announce Open-World STAR WARS Game
"Well you might also want be ubisoft. Who announced wednesday that it. Swedish massive studio is collaborating with lucasville game. Lucasfilm games on an original story game set in the star wars universe. The game will use the snowdrop engine. Also used in tom. Clancy's the division electronic has exclusively deal for star wars games that expires in two thousand twenty three but he says it will continue to develop star wars games. Non-exclusive lucasfilm games also announced tuesday that an indiana jones game is in development with machine games. Scott i have a hunch. You're excited about the very excited about this as a as the gaming community i'll be there spokesman for the moment It's exciting stuff. Machine games known for their work on the wolfenstein Recent games those are excellent. first person shooters. This doesn't indicate whether that indiana jones game would be first person or not but back to the open world star wars stuff. There's been a little bit of stagnation with star wars licensed stuff since disney got a hold of all the licenses they stop their own internal studios disney's interactive went away And they moved everything to a or they may deals with the a for most of their exclusive licensing to star wars games that a couple hits in there a couple of big bombs some very controversial stuff with battlefront and microtransactions. And and that sort of thing Was at the forefront of that mess. So it's been kind of an ugly period or than just period and what it sounds like. Now they're they're basically saying all right. Look we've got we've got the lucas games. Banner back it's here and that is a lot of cachet a lot of history behind it Even outside of star wars related stuff. And we've got to be soft. Who makes really great. Maybe some of the industry's best open world games. They're open world style is very well known and respected And the division to not not that kind of open world game There's real prowess to that. And i think that that's the right team And given that when all the other resources they will be soft they should be able to make a really killer open world game. Which is my favorite kind of game. So i'm beyond excited about an open world star wars game made by a big city like this and it's nice to see him spread it around a little bit. Not be so exclusive exclusively. Ea
Company tells radio hosts stop stolen election talk
"The ownership group for dozens of talk radio hosts across the country says it wants no more talk of stolen elections or of civil war. Chief of content for Cumulus media, told managers. The company wants to tone down the rhetoric after what happened at the Capitol, saying that dog whistles about stolen elections. Civil war, Any language that infers violent disobedience is ever warranted will not be tolerated. One of the stars they have on their roster is Mark Levin. Who on the day before the attack, described the normal certification of electoral votes from Joe Biden as an act of tyranny. If we don't fight on January, 6th on the floor of the Senate and the House that is the joint meeting of Congress On these electors were done. The memo from his bosses say, If you transgressed this policy you could expect to separate from the company immediately.
Audioburst's Creators Premium Helps Podcasters Take Their Marketing Campaigns To The Next Level
"Z. Premium version that were now released allowed the podcasters to go a little bit to the next level of building such marketing campaigns for them with two phases. A thinking it. The first is that we've allowed. Obviously you better transcription so highly accurate. The more premium subscription engine to it with better tagging and q. It's because of that. But also some special features of collaboration with multiple uses within one account multiple shows within one account. So you can work on with your teammate and on multiple shows if you have them within a single simple interface which at the the coolest feature that i like in that upgrade for whoever chooses the premium version of ours is what we call the highlights. Reel so while prior to that. We only shirt single bursts and allowed people to get a short snippet from your show. Now we let put castres pick and choose multiple moments from either that or multiple episodes within that show or multiple episodes for multiple shows. That together can create a teaser of short clips. One after the other that will give i think. More enticing teaser. Like approach a promotion of the podcast and will allow them to get more. Listen isn't promote that. It's much more engaging experience for listeners to feel the true nature of your podcast answering think the biggest challenging audio that you can't scheme audio breath creating that highlights reel through audience. Creators allows you to have your podcast business card shared multiple different places to expose the transcription part of that. You know where the bursts you have the audio as well as the text does that taxed help with search engines. And that kind of thing. Seo yes of course. So first of foremost just having your transcript attached to your audio content always exposes your content to search engines whether it'll be audio burst or where there will be a google and the others on the web. So that's always recommended to attach either full transcript. The transcript of the burst itself next to the burst. So that definitely think will expose and helping seo and when it comes to better quality and adding the tags and the keywords that you get from the bursted i would recommend adding them as well as a separate entity just so it would be even more highlighted than just pure transcript will improve the search ability over content
Gordon Firemark on Speech in Podcasting #429
"Hey everyone welcome to the new media. Show my name's todd cochran course joined by my co his co host. Mr rob greenlee rob how you doing. I'm doing terrific todd. it's great to be back doing the doing the show. You know this. This cadence of wednesday. Saturday definitely allows us to keep up with things that have been going on. This morning is like ugh. I have to crawl in here and actually. We're going to introduce gordon a minute but you know i did Made well not made. That's probably incorrect. In there's probably socially incorrect to say that i cleaned up the toilets the office. So that's what. I did this morning here before the show so in yes i have washed my hands. So it's it's we want as unsanitary. Podcast touching buttons here. But anyway we're going to welcome Garden fire mark to the garden. How how have you been. I'm great thanks for having me. Hi rob my sec- you. Hey gordon it's great. I appreciate you coming on and these are interesting times are aren't they in on the legal side even to some degree in the podcasting rome. So it's true. First of all. I wanted to say you know. Our our our last episode was Spark some heated discussions in the podcasting spaces. I i guess. That's a nice way of putting it and i just wanted to apologize for any impression that i had a was mean or accusatory or any kind of you know creating unsafe space Out there For podcast listeners. I don't think if you look at the history of todd. I don't think that's something that we've created on the show. And but i do want to apologize for any impression that we get gave There is a long history of Discussions in but not personal tax. So that's not something that's been a part of the podcasting ecosystem but there's been a lot of issues over the years that the community has discussed in a heated way. And sometimes those you know there are differing opinions on things. And and i just wanted to set the stage and apologize for anything that i had said that maybe came across as a personal attack. I think eric felt like he was under attack. And i don't think we want to the article on. I don't think the article was the issue. So just so. Airing wasn't no. I think this was just this. This claim of twenty years. And then you know. It's funny as i did interview yesterday with adam on podcast two point. Oh show and if you want to use the twenty as the markets actually twenty one. But you'll have to listen to the podcast point. Oh show to understand why. It's twenty one and not twenty but i think from my point of view we can fully understand that. The technology the idea the concept and we said this. I think we said this on the last show. Just so we're clear was developed in late two thousand and early two thousand and one The new fact. Now no i think in fact the new thing that poked its head out day wider making and claim that he'd made a pod catcher earlier before adam to me i i never i knew he had user land and i knew he. You could see an enclosure in in a feed reader. People don't amuse feed readers anymore. You could see it on some of his software. But there. I the pod. The i didn't come out until like august. Two thousand one so if there was actually a script made this news and i went through all my book notes and look through all that and having emails from both of those guys so i'll just it. It is what it is right. My personal opinion and this is just todd. Podcasting started when there was the ability to connect all the dots. Connect all the dots in plus it was to podcasters to create or so But anyway i'm gonna say sixteen plus if someone else say twenty or twenty one okay amenities at this point. It's just because we're passionate about the space. 'cause we were here right we we actually went through it and felt it and were keeping a very close eye on what was happening and when details are not those details were not disclosed over the last sixteen years until this past week so i guess that changes the conversation that only some degree. The only thing that wasn't disclosed was that there was a pod catcher before adams ride catcher when. Let's be fair today. But i believe that that was created so they could test the process of pulling an enclosure. Right so i think so this l. so it was an experimental test process from two thousand two thousand one. There was technically no podcasters. There was people experimenting with some running. Podcast was named in early. Two thousand four and then the mechanism. So if you want to say you know. I don't know gordon. Yeah there's a there's a lot there's you know it's all about. You probably doesn't want to win. it's all about it's all about where where your ad is it. You know when there was you know when there was an idea is at the is at the start or was there when the movement are you know i always say if you go back to early media and talking about things you know mcluhan said the medium is the message. And then there's the controversy of wealth message medium meeting you. Can you can point to the technology anywhere in history. And the timeline of of technology and you can say without ben franklin. There'd be no electricity iraq ford. There would be no podcast on. It doesn't really matter. I mean all of these people contributed in tremendous ways to making medium possible and realizing the promise of level playing field for creating media so kudos to them. All and yeah. I don't think it matters. What the line exactly looks like some. At some point history matters but small potatoes. And here's here's the fact. We've never you know. I have always always from day. One said the dave winer am curry for the podfather zavod. I've never said otherwise. No debate on and i've never. I've never said that there. That two thousand four was was when it was invented. We know the history. I wrote the history in two thousand and five you know so anyway it it it and and not only i but i was one of the documented it with you know interviews and questions and so it is what it is so and if you're offended this is the new media show so we're sorry but come on you know. Let's let's have a conversation. Yeah we get spirited. That's what this is about what we have. We love this base. It is interesting. And i think what we did on. That show is any different than we've been doing on the chauffeur going down as long as we've been doing so rob can you. Can you hear gordon. He's you're stepping all over him. Yeah
Audioburst: 'Indexing the world's audio' with CEO Amir Hirsh
"So amir a little bit about audio bursts. What are you guys do. And how did it all start So it all started about five years ago when we started our crazy mission hall indexing. The world's audio audio your burst in a sentence is the world's first for now on lee. Hug your search and delivery platform we coming from a background all of analyzing audio and understanding talk content and the way it meets technology for civil of our years. The cofounder coming from different origins. We undestood the special quality and value. Set all your content and specifically talk or your content has in it but felt that it was a treasure that no one has tapped into and when we sat down and brainstormed about how come it didn't connect and it didn't pick up the same way that internet has discovered text and video. We realize there were several technological components missing around it and we set up on a mission to build the technology and the bridge the gap of making all your content accessible to users. There were several missions in front of us that we developed. And we've done and we've built an ai machine that listens to talk on your content and analyze it and makes it accessible by doing essentially three main steps. The first is that it tries to understand into break it up into the different moments. The different stories within our long audio content such as podcasts and radio shows and digital archives that we cover multiple topics and we wanted to mark the points where each story like that begins and ends in an automatic scalable fashion way. The second step that we've done is that we've described each such short clip that we call burst as much as possible with as much made it as we can so we'll be able to pull it. Afterwards in find it when users will be looking for it and doing it using full transcriptions and keywords and entities extractions and source and time and we're measuring speed of talk and whether there's one speaker and more and there's about twenty to thirty different dimensions that we describe each. Such clipper such bursts and the third is we wanted to make it extremely accessible so we wrapped all of our repository and that huge index of the reach media world with his many rappers in layers for third party products to tap into api as decay both on mobile android iphone wave imitable player wordpress plug ins et cetera in an essence with while building. Or after we've built those three components will we actually have done is allowed users wherever they are whenever they are access. The world of rich media mainly podcasts and little bit of radio and swell through our interfaces users can now search can now listen to topical. Playlist can now access topics that they didn't know the podcast service have answered and ken sparked their imagination again by listening to audio into enticing on your audio while they run while they exercise while they drive while they do the dishes pretty much while they live and not forced to stop their lives and stare at the screen in
Twitter suspends Trump amid Capitol violence
"That the account of real Donald Trump Force President Trump will be locked for 12 hours. This comes after they removed from social media post of him. Responding to this, this latest development of violence and deadly confrontations here in the capital earlier this evening, Steve the president released a video in which he said, essentially that he understands the pain and hurt of his supporters. He called on them to quote Go home. Now we have to have peace. He also said, We can't play into the hands of these people suggesting perhaps That Democrats might try to take some kind of political advantage from the deadly violence. It is played out in the ugly scenes from Capitol Hill today, the president also this afternoon this evening, I should say tweeted in response to some of the coverage that he must have been watching from the White House that quote these are the things and events that happen. When a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously ambitiously stripped away from great Patriots who have been badly and unfairly treated for so long. Essentially a message to the country. This is what you get. Twitter, as we say, has, a zwei say, has acted to suspend the president's account for the next 12 hours. Which to my mind, Steve Dorsey is the first time that's happened. I know that they suspended Donald Trump Jr is Twitter account for a time. Absolutely. They taking other measures, But warnings on his social media puts on Twitter they've taken down earlier today is video that he posted. Now we're seeing this unprecedented move for 12 hours. The president will not be able to communicate on Twitter through his, uh, his account that he has been using. Maybe there's another way around that with a different account, or, uh, he could channel his quotes through his his press secretary. We don't know we'll have to see. But I should add that you mentioned earlier. The political
Podcasting is not 20 Years Old Today #428
"Every welcomed the new mini show. My name is todd cochran. of course. I'm joined by my co host. Mr rob really rob how you doing. I'm doing terrific todd and happy b s podcast anniversary. Oh yeah there you go. Yes yes we re rewritten podcasting. History today didn't we. Oh my god. I saw that headline today. And i was like talk about completely unequivocally rewriting the entire history of podcasting and one news article. It happened today. But i have a book here raw from two thousand four two thousand five technically and this is the crux and it's right on page eight. The history of podcasting podcasting started before the term was even invented. Now that's the key here. The term was not invented. Podcasting had no pod catchers no way to actually download a show with an enclosure until much later. So i'm just going to read here and again this is. This is as close to ground. Truth as you're going. Get todd and i were there when this happened right so well. I wasn't there for the two thousand meaning. Podcast started in nineteen ninety nine in this medium okay and was playing around with the puck casting platforms for many years before podcasting started so so this is when dave winer was still talking to people and i have some quotes here from him. Podcasting started before. The term was even invented with an idea from a meeting late. Two thousand between incurring dave winer about automated media distribution. The conversation was sent around video rather than audio davidson concerns about the distribution of video. Over the internet remember. This was year two thousand before the worldwide growth in the number of broadband internet subscribers. Dave felt the family had involved the point where it would support large video downloads. Not to mention costs delivering content. His analogy was it was taking longer to download. Video was to play in. Many times of india was poor an uncertain quality at his idea. Plus both keep in mind that adam was involved in video back then was right. He was video dj. So you can see how maybe had an interest in video so this is in two thousand. Atoms idea was to look at the internet connections. Definitely and consider all the bandwidth that goes to waste when users aren't using the internet connection. This is when we were asleep. This is what we had high speeds. He wanted to software solution to could automatically download items said he subscribed to. This really wasn't new idea but there were no tools to do this in the fashion adam desired. I must also say we have. And there's a note here. I must interject the service providers. Hope you don't use your broadband connection around the clock. Okay dave was already working on our assess for those of you not familiar with our assess. I'll covering chapter twelve. Just won't be confused. As to give it various websites through primary weblogs carrying icon that might be laid are assess are assists point. Nine one are assist two point or x amount. the typically gets all cancel eight letters orange background. These letters are linked to an extra mile extension markup for file. These files contain texts this structure of the specification blah blah blah blah blah. So then david made revisions the original. Rss point nine one speck developed by netscape and formalize those revisions in rs. two point. Oh in two thousand three. The are assist two point of standards relief by harvard under a creative commons license. For more information can be found blah blah blah blah. So yes there was a idea about delivering around with hacking. The there are suspend right time to to play around with it and see some people played around with it but there was no software. There was nothing to do with podcast. Did and there's a whole nother story about the naming of our of podcasting and That how the podcasting term originated again. This is a book from two thousand. Four two thousand five. Whenever the new media delivery methods invented is always a word that everyone adopts to describe it the turn podcasting was coined february. Two thousand four by ben hammersley in an article. In the gardner guardian this article predates adams pod catcher again february of two thousand four hamzali and did not know what to call the growing self audio publishing medium at the time and he kicked around a couple ideas including podcasts. People were already embedding audio on sites realize they had a winner but the automated tools were not placed those that existed were tied commercial enterprises and adams open source tool that automated process did not exist the creation that program by adam and mid two thousand four made a lot of people realize how easy publishing audie for automated delivery would be shows sprang up in the word spread the term would define this exploding meeting was decided by a simple fact the first podcast demean registered by daniel j gorge ary in september two thousand four and height by david slasher produces evil evil evil gina's chronicles articles and then made popular by adam curry dachshunds robert scoble dwyer in the rest of the podcasters so some criticize anyways it goes on and on here but podcasting as a idea not by name started in two thousand there was no devices no way to automatic download podcasting today and podcasting in two thousand four and podcasting in two thousand four was the launch date a podcasting not fucking two thousand and one or whenever
Zach Seward started Quartz, sold it, and bought it back. Now what?
"Person you hear laughing at my expense is zach. Seward who is the ceo. Of course welcomes. Peter always happy to laugh at your expense. Yeah no it's as you should. I was rude to you when you were an internet forbes so you definitely deserve the last laugh. There's a long history of courts it starts in two thousand twelve when it was Atlantic media created it. You're the co founder. There it was then sold to use a base twenty eighteen into japanese media company. Most folks here have never heard of and you are now the ceo and owner of the publication. Again it's a long history but let's let's do the recent history i this fall. You announced that you have bought the publication back from its last owner. But you're not gonna be the owner yourself right. You're trying to get investors to sort of stand up. The publication was katherine del courts editor. In chief at i conducted a management buyout. gender bought bought the company from From us days so we chair ownership Majority owner and now we're also going out and seeking additional investment from from others. They will will have a number of owners after complete that fundraising around so you're in the midst of fundraising as we're speaking. What is your pitch to an investor in in thousand twenty for funding courts. There's a lot of skepticism and negatively about about media an online media in general You've got a publication that it had a bunch of interest at be getting sold for a decent amount of in two thousand eighteen. You've got an owner you. You're the last owners. I don't want publication anymore. What are you telling investors today about future. In in eight years we built something rare in digital media which is a strong new brand with a dedicated loyal audience of following our coverage of global business news and have a built both a great advertising and nat in the last two years great subscription business on top of that brand loyalty and serially clear path to making it a sustainable business going forward so his court's gonna be an i think answered it but the idea of the courts is courts started off as an ad based business when us based bottom. It said we'd like to make this a subscription business. You guys went ahead and started doing that Lots of people are trying to figure out how to sell. Subscriptions online Will descriptions be sort of the dominant revenue source for you guys in your in the future. You're imagining yes. But i should be clear. I think that future. When subscription revenue equals the is as big as our advertising revenue is still many years often five or more years off but but sure you know over the long run with we wanna have a really healthy distribution of revenue streams across advertising against and even within those two categories. There's already quite a few different revenue lines that we've we've got going to expand over the next five years so again before we go back to the beginning. Of course let's go back twenty eighteen twenty nineteen and twenty twenty userbase botchy. They said we want to make this a subscription business. You guys went ahead and did that. A lot of people are trying to do that. what didn't happen for you Over the last couple of years why did use base decided where. We can't make a go. This will i. What did happen as you just said it is. It is accelerating courses moved into reader revenue at the launch of our membership program. We were always planning to go into subscription but the acquisition definitely accelerated those plans. I think the deal with us based closed on august first twenty eighteen and launched the membership them two months later and i think that's the best biggest takeaway from the last two years. A glad that happened. I wish it happened. Two years prior because it really helps strengthen the the business that we have now but what didn't happen i mean i guess it. In short userbase was hoping to recreate the model that had been successful for it in japan. Got a his aggregation app in In japan called news picks the tried to apply pretty much the exact same model to courts in terms the product experience and trying to create a community of of our readers that in the end that was pretty forced. A strategy didn't work as well as as they had hoped And then along came this pandemic and that challenged our advertising business this year and then ultimately challenged us bases ability to be in this for the long haul that prompted them to start looking for alternatives. And at what point did you raise your hand and say actually i'll buy this thing and all find investors was that was that always something you thought you might do or was it. After they had tried to find another home for it and couldn't it's sort of in the middle of that process. Sit some point this summer as we started planning for. Twenty twenty one. It became clear that wasn't going to put up the kind of investment that we felt was necessary to carry the business forward that prompted an emanate process to look for so called strategic alternatives but air quotes There was there was interest from a number of parties. And somewhere in the middle there catherine. I raised their hand. And that s that the userbase consider us as one of the suitors as well. Obviously that that's what happened. It's funny to talk about risk in two thousand twenty right. It's pretty loaded word. But i'm assuming it would be less risky for you. If a strategic buyer had bought at bought courts from us bases that have used her to sticking your neck out and saying all right. i'm gonna. i'm gonna figure out how to finance this thing myself. What what is the decision process for you. Sort of mr mrs multiple days and nights of thinking. Do i really want to do this. her easier way easier things to do in life than to buy back a publication in twenty twenty you sort of walk me through your mindset. Sure yeah i certainly agree with less risky personally to for to find some other buyer for courts and so yeah i assure catherine did something similar had to go through. A process of our web put nearly a decade into into the so far my ready to do another decade. How much believe in this brand and our ability to to make the business model working the i wanted to be real with myself because have to turn around and be real are pleased in our forthcoming investors. Obviously you know after all probably had a week to do all of that introspection. After that week long introspection can him with yeses. All those all those answers I love court said. I believe really deeply what we're trying to do here
Latest Podcast News #426
"Of course. I'm joined by my co host. Mr rob greenlee. Rob hi do. I'm doing fine. Todd definitely fine. Lots of lots of stuff going on this. This podcast medium is getting getting controversial at times and people doing interesting stuff it. There's always a whole list of stuff that we can talk about. That's for sure at least of which it what's going on over at clubhouse my goodness i haven't been watching what's been going on the clubhouse It's exploding over there especially around podcasting and all sorts of stuff going on over there conversations going all twenty four hours a day in a big groups of three or four hundred people go until three or four in the morning and also i mean it's crazy over there. How much authoritive and how much just gab. There's there's big time people over there. I mean it's it's It's not something that the industry needs to look the other way on this is. This is something significant brewing over here. So i mean just the number of people involved in the diversity over there and the topic diversity is just incredible So yeah. I was in session last night. That had like four hundred people in it and it had a had. Some you know some some podcasters that have been doing podcasting for a long time so where people finding the time to squeeze it in when you can least be instead of watching. Tv you jump into one of these rooms and the rally. oh rob. i haven't trust up or anything. I haven't watched tv. And i know. But i mean people are liking it because there's connection there apple or talking to each other. It's it's almost like going to you know a podcast conference in long ways That type of conversation is going on and people are breaking up into individual rooms and they're having private conversations plus they're having public conversations that people are recording their episodes over there to kane thought. That wasn't allowed well. It technically isn't And i did hear the founder of clubhouse talk about podcasting a little bit and and he was a little bit critical of podcasting Because he thought it was too complicated to get started with. So i guess if think about it from his perspective You know the ability. Just load this eappen. use your phone. is pretty easy and pretty simple right all right neil. The audio quality is not great. That that's one of the downsides of it but it does get people talking and it gets you know a lot of the topics over. There are just as valid as topics that are podcast at about the podcasters over. There typically don't think it's a replacement for podcasting but it could be a little bit of a of a filler of time that people spend with audio content. That's not podcasting. So i don't know failure time. That isn't podcasting right. Well of i. i need a clone. No well i. I can't i can't do this. Twenty four hours a day and survive. You know it's it's a it's just another thing so i missed you know. Yeah but i mean. I mean todd without the podcast and conferences. This is. This is the only valid replacement that i've seen So far and you don't have to pay fifteen thousand dollars to be a sponsor right in you can create a club over there while you podcasting clubs or were there that have five thousand people in them but you don't you have to have some sort of Status in there before he created club. I think it helps. I think it helps to have a creator of a club that has a you know a strong network There's no question. I think what you've seen haven't been back in the absence. We tried it that day. When i signed up so i could hardly contain myself with irritation on some of the people that were in there. The the good with the bad over there just like any other social networking platform in in its fundamental nature. It is a new social networking platform that let value. Are you doing for your show by hanging out over there all the time. Will you get a chance at least my experienced. You get a chance to talk about the stuff you're doing in podcasting and helping other people. I mean i get asked a lot of questions about how the podcast and You know how to monetize and you know people. Will you know. Come up with these topics and talk about Podcasting issues and multiple people who contribute to it and you have an opportunity to rebut other people and you have an opportunity to share best practice and at least that's what i'm using it for So it's it's com. Listen to this show. That's part of what i say in there too. I say you know. I do a know i do a podcast topic. Show you know three hours a week. You know brian on wednesdays and saturdays so you know. I can direct people over to get deeper stuff. They like what i say right. It's still pop over and check out the show. Well being too it may we ought to do a show over there one time. I don't know how quite how to do it. And keep the live. Gone that what you have to do it. It looks like most people that are doing Podcast over there. And i wouldn't necessarily jump into that too wholeheartedly yet. I i think you're exactly right on your observation that it is a little bit Not necessarily what the clubhouse folks want but most people are using the the road Cancer because it has that bluetooth connection dip ability adult into it or you can wire that outright. Yeah but that doesn't mean that you can't plug in your your iphone or whatever into an adapter and plug it into your mixer right. You should be able to do that. it just you know it's it's a little bit more of a complicated setup. I mean i'm i'm using my mvp seven A microphone with so. I'm trying to push the envelope on audio quality over there ryan trying to get better hulo well got to think about it Right now i'm in. The midst of i did three two
Yahoo Lifestyle Southeast Asia Editor in Chief Reta Lee on identifying emerging content trends
"Welcome to media voices. Everybody where the media focus podcast. Look all the news and reviews from the media world over the past week. I'm chris cliff. I must've thought and i'm peterson. And that clip. You just heard from recently. Who is the editor in chief. Yahu lifestyle in southeast asia. So we talked about her work your lifestyle including spinning up new content pillars. What the opportunity for ecommerce lock in asia and what media trenches harare on the next few years We also have a compensation subset coming pizza. Why don't you take us through exactly. Well that's about us to you. The team at pump fake. The publishing platform is tough film. Their publishing clients and interviewed fall senior executives to create. The company is focused on new state of the digital publishing market report. We talked to told to join carl a vote. The poor nola for this conversation's episode. So that episode is live on the website. Which is fully sees dot media and just before we begin the news roundup where you talking about external news newsroom media voices s. The you have some pretty big news of your own share. I know yeah well this is gonna be my last episode for couple of weeks and how long it depends how i'd can you guys. Yeah because i've got an expert weeks figuring out how to give more human lives. So i'm just click. Sounds quite talking about a baby. My baby human well. Congratulations some show well ads. And i'm i'm sure no no dial make an appearance in the background but i suppose before us did the best we have a pats news roundup to get through all my favorite topic. I was gonna say if you just glide to use towing well as the one you take us through exactly. What's happened this week. Between google australia. The us basically this big war. That's brewing. i think probably after the last couple is not shy like that. There is a war so google have threatened this week to withdraw from australia. This is not the anything this week at australia's news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining card from a. c. c. c. Was supposed to come into force in november twenty investigators lot backwards and forwards. So there said okay. We'll missions and the australian senate is being meeting this week to hear submissions feedback from range of people involves. It's basically just ended up in search of threats from everybody and anybody possibly involve like tim burners lease involved. Google facebook revolt the. Us got involved and it's just got a bit messy. I feel really sorry for to burn ously. He's he's not angry with this. He's just disappointed by what we're doing with the it's like. He's the dad and we're all making really terrible use of it. The fostering our tip it a hit. The lion rich asserted. That's yeah you though. The whole three and blot mail and gonna wall checks amid these are commercial decisions. Australia wanted to use his co. to get face it. It's basically targeting. Facebook can google to pay australian publishers for lincoln. Content says not entirely dissimilar from at france's looking to do well the european union generals looking to last year at the snip tax. That if you click through from google you kick through from facebook. Google facebook would have to pay publishers for that. Which like there are a lot of problems with face. Berg is absolute insanity and is not the way the internet works. So there's a coupla things on here. who's the biggest media guy in australia so really hers. Pushiness australian government or is it ham. But i do love how quickly you went to right. No this is a light. Clandestine stuff money again. It's of course it's not six low on the talkin about but what in is rate you know. The thought people lay in the room pockets. Rela google once a mother on the other side the not paying attention to have the ultimate actually want well. Yahoo gonna say to. What extent is this now. So of like unstoppable force meets incompetent objects when the government who. Just don't really have my best to deal with this kind of stuff if you're gonna tax google and facebook tax just tax you stop decking around if you're trying to subsidize journalism through thus can of revenue reason. Just call it a tax and do what just happened in france. 'cause they've just done a deal in france okay so francis like. Nobody's really short. So france francois looking tim from the sniper attacks and what google facebook of done instead is negotiate licensing fees for two separate news products at which point france has kind of gone. Yeah okay at the moment. The sniff tax isn't being enforced and neither side is sell by but the french publishers. Kind of modified. Because they've got these at least three licensing deals that moment and what. facebook is. Turn on a set australia. This week is can you just postpone the code for six months. Let us walkout alternative deals with news to pay for content and then we'll come back and talk about it then. Lots of this is this. This puts a lot of european really difficult position. Because that's supposed to be implementing this tax cut themselves. Like europe passed laws gotta be positive local law and a golfer messy but is this not again the case that ultimately the person who the most is the news consumer because a lot of people do tend to get than us through these platforms. They're going to be the ones you have. The service disrupted also smaller publishes. Yeah because you know the like oh no they get phoned through. Sale ch An okay what. We're all going to move to dan. Dot dot gov i. I nearly took about on how long it's gonna be sacred is having this conversation ask jeeves is gonna make a big comeback this year. I can feel it. The thought though again on this read from benedict has a few of us to go play. Go and that's thing. I mean so so google and facebook said this week that google said that they would remove that they've just withdraw from the country was not clear with that. Just be search or what they pull g mail with a pool docks with they pull maps at which fort. You're certainly looking at like that. That's that's huge australia. Facebook said that they block some sharon us on facebook and instagram. And the us very late last week. Basically said the If if australia implement this could run counter to the us. Australia free trade agreement. So it's low stakes is what you're saying. This let us and the australian prime minister actually said the australian makes rules for things. You didn't australia done in parliament. He's a champion scott morrison and he's not severely by the mob not seen his trumpian. Only one trump. I've i've watched the Bbc trump
Well, That Was Some Weird Sh*t
"A new president a new day not quite yet and i know a lot of you would rather never think about him again and just move on but the wreckage he left behind will be with for years from. Wnyc in new york. This is on the media. I'm brooke gladstone. I'm bob garfield the press contributed to trump's mass to clean it up. What should we learned or unlearn for example. What the president says is news. I obey naked. Mention journalists cooperated in their own demise but growth is possible in honor of our twentieth anniversary. He looked back at how far. This show has come that way in the at that. Were bad the you the memories. It's all coming up after. This broadcast was sh- listener supported w nyc studios from wnyc in new york. This is on the media. I'm brooke gladstone. Bob garfield seabrook not bad yours. Busy busiest some joe biden signing seventeen executive orders hours after moving into sixteen hundred pennsylvania avenue among them rejoining the paris climate agreement. Mandating mask wearing to come back to covid nineteen crisis and halting the construction of donald trump's centerpiece policy. The border wall with mexico or quiet for people wear masks in airports and many trains airplanes and buses as well as federal buildings the establishment of a cohen testing board which are focused on dealing with shortfalls as well and directing fema to us disaster relief funds to reimburse states for costs associated with emergency supply efforts using the defense production act to increase supplies of p. p. e. and vaccines testing supplies appeal former president. Trump's muslim travel ban. us is to rejoin the world. Health organization paris climate accord and the keystone oil pipeline is being scrapped on the economy. President biden extended a pause on student loan repayments until september and a moratorium on. Evictions this wednesday to wednesday's after bloody insurrection. One wednesday after impeachment number two. I heard cheers outside the window of my brooklyn bubble. I mean i don't want to mediate anyone else's experienced. But i do know that. The shepard tone we invoked some years back never resolving sound of nerves stretched to the breaking point ever tightening band of pressure on the brain. Basically the soundtrack for most americans seemed finally to switch off a momentary reprieve. Momentary indeed on the reality based front house minority leader. Kevin mccarthy california falsely claimed. He did not vote to deny. Joe biden his electors. Senate minority leader. Mitch mcconnell signaled that he would hold biden's nominees and legislative agenda hostage until that's agree to see some of their newly won power and president biden's stimulus package seems to have no senate republicans support so it seems filibuster. They have to go after. All bare knuckles are coming up. The honeymoon never happened. Not too harsh anyone's mellow but majority rule doesn't have much purchase in congress so business as usual so far meanwhile we could likely see the cova death toll here reach half a million next month and when it comes to our social political and cultural maladies well. We've merely shed a symptom not the cause or causes. Those are for journalists to expose but are they. I mean we up to it. That's a crucial question. Have we been vaccinated against our own unproductive reflexes blinders conventions the ones that bogged down for so long. We'll take a deep dive into lessons. Learned in the next segment. But i a status report on the condition of forty fifth. President left journalism in turns out being called enemy of the people and scum of the earth for five years was sometimes scary but it wasn't all bad. It offered some of us especially those from elite mainstream outlets covering the white house some lucrative career opportunities the fact that donald trump was trying to turn reporters into villains made them heroes to half the country. I say this as somebody who benefited however inadvertently from it mckay coppins is a staff writer at the atlantic. How did he benefit. Well when i would write a story. That was skeptical of donald trump. I would get invited to go on the daily show. I would get offered speaking engagements. My stories would be re tweeted and travel all over the world. You basically had this huge global cheering section. You had this great line in your piece that once obscure correspondence where recast in the popular imagination as resistance heroes. Yeah i mean that was i think. The strangest part of it right honestly journalists tend to do their best work when they're not seen as you roic figures when they're actually kind of obnoxious little too nosy and a little bit on the fringe of whatever world. They're covering and they're not glam up instead. They're kind of just these rumpled observers of american life. i think that's kind of the sweet spot for journalism and so it was kind of uncomfortable went in the imagination of one half of the country. It's almost like we had cape on right that i don't think is actually where the best journalism is produced and i think the best reporters and journalists of this era did all they could to resist that you quote new york magazine's olivia newton these saying that she could write in a piece quote. Donald trump is the biggest a whole to ever live and he is a terrible human being and a bleep president and like he's ugly mad at me except the same people who are mad at
Samantha Tomaszewski, social strategy leader, BuzzFeed, on career in social media audience engagement
"Today we're talking about audience work on social media and why you shouldn't be put off from assuming it like. Yesterday samantha tomaszewski who leads social strategy for commerce at us feet. She's also a trained journalist and a mentor to journalism. Students someone to talk to us today about a genuine mood. Within her mantilla's the audience work often was looking unrealistic path now even sometimes discouraged from pursuing it by those in the journalism industry that you put a twitter thread on this in early december last year which bouquet into later today but the point is bought to compensation at the time of recording. The first post alone fetched two hundred and seventy likes. Just less than one hundred retweets quite waste with people echoing these types of feelings and experiences so for those who have been similarly deterred samantha share some words of encouragement and how venturing into the world audience and social media. Work is possible how she did it and how her young teammates blossoming to we dive into some of the skills to be gained from simply given how that can even bolster your reporting if you want to return to a more traditional journalistic role in the future. All of us to come so. Don't go anywhere but i this As well as great editorial content journalism dot k. Provides a jobs board with the latest opportunities from around the media industry. On the week is a finance and technology reporter role independent newsletter phoenix. Draw for this position and all the rest on the jobs. Board
Trump vs the Press - a final report card from Jay Rosen
"Different topics on this episode. I we're gonna do. Some speculative interviewing kicked off by a story that surfaced last week about apple maybe lodging subscription. Podcast service or some kind of tear. Podcast that you paid for some asking around. And i'm not entirely convinced that's what's gonna happen. That's in large part. Because everyone i talked to. That says they've talked to apple has a very different story about apple's intent and what their plan is but for argument's sake. Let's say apple does try to get people to pay for podcast. Look like how do you sell podcast. Which offered for free. I ask bryan alvarez for reasons. I explained our chat. Brian runs a figure for online wrestling observer and short. He's doing it He's charging for podcasts. And he's making a living doing it so we'll have a chat with him and then for the very last time. I asked jay rosen from nyu to come back and assess the way. The press is handled. The challenges of the trump era as is often the case. We talked about the trump era one of these conversations. J it's it's not super positive but makes good incisive points. He's well worth listening to and we'll find a way to bring him back another time and
Investigative reporter exposes maid abuse in Beirut
"Think that if people in america and people elsewhere across the world start to talk about this injustice in this really abusive system maybe it would inspire an influence. More people in lebanon to try to fight against it this week. We talked to an investigative journalist. Who quit her job so that she could move to another country and report on the unjust way. some women are being treated in lebanon. I'm michael o'connell this is. It's all journalism as twenty twenty winds down or checking with a few of our former podcast guests to see what they've been up to. We last spoke. Lisa corey back in september. Two thousand eighteen. She had just finished in investigative feature about syrian child. Brides and lisa reached out to us in november about a story that she had just written for the washington monthly about the plight of housekeepers in beirut. Welcome back to the podcast lisa. for having me. Mike so you know just because we have to dot all our is in the crawl tease you. You came to our attention originally because you were working with ambra healy. Who's one of our producers up in Buffalo and for some reason. We have a lot of guests from Western new york and also from canada from ontario. So it's great to hear you again in it sorta checkup on so what you've been up to. Since we last spoke in september two thousand eighteen so allies happened since then. I have continued to travel to lebanon as a freelance journalist. And i knew. I wanted to dive into another instigative story. This one in particular has been on my mind. For about seven years since my first adult trip to lebanon. I had visited the country where my parents are from in. I noticed there are these black and asian maids who are treated incredibly poorly and for seven years. I've thought about it. But i thought it would be too hard of a story to do. There are just so many barriers in the way and luckily my last trip to lebanon which was summer of twenty nineteen. I had the opportunity to interview a maid who had a lot of traumatic experiences in. That really opened up the door for me to go deep and explore this topic. It seems in a way very similar to your approach with the story that you did a couple of years ago that you talked about about the the syrian war. Brides the the fact that you were looking for something to cover in lebanon his interesting also that you know. This is something that you noticed. How are you able to set up that initial incas. You know this seems like such a difficult story to get an entree into. How did you find this woman to speak to. So it's really funny. Because as bad as this sounds i went to lebanon bananas. Second trip without much of a plan at all. I didn't know i was gonna do this story. It was july two thousand nineteen when i left buffalo and a lot of people. Ask me what stories are you gonna cover. What if nothing really happens for you to cover. And i said listen. I'm going. i'm gonna see whatever. I see that stands out to me. I'm just gonna dive into and luckily that trip two months later or a few months in the lebanese revolution started. So i was there for that but before the revolution happened. I was about two weeks into my trip and my aunt said. Why don't you come with eight to a family friend's house. So i went with her and i was like man. I really need to be focusing on work. But i guess to her friend's house we get there and her friends are asking me. What are you planning to write in. Lebanon while you're here and i said well there's one top i'd really love to do. It's about the maids who are abused here in. They said actually you should probably talk to our made. Her name is josephine. The last two houses that she worked for abused her. I said wow really you would let me just interview your made in. They said yeah. And i'm like well. How am i gonna do that. She's from ghana. And i only speak english. She's like she speaks perfect english so i sat down with josephine that night and she opened up to me for almost two hours. She was crying and she was telling me about her past employers who starved her made her sleep on. The kitchen floor attempted to rape her. You know verbally abused her. Didn't let her speak to their children because they said she would infect them with african diseases and at the end of the conversation josephine took a deep breath like a sigh of relief and the next day because actually slept at their house. We were fire from our where. I stay in love the next day. She told me that for the first time in years she slept last night because she felt like she got off her chest. And i think in that moment i realized the story is much bigger than me. It's much bigger than me. Trying to find article to pursue while overseas. it was really about the fact that so many women in lebanon so many of these maids are suffering in secret
The Trump Inc. Podcast Made a Time Capsule
"On a bright sunny cold day. January twenty twenty one. A bunch of us who make trump ink did something. We don't get to do much anymore because of the pandemic our finally here something well real life. I have to say and if you guys we met him in person it was right. After trump encouraged an insurrection at the us capitol and shortly before he was impeached. As a result we picked the location. None of us had been to before a place. We knew we could be outside. It's actually kind of nice picnic tables or knife rather nice. Yeah please with symbolic meaning. Donald j trump state park. Do you wish we had a frisbee or a dog Or both dog that. It's the only sizeable chunk of public land in the united states. Currently named for the forty fifth president. The park is in a wealthy suburban area. North of new york city and at first third doesn't seem to be much to see. Do you guys want to see the tennis court. Yeah let's go three. That has collapsed. This water some kind of something that has disintegrated throwing lake water here. It is and a lot of concrete bricks and cardi b. themed graffiti over here. Here we are as a state park displaces fifteen years old but as a point of interest. It has some history senior producer. Catherine sullivan learned that the count of rochambeau was here with his men. This is called french hill. Because the french troops in the revolutionary war camped here twice during the revolutionary war. Sometime after that it became an estate with a tennis court in the late. Nineteen ninety s. Donald trump came along okay. So he bought this whole park in a couple of different sections. He bought this section in one thousand. Nine hundred eight He wanted to build a golf course. That didn't work because like it would have led to problems to new york. City's water supply unable to turn the land into a money maker. he did the trump thing and turned it into a money saver. He deeded four hundred thirty six acres to the state of new york in exchange for a tax break. That could be worth much more than he paid for the land today. The park has no rangers. No maps no trash cans. There's no net. i'm not sure. How do you know what the tennis court. Look if you can see the painted Yeah you. We're here to do more than just take another box on our trump bingo cards. As donald trump leaves the white house against his will the unresolved conflict of interest. That's at the heart of the trump inc opened investigation will disappear sitting. President will no longer be a businessman with an active business. So we're ending this podcast but there's one last thing we think is important to you. While trump is still in office. We wanna make a record something for the people of the future to help them understand the presidency as we tried to understand it. The highest office in the land tethered to a business so we made a time capsule and we set it to be opened ten years from now the year twenty thirty one our time capsule contains eight objects each one tells the tale a birth certificate aboard game a newspaper ad a ziplock bag full of shredded paper. A bar tab. A pair of museum tickets some checks in a usb drive and that's today's show. Well i think i should go first because i have the i object so ilia you printed out the thing that i asked you okay. Let's collect everything in the trump inc reporter made creamer so this is a one. Page document on a decorative. Green background thing number. One is a birth certificate from nineteen sixty one not the original. This is a print out of a scanned document. A one page form filled out on a typewriter. The most important thing about that is the place right. Yeah please of honolulu hawaii. It is president barack obama's long form birth certificate little august fourth nineteen sixty one. Seven twenty four pm. I want to include this object because it comes from a pivotal moment. In the years leading up to trump's twenty sixteen campaign trump did not invent birtherism the racist conspiracy theory that president obama was not born in the united states and his interest in this conspiracy theory coincided with a roughly six week period in the spring of twenty eleven when he was publicly. Toying with the idea of running for president that march trump's attorney michael cohen flew to iowa. When cohen got back there was a press conference at trump tower. Good afternoon. everybody. My name is michael cohen. I'm an executive at reporters. Were ready for a political announcement. But cohen was there to talk about business republic of georgia to explore several real estate opportunities on behalf of mr trump. A new trump tower in batumi georgia the country spilling out the possibility that he might run for president. Trump got something he valued attention. The president of the republic of georgia who was at his press conference ended up fielding questions about trump's potential candidacy. just to follow mr saakashvili. Do think mr trump should consider running. That's totally up to him. I mean it's not enough for a few days later. Trump appeared on the view wearing dark suit and along red tie the hosts ask him about his candidacy and some comments. He made in a recent interview. Here's joy behar recently said about president. Obama i'm gonna quote. He grew up and nobody knew him. Nobody knows who he is until later in his life. The whole thing is very strange. What are you driving at there are you. Bertha doesn't come right out and say it instead. He raises his doubt. Sticks up for birth irs. He argues with the host. They talk over each other. Whoopie goldberg points out the racism. They run out of time and cut to commercial when they come back. Trump is still on the couch. Barbara walters says we very rarely do this and it may be setting a bad precedent but we love him so we've asked donald trump to stay for the second segment suddenly. He's everywhere the today show. Cnn the laura ingraham show and of course fox all right mr trump. Does it have anything to do with race. President obama tried to take high road and ignored trump but he was also trying to pass a new budget and the trump show was getting more attention. So on april twenty-seventh the president called a press conference in the white house. Briefing room as many of you have been briefed. We provided additional information today about the site of my birth. He's got this expression on his face that to me. Looks like he's trying to take this seriously but also isn't it ridiculous but also you can kind of tell he's pissed. He never mentioned trump by name. We're not gonna be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers. We live in a serious time right. Now and obama staff posted a pdf of the birth certificate on the white house website. That's where i got my copy. The one i'm including in this time capsule the same day. The white house released the document. Trump held his own. Press conference in portsmouth new hampshire a recent republican presidential primary poll had him in the lead ahead of the eventual nominee mitt romney. I am very proud of myself. Because i have accomplished something. Nobody else has accomplished. trump says.
Media Voices Conversations: Pugpig's Jonny Kaldor on the state of the digital publishing market
"Hello and welcome to the media. Voices conversations episode and polish with publishing platform puck pac. Twelve th the twenty twenty. The puck pick team wants their first annual state of the digital publishing market tool. And i'm joined by puck petkova johnny to talk about what's been happening in the world of digital publishing on what we can expect and twenty twenty one. Welcome johnny p tom. Thank you raring to go. Sort of a new year great. Starting we obviously called in us lockdown so we re more. But did i get puck. Picked doesn't do reports pump does publishing platforms. Or why have you done. That's why have you done a report to something we wanted to do for awhile. Actually you know. We've got over three hundred brands on the products on the platform and data can of flying around washing around for longtime. We just wanted to to actually take a step back. I get sense of what's going on because we so rarely do you constantly head down working specifically with you. Know a number of clients on very specific things but It was a good opportunity to take a step back and just start to pull out some trends tuition. We did two different things. We we looked at the data. The rule data that we've got obviously in aggregate so we're not giving away any trade secrets But then we also conducted a set of face to face or at least. It's face to face as we could be given the lockdown but interviews with about forty people Most of whom were customers of ours publishes that we work with to get more subjective views of what's going on. That's that was the idea of the report. And that's what we want to continue as a mixer. Kind of data driven Insights as well as actually talking to people and getting a proper sense from them. You know what. What are they thinking about right. So what does that list. The clients look like what the publishers of you go on that list. Yeah we'll so. If you think of our customer base we split quite cleanly actually between News media consumer media and then almost specialist meter and membership organizations in. It's almost a third third third so we wanted to kind of split our conversations in the simla sorta way so we were talking to Dow jones dmg media. Dennis conde nast than smaller publishers. Like motor sport magazine. New scientists new statesman news uk. Reach a really good kind of cross section of a big national dailies News media can regional news media And then weekly media. to the economist. Of course who worked with for many years. And then the kind of monthly consumer media so it's quite nice cross section. And that's why in the report particularly for the subjective stuff we we we split all of the responses into news media and consumer media because as you might expect the have slightly different views on what's going on so she'd take a helicopter view To you know as a starting off point host. I just hope publishing lost use credit. Yeah yeah yeah. It's it's it's an interesting one. I mean we. We split in two in two dimensions. I suppose we split between news media and consumer male obviously And then we tend to look at things between the dailies. The weeklies in the monthlies. They tend to get interesting trends across those those two dimensions. So i think what we're seeing is is pretty positive. I have to say. I think in the dailies which costa all news media with seeing an i guess we look at things from subscriber. Numbers and indiana average. Monthly uses that sort of stuff. Because if you think about all platform traditionally we are more of an app centric platform and we. You know we we powell websites and mobile app. Spital the broad base of customers. Our apps and apps have very specific characteristics and one thing that apps are really good at is kind of you know the more loyal engaged paying audience as opposed to websites and social which is obviously going for scale And so everything that we talk about in. This report comes from that lens. So i think from that perspective. Things are looking good and otherwise we're seeing increases in readership and engagement. Pretty much across the board. Actually the dailies. The weeklies monthlies. I think i think the weekly civil within these power houses of digital publishing. It's it's It's interesting how you know when you look at people like the economist and The we can the spectator and those those a weekly journals
Think Publishing CEO Ian McAuliffe on perfect staff and clients
"During the pandemic we had three clients who asked to stop printing the magazine. Funny enough all three of them have gone back to print members still want printed product as part of the publishing prime. Welcome to this week's media voices everybody where the media focus podcast. That takes a look at all the news of us from the past week in media. I'm chris thought amputated that clip. You just heard was from my interview. With ian mcculloch founder and ceo off thing publishing. Thanks for the good old days. We used to call a contract published. Book publishing primarily for membership organizers. We talked about the ideal employee for contact. Publish the ideal client and had pandemic accelerated adopt until you the pandemic has accelerated. Did you tell. Adoption amongst traditionally conservative client fought stone not killed off plant. Well in a unusual turn for media. Says we're going to start the news roundup by talking about the business of media instead of social trump which is called some boever novelty for us. Well we we wish for client actually being relatively quiet quiet really knowing like horror movie way but why is that was it to get inside of it but to begin with them. Axios is launching axios. Hq which is a comes. Platform that will enable businesses to update their employees in axios is traditional and signature bullet point style via internal newsletters etc. So it's gonna cost at least ten grubbier to subscribe to But what does this actually mean than for people who sign up to it. What's what is that signature style of axios especially against any max's news is very much shut. that the tagline is smart brevity. And it's kind of it's very bullet. Point star they try and keep stuff between sort of two hundred to five hundred words. It's very much what you need to know without any frills or filler or anything around the edges. And that's i mean that's what bill type business model. You're saying that we should try some small brevity instead of this. Don't longevity that we go for every single week all killer no filler format. Saying the wasn't eighths. Taken that the idea that i guess foon formed ridden has driven podcast. That people haven't got longtime. Don't wanna spend a long time. Do you want to see what the reason get to the end of. Its quickest kong so as all driven by these boxes and built cincotta. Gonna i would to be honest. I would like to see more companies. Financial results just delivered in foam with like one emoji exactly But this isn't this isn't just coming out of the gate now. This is actually been around at least as an idea for quite some time. hasn't it. well yeah ever. Since axios launch their apartment had a lot companies approaching them asking for ways that they can create your style newsletters for their in business's. So this is probably be in the works for about well four years now so i think what what they've developed you sound of using converged con- no i'll have developed. This is this software that you can create these team. Updates in e mails with templates. Matting scandal bulletins. I just don't know just do i. Know what talk ari. No i completely on. That acts uses a style not on it. That's the question i was gonna ask. Should don't know the answer because you've never seen it yet. But does this software actually lose it just like is almost got one press free felon. Yes like hemingway works like no. This is way too long. With every single word of government it is essentially like
You Missed a Spot
"Everybody's marching on the capital million other slur about two blocks away from it now and police are doing nothing. They're not even trying to stop this point. New tape shows insurrectionist using the app. Zillow to coordinate the riot on the capital from wnyc in new york business on the media. I'm brooklyn stone. And i'm bob garfield. After years of incitement. Donald trump has finally been d platform from social media to the world of commerce. He has lost the ability to sell merchandise. through shop. affi- he's no longer able to process payments through stripe. He's even lost access email tools that he used for fundraising plus how to build healthier digital spaces by taking lessons from how we design our physical public. London's we reserved very little data base for walking up to strangers arguing with them about politics. And that's that's probably good. It's all coming up after this church listener supported w nyc studios from wnyc in new york. This is on the media. Bob garfield and i'm brooke gladstone. More than a week since the deadly siege on the capital a series of revelations. Has shed more light on what happened as of this writing. We know the identities of roughly one hundred of the insurrectionists including man whose presence has become emblematic of the intent beyond the his name. Is eric marshall known mostly as zip tie man in the press gallery with what appears to be zip tie handcuffs leading to a reasonable conclusion that he was planning. On taking hostages or making citizen's arrests zip ties or more accurately flex cups hinted at the intention to take hostages as many in the media noted recalling the foiled plot to kidnap michigan governor gretchen. Whitmer this fall back then. It was seen as a warning of what was to come shortly after that story broke. We also issued a warning of sorts. Our piece about zillow a walkie talkie app. That's home to militia organizing and recruitment experience gap military law enforcement medical military police. I know a lot about Weapons munitions and a fair amount of gear. It's like a second job tyranny. It's us or failure. It's us or fifth post american world. Don't give about anybody. That's less than one hundred percent all in all in over a got nothing. Hold me back. Terrific heals me kills me. These recruitment interviews took place in just one of hundreds of far right channels on zillow where people often discussed civil war and used coded illusions to toppling the government. The signals were loud and clear and we hoped that bringing some of these dark conversations to light would induce zeljko to do something to stem the flow to thwart the very kind of rhetoric and organizing. That would take place on zillow in the days. Leading up to the insurrection. January six revolution bus. Got a problem with that. If all of us go up and take this back. I got a problem with patriots. Not growing concetta goddamn nuts. Once we go operational this channel will just be for angel and organizing on the backside. This could have been avoided three months ago. As a reporter producer. Michael low injure was putting the story together. He heard from an employee zillow. Who told him that. The company already was well aware of what was taking place on its platform. The employees sent us a company wide email from june. That detailed some of the militia and white nationalist activity on the app. The employee said that in a subsequent company wide meeting zillow. Ceo bill moore said essentially that because the platform was not legally responsible for any harm caused by those far-right groups. It would not kick them off the site. Norwood selo implement new moderation practices to deter this type of organizing and the future zillow responded to us saying that quote the employees characterization is inaccurate and misleading and quote in a written statement in october more told us that zillow had implemented several changes to these militia channels harder at least for outsiders to find but he said he wouldn't shut them down because he believed. It's not the job of a private company to censor private speech and also because zillow couldn't possibly monitor all the content on its platform anyway. Well michael was monitoring the app and this is what he heard on january. Sixth were kind of numbers. We have gone to the capital any estimate. What percentage of the crowd has gone to the capitol on one hundred percent. Everybody's marching on the capital million of us. It's insane we're about two blocks away from it now and police are doing nothing. They're not even trying to stop us at this point. This is a zillow channel that i had running in the background while i was watching the capital riot unfold on tv but it wasn't until days later that i realized i had captured something quite interesting. Trump's been trying to drain the swamp with a straw. We just brought a shop vac. That channel was called. Stop the steel j. Six that woman narrating her march towards the capital is a user calling herself. Ohio regulars actual. I've spent the last week trying to figure out who she was and who she was with. We have a good great. We got about thirty forty of us or sticking together and sticking to the plan. we'll see soon just airborne's godspeed fairwinds to stay safe. Install militia watch. And i have been in the zealot trenches together for months. Now he says this woman's username. I'll say it again. Ohio regulars actual keeper offers some important clues. It's interesting because ohio regulars is an identified group. Actual is a term that usually refers to accompany leader. So she's that she is in some level of leadership of d-ohio regulars and then the oath keepers are a pretty radical right wing national militia movement. Who were founded in two thousand nine indirect response to barack obama winning the two thousand election. Day draw very heavily from former soldiers and former police officers and in some cases. Active flukes officers. Oh so she interesting dude. This might be her. Send send it. Let me see it senate in the chat. While we were on a call. I found a profile on parlor the right wing social media site that seems awfully similar to this woman from zillow. She describes herself as the commanding officer of the ohio state regulars. She uploaded a picture of herself at the dc event wearing battle rattle and an oath keeper patch. She's and she wears glasses beneath a big combat helmet and according to her profile. She's a bartender. And she blames. Ohio governor mike. Dewine is lockdown for hurting her business but still no name. By the time. I found this profile parlor had already been shut down amazon. Web services had stopped hosting the platform because so many of its users had called for the insurrection. A group of actors effectively scraped the entire website and uploaded tens of thousands of posts from january sixth to archive dot org so that researchers and journalists could sift through all the data. Yeah we're one block away from the capital now. I'm probably gonna go silent when i get. There will be a little busy. Hey my girlfriend disaster capital right now and she said that caps are coming in from the right of the building. The wild thing about listening to an active insurrection on zillow is the group dynamic. While she's working her way through the mob outside the building she is in her ear. Sharing intel from home cheering her on in real time. The us military news is reporting that the national capital has been breached. That's right mother. This is a cana whoop made in america. Yeah witnessing history weinstock and encouraging her to kidnap politicians. You are executing citizens arrest
Media Podcast Predictions 2021
"Happy new year opinion. Yeah Jacqueline start with you. I'm going to humiliate you or possibly applaud you for five recapping what you said last year. You predicted that twenty twenty would be the consolidation of streaming services assault. Sort of apple buying netflix situation. You said because there are simply too much on demand content to watch you said more big british talent will be snapped up by the streaming services. And you speculated that channel four's in cats could be out of a job. Why don't you write yourself. Give us your own scorecard jake. I'd say maybe one and a half to push one and a half to. Let's go one and a half through step by step up after didn't by flakes. But i think. I caveat quite heavily when i mentioned that lost cost but i mean we all start to see some consolidation. I would say you're really gonna look at disney which is a unveiled plans to make it stall streamer available internationally via disney plus. I'm not supposed to a more adult service to go along the side of the safe children's content on disney. Plus you'll see series like lost and twenty four here in the uk And it will be a destination where you know. Grownups can gun do some. Tv watching away from the the pixar films. Okay clever consolidation. But you could say actually rather than what you said which is simply too much on demand content to watch. I mean you couldn't have predicted this. Obviously because you didn't know the coronavirus coming there's no end to appetite for streaming content of the very first mentioning disney plus a tool which huge success story shows. People are happy to keep subscribing to these things that is true that is entirely true But sooner or later. I stead falsely. Believe there will be some consolidation. There is not enough room in people's pockets in their wallets to be paying for these services. Well into the future. I think in a short term when people are not going to the cinema and then going to eat out dinner and the stang very much within their four walls. People are very willing to spend a bit of extra money on the things that i will watching on the television. And that's probably why you're seeing such a boom in streaming vitamins. A i don't think that will they'll be a cliff edge the at by do think it will taper off from the levels of saying take diaz year. You are right though to say that more british talent snapped up by the streaming services. Was i was plum on. I think the biggest the biggest deal was one that i actually reporters revealed. Which is that charlie brooker. His production company company called broken bones sport by netflix's first of its camman deal phonetics here in the uk. A big chunk could change a swap tans. I'm told about hundred million dollas. It could take how we saw the fruits of that relationship. Come to bear at the end of the year when charlie did. That's the twenty twenty. I'm in cats is to limit his job full But do you think it's been in a precarious year. fool him. i think actually coronavirus has been helpful for in cats because it is allowed him to change the narrative about what he's doing and channel four going into there. Were lots of concerns about the fact that china was over rely on about brands and wasn't innovating in the way that it should've done a coronavirus has completely disrupted of that. It went through a very powerful went for very very sticky. Patch was an existential wobble around april time when the tv ad market just completely collapsed but actually recovered really well and the audience share on. Its main channel rose three percent last year which is really impressive I think there are still questions around innovation. But yet it it's one of the most undervalued skills in television keeping old shows successful. And if you look at health go box and the extraordinary bychkov had. I mean just a brilliant. It's ruined through. You have to uphold icing okay. Well you're talking to the expert. Here in keeping brands alive blimey. How long have you done this for us onto you. You'll predictions from last year. Were quite astonishingly. That cinema going to have a rough time. Thanks to the launch of disney plus that video games will dominate advertising entertainment that the ownership of social media platforms such as tiktok will change hands and that someone will make a play for twitter. That was a pretty good sweep of predictions. I must say well. Did you know. I'm not saying i've been looking forward to this podcast but i'm pretty smart right until actually to add to that i also said in two thousand nine hundred and at tony hall was going to step down. He stepped down in january. So it's only a couple of months off from that would launch media bundle and they have done that and they've done something bigger than that with with apple fitness apple news and apple arcade so weber. Not that bundle is going to sell. Jake is is small in what you're saying about the limits that people have with the amount of money in their pocket.
Should platforms have the power to ban leaders like Donald Trump?
"Companies. Have the power to ban leaders like donald trump and what if anything will the steps that companies such as twitter facebook youtube and others taken in recent days mean for the future of online political speech across the world discuss these issues with our guest today. Nick pablo nicholas journalist and digital rights activists and founder editor and publisher of media. Nama a site that covers digital technology and policy in india he also started the save the internet campaign in india one of the largest grassroots campaigns for net neutrality ever with more than a million participants and is co founder of the internet freedom foundation. Thanks for joining us. Kill thanks for having me on mrs in no longer with the internet freedom foundation. But guess i did he co-founded it's a man wearing many hats But sometimes not all the hats he has worn. So let's just quickly recap some of the key steps that different platforms have taken in recent days in response. The capitol hill ride in the united states january. Sixth at four seventeen pm local time. Four hours after he encouraged his supporters to march on the capital resulting in our of violence and five debts president. Donald trump tweeted the video telling supporters in dc. Go home now. But also reiterating his fold claims of a rigged election the nominal motivation for the riots. Ten minutes later. Twitter removed the ability to light. Reply retweet the video due to the risk of violence. This decision star. Abba lands of escalating consul moderations decisions across the tech industry. Facebook removed the post from trump's page. Little more than an hour later. Youtube follow suit a few minutes after facebook and that evening twitter facebook instagram and snapchat all introduce short term locks on the president's accounts the day after twitch tiktok read it all took similar steps and facebook extended the block on trump's account indefinitely tertre than permanently suspended trump's account even as companies. That may never have imagined that they would have to take a stance on elected officials and others inciting violent in the us. Congress including the exercise equipment and media in palestinian which blocked stop the steel hashtag from being used to create within. Its apps were confronted with the reality that all platforms are at least sometimes political platforms conservative politicians right wing talk radio stars and fox. News host increasing protested what they saw as censorship
Episode 22 40 years of i-D with Terry Jones The Modernist Pin-Up Quarantimes
"I i'm jeremy leslie. And this is the mike cultural podcast. Welcome to the first episode of twenty one a new year. That i hope is going well for you. We're busy planning our yes. While fulfilling online sales and cliff while customers are allowed inside. The shop related lockdown. It's wet and gray outside a typical london january but here the show we have plenty of color not least in the dayglo pages of the main subject of this episode. It's a special one to the fortieth anniversary of. I d magazine. I'll be talking to. Its founder terry jones about how launched it in nineteen eighty. We also hear from tricia jones. Terry's wife and didn't jones editor g. q. Here in the uk who started his career. Id in one thousand nine hundred three. But i looked through some current magazines. Pleased to say there's no slowdown in new magazines. Arriving it seems a hunger to make magazines matches only our desire to enjoy them shelves full as ever and i pulled a few current issues from those shelves. Share with you here i up. The modernist has developed into rather special magazine these past few years. I don't think it gets enough attention. The modus architecture northern england might seem unlimited niche but the latest issue. The number thirty seven shows how to build on that theme the issue concerns keno german for cinema and announces that theme on the color with the beautiful thirties cinema building a comfortable fit with its core concern inside. There's more nuance movie. Art direction is examined through a look at the modernise interiors of spike jones's film. Her on the sci fi genres called out for its institutionalized sexism filmmaker gary host who is in documentaries about modernist icons from typefaces to designers discusses his obsession with brian. He knows film soundtracks. That's just a small portion of offering the issue. It's a lively intelligent. Read guest edited this time by jason. Who's the creative director of film and culture. The home art center in manchester and is presented beautifully a series of foldout pages adding visual drama and surprise to the stories. Meanwhile from new york pinup another magazine. Architectures it's reference point and then spins off elsewhere. We've mentioned it here before. But i just wanted to highlight again for its dramatic use of a zigzag die cut edge and its new twenty-ninth addition themed revolution. Visually beautiful yet. Physically aggressive found felix. Perfect has described this jagged-edge on the journal. Recently as a complete departure from how magazine usually fails it's prickly an use reminder the physical presence of print. he also noticed. it was a tools. The finishing used by nest magazine has featured in the last episode of his podcast. Even though print is often position alternative to doom squatting on our phones it's also hard to avoid the pandemic imprint of the moment two very different approaches are represented by i the new yorker who started the new year by giving almost an entire issue over to typically detailed overview. By laurence right of how the us dealt with covert. And then there's coroner times a one of reese across zine from brooklyn designer chiara roscoe a collection of daily reports from within isolation it maps the repetition and mundanity of extended life indoors as she uses. Deadpan humid stay. Happy standing desks standing ovation. New recipe demands special outing to grocery store or two stories think of it as the prestige of the local parish council newsletter in the same way the onion mocks newspapers and finally from shelves some birthday editions. I zero three. Two se- from berlin marks twenty years with a fabulous multi page foldout section the highlights rich visual history alongside a timeline showing. It's increasingly central role in section of culture and fashion but twenty seems impressive. Double that friday's latest birthday. The impressive legacy issue weighs in at four hundred thirty four pages about ten times. The pagination of his nine thousand nine hundred launch issue as well as fresh content. There's plenty of legacy material. As what here from terry jones shortly. This call season triple serbian from. Id the regular issue a special hardback edition of the same magazine. Plus up and rising smart additional celebration of extraordinary black voices. The looks ahead to the next chapter the magazine. After this break we'll take a close up. Look at the launch in history of ide- with the founder terry jones london prentice. Paul communications. Play a key part of an independent publishing helping ambitious magazine makers turning dreams into reality look at the latest issues of doak seizing and positive news to get an idea of what they can do for your magazine as well as helping you achieve the highest creative thunders talk of fully committed helping you produce your magazine in the most environmentally friendly and sustainable manner check the new website for details search part communications. Just like my coach. Communications love