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A highlight from Facebook Podcasting Team #474
"Everybody, welcome to the new media show, my name is Todd Cochran, of course I'm joined by my co host mister rob greenlee rob how are you today? And we've got an exciting show ahead. Yes, it's great to be back. Doing the show, Todd. And yeah, it's an exciting time for the new media show to have some representatives from Facebook. Join us. I know they've been working hard behind the scenes. They kind of get their new podcast experience in the Facebook platform, kind of built out. And I've been talking to them for many months now and trying to help them with that process. And they're getting it off the ground. So what I'd love to do is just let you know who we have on the line here. So we have Chelsea white who's a product manager for podcast core experiences at Facebook, so I'm sure she's had a very much a critical role in building this all out. And she's a responsible for the playback and listening experiences. And so I'm sure those questions will come up. And then by irina lam, who's a product manager as well for the creator ecosystem. So speaking to all those content creators out there is an important part of this as well. So thank you, ladies for joining us on the show to help kind of unpack what Facebook is doing with podcasting. Thank you for joining us. Thanks for having us. Excited to be here. Yeah. Yeah. Thought go ahead. Yeah, you know, and we've been excited too, where lots of podcasters are we see the Facebook forms all day. They're talking about what's going on with podcasting and I'm excited to really get some deep details here. You know, I think the biggest question and I'll let you guys, you know, interject and what you want. But a lot of podcasters say, how come only a page? How come we can't do it to make group? So I think maybe we'd start that one off as maybe the first question and then if you guys want to interject anything about the overall what Facebook has planned and what you can reveal now, I think that would be good too. So maybe we'd start with that then you can answer the question as a follow-up. Yeah. Did I trust you, do you want to start? Sure, yeah. That sounds good. Yeah, we definitely have heard that feedback will definitely say we're new here. We're learning a ton as we go. Why we started out with connecting podcasts at these pages because it was a very well understood content to entity connection model that exists for other major types across Facebook. We know people want to see podcasts and groups. We know there is a lot of engagement in podcast groups. So definitely exploring other methods, but this is just made the most sense for us and being able to move pretty quickly to get podcasts out. And in a really quality and understood experience. Well, let's talk about what the experience is today. What you guys have actually rolled out and how podcasters can participate in that. It seems like a pretty seamless process. But if you kind of step through it for us a little bit for those that may not be familiar. Yeah. Yeah, absolutely. So I'll probably have irina talk a little bit more about RSS cleaning, but I can give you kind of the and then she can jump into some of those kind of creator podcaster details. So back at the end of June, was when we first publicly ruled out anything around the podcast, the Facebook podcast experience. And so this point podcasters and creators can use our RSS cleaning tool ultimately to self claim a public RSS feed and then tell Facebook that they want to publish it to their Facebook page. Once published, listeners can then access this via newsfeed via those podcast pages and then also our audio hub, which is a audio and podcast destination on Facebook. And then they can discover new content or access the content they love and consume it via a couple of different listening experience. So they can do it while they're scrolling through the app via our many players. So really allowing them to continue kind of multitasking. And then also our full screen player, allowing them to really engage with a couple of different. Clean up features and things like that. And then also fully background. So being able to lock your phone throw it in your pocket and continue consuming these podcasts or being able to use your phone in other ways. So those are kind of a really listening experiences. Right now, podcasts that are published in new episodes generate podcast posts. And so like we said those do appear in the page followers newsfeed, you're able to share you're able to comment, you're able to react this podcast content, which is something fun. And then now we're also just rolled out clips.
A highlight from Climate change and the challenge for media
"Heat pumps, net zero decarbonization, the Paris agreement, with less than two weeks to go until cop 26, we're being deluged with detail and jargon. But how much do you actually understand about climate change? Do you even know what cops actually stands for? Is conference of the parties if you don't. Today we're asking what role the media has in educating us about climate change. Maybe you feel hectored rather than informed, or maybe you think the media isn't going far enough. If we now face an existential crisis, should journalists dispense with the notion of objectivity and become activists in the fight to save the planet. Let me introduce our panel. Daniela quieret QI is environment reporter at Brazil's biggest financial newspaper, valor economica. Natasha Clarke is environment correspondent for the sun. Tom Chavez is the science editor at unheard and Wolfgang blau is the former global chief operating officer of Conde nast, but he's now the cofounder of the Oxford climate journalism network. And Wolfgang I gather you feel so strongly about climate change, that you basically pause your career to educate yourself. It's really true, Kate, it suddenly came to that moment where I realized this is not just a topic. This is so huge and every single area of journalism sports, culture, not just news journalism, science journalism will be changed, and I felt I had to take a proper time out to really at least try and understand what this is all about. But welcome Wolfgang, welcome to you all, and let's look first at how the media's approach to climate change has evolved over the last decade or so and Tom Jeffers let's start with you. You're the science editor at unheard, prior to that you wrote about science at BuzzFeed before that you were at the telegraph. How have things changed in that time? Well, I mean, most prominently, I suppose it's become a much bigger and more widely discussed topic. And certainly there's been huge progress in for example, it's been the last few years that the BBC in particular has started to avoid I'm sure you've been aware of the topic of false balance and, you know, sort of presenting on the one hand you'd have some climate scientist with years of experience of working on topic and then some guy who writes blogs for the telegraph. As the alternative present them with alternative views, as though they have equal weight, and that there was much less of that these days. I think broadly speaking coverage has got much better. There's much more sort of weight on scientific output, I mean, I would say it's almost sometimes gone to the point where we are overstating to the point where we are, you know, I'm reading articles about people saying that they're not having children because they are so scared of it all. They're worried that sometimes we go too far and presented as this sort of gigantic, terrifying existential threat, which will kill everyone. But certainly I feel like there is much more of a sort of grounded in science and much less sort of contrarian nonsense than they used to be. Yeah, I suppose it's gone for a sort of niche green issue or for different columnists, the front page news. And I suppose, actually, in your time in the telegraph, you've overlapped with Boris Johnson in his days as a columnist, did you? So I have an anecdote about that, which I've never, yeah, so he wrote he wrote a piece about saying climate scientists have convinced us all that was going to be warm and everyone bought loads of swimming pools as a result and it's still cold and how dare you climate scientists convers. And I wrote to thank pointing out this was kind of silly. And then the I gather that a few months later he said, I was going to pitch another piece about climate change, but bloody Tom chivas will write something telling me off again. So yes, we did overlap yeah. Him and various other people, there was a lot of climate skeptic voices at the telegraph and I tried my best to be a counterweight to them as best I could. And he's clearly going on a journey since then. We are told. Wolfgang, I mean, prior to Conde nast, you were an editor at zeit in Germany. You worked. In journalism, your whole career, what have you concluded, as to how climate change reporting has changed because we've now obviously reached a point where, as I said, it's routinely on the front page. When I was editor at the side, we also had a climate week and tried to look at the topic from all angles. But it always felt like a topic something you create a special issue or have a climate week. And we didn't understand that it's systemic and needs to be part of every vertical. To give you an example, what I mean by that, often in sports journalism, you either story about a player transfer for instance or about the Super League versus the Champions League. And we're all used to seeing financial information in sports journalism. And we don't say, oh, look, finance journalism and the sports section.
A highlight from Spotify Listening Audience #473
"Welcome to the new media show. We're back doing the new media show again. People are actually going to listen to this junk. We do it live or live right now. We'll just do it live. We're doing love, doing live. We just can't get enough. The new media show. Let's go. Just do it live. We're doing live. By being better boom. Media show if we do it live. Just do it live. We're doing what we're doing. The new media show, I'm like Adam curry and you're more like John C defore. I think I am and hurry in. You're the old for budget. We do it live in the new meeting show again. Technology. We make it sound so special. Here we are, here we are. Welcome to the new media show. Hey Todd. I was fully expecting we were going to have Facebook with us today as our pro ten new not happening. But it is happening next Wednesday. Okay. Yeah. They just changed the date on us. So it's a better alignment with their team. So we're going to be joined by two folks product person and a marketing person from Facebook to talk about their new Facebook podcast stuff that they're rolling out. So yeah. Well, that's exciting. And I was excited to have them today. It's for those of you that were all prepped. We're sorry. They will be with us next week. But I do have an important update. I'm not going to die at least right now of melanoma cancer. So things got caught in time, right? Yeah, but they're still going to operate on me. And so are you going to have to go back to November? November 18th, they're going to take an inch by inch patch out of my back down to my muscle. So wow. Yeah. Yeah. So I'm going to have a I guess I have a bit of a scar there, but it's better than death. Yeah. You know? So, you know, needs to say, I know many of you listened to the last show, but I'm just, again, going to please, this is something, you know, I had a general practitioner doctor that saw this thing every year for years. Never recommended me seeing a dermatologist. Which is an issue in itself. So if you think you have something wrong, you have to advocate for yourself. If you don't, and the only reason, and it was the spot I really couldn't see unless I were really got weird angle with the mirror. And someone hit saw me earlier in the year with my shirt off, around the pool and said, hey, that looks funny. Did you get that checked? You should get that checked. And but it came back pre melanoma, severe. So there's three rankings of that. And I'm very happy that it turned out negative. So please, everyone. You know, if you got something on a go go, see, go see a dermatologist. Especially if you're a man, there's key things you got to look at, you know, prostate. Yeah, when you're colon, you're, you know, those kind of things on a pretty fairly regular basis. Yeah. And I was 50, I got the how should we say it knocked me out and checked my, you know, everything out and that's something you have to do. That make sure there's no polyps or anything else crazy going on in your intestines. I know where this is a podcast show. But, you know, when you I had to wait, he called the Doc called me on Saturday morning. Here is 8 30 my two 30 my time 8 30 in when gaming the good news, and he was pretty honest and phone. He said, I didn't have high hopes for this to come back negative. And so anyway, I've dodged a bullet here. And, you know, there's many things that kill kill people, but that's the number two melanoma cancer is the number two. And I keep hearing from Facebook, but yeah, my brother died and my sister died my uncle died, my brother died. I'm like, wow. So kidding, get it checked, everyone. If you have something in doubt, go see the Doc. And especially as you get older, you know, once you get in your 40s, 50s, 60s, you know, you gotta really keep it close eye on that age range. More than you do. Believe it or not, if your son person early in 20s as early as in your 20s. I guess it depends on how much if you live in the southern climate, yeah, you're probably in the sun a lot more. Yeah. And if you're, you know, you're, you know, I've got Irish German descent. I'm very fair, red red hair when I was a kid. So, you know, you know, more susceptible to sun damage, but I think that hopefully if, you know, I've talked about this on my personal show. I've talked about this on this show. So if we help one person here, go get something checked and please do. And here's another thing. Dermatologists are actually not that expensive compared to doctors? We don't have insurance just to go see one and to I think my total bill for that visit was about $400. Now I have insurance. Some insurance is going to cover probably 80% of it. But I don't know what the surgery is going to cost. Don't care. You know, that's one of those things where you're like, okay, let's see if we have to max credit card out. Let's do that. You know? Because your life's worth a lot. So anyway, don't go because you don't have insurance. But anyway, so rob the rumor mills are turned. And by the way, yes, sorry, Facebook's not here today. They'll be back. They'll be here next week. Thought they're going to be here. So the rumor mills are churning. Google is up to something. Yes, I'm hearing lots of rumors too. And they've had a little bit of a skirmish too around, I guess blocking some podcasts. Well, that are there being restricted from access to people under the age of 18. So they're not interesting. That are not market explicit. But they use a variety of signaling. And I tell you what, I'm going to be doing some snooping around because I want to understand where the show originate where, you know, who else. Here's the problem. If you're part of a network, and one of the shows on the network is explicit. And that domain gets flagged as explicit you might get busted down just by circumstance. But that's my initial kind of like, maybe this could have happened. Because when they went Google does a they do it at the main level when they, when they
A highlight from Saudi Arabia's media ambition
"The back pages have been dominating the front pages this past week with the sale of Newcastle United football club. But the Premier League isn't the only area of British public life that Saudi Arabia is buying into. The Evening Standard and the independent can both trace their ownership back to the gulf kingdom. While over in the U.S., media giants, including Disney and Netflix have had big investment from the Saudis. So, does this affect the journalism we read, or the television we watch? Joining me to discuss all that Vivian Walt is a correspondent for Time Magazine and fortune. Arab ola is a journalist at Middle East. I also am wacky, whose deputy director of the Middle East and North Africa program at chatham House. And Jim Waterson, media editor for the garden, guardian. Also today, the classic American music magazine Rolling Stone has launched in the UK. That might come as a surprise, considering how many media publications are shrinking. Darren Stiles is the magazine's managing editor. He also publishes attitude magazine, Darren. Welcome to the show technically, I think we ought to call this a relaunch because the original British version didn't really work out so well. Tell us what happened. Yeah, I think it was 1968. Mick Jagger launched the magazine in partnership with January, the founder of Rolling Stone. And January said to me, everybody had a lovely time, burnt through quite a lot of money over a 12 month period had a spanky office in Chelsea. But Jan decided it was doing more harm than good when I think what turned out to be the last issue spelled Bob Dylan's name wrong on the front cover. So at that point I decided it's time to cut and run. So 52 years later, here we are back again. But with spell check. So all these good. Brad, I'm looking forward to hearing much more about that and what you're doing with this iconic title later in the program. But let's start with Saudi Arabia. Because the spotlight's been on the football. But listeners may be surprised to realize how embedded that country is in the British media. Jim Walter sir, media editor at The Guardian, just give us a reminder, which newspapers and TV channels are owned by or associated with Saudi Arabia. Well, Saudi Arabia is a country with a lot of money and it wants to improve its image. And it wants to start improving its image abroad. And there's no better place in the world if you're a gulf state to come to change your image than love London. We have all sorts of institutions where they're football or media or educational up for sale and willing to take some money. So in the case of the media, you've got two really prominent examples. The London Evening Standard and the independent, which is now online only were both owned by lord lebedev, who is a Russian originally from Russia. He a few years ago sold stakes in those third stakes to a mysterious Saudi businessman who through slightly complicated series of offshore accounts turned out to be in the eyes of the British government connected to the Saudi state. Now, it's worth noting that the independence made very clear that they haven't had compromising positions as a result of this, that they feel that they are able to see their job as well. But you've got to ask, what is it that the Saudis are buying when they buy a third of these quite prominent British outlets? And before we ask, can I just interrupt and ask? Am I understanding is that we didn't actually know about this ownership this part ownership. It wasn't in the public domain for quite some time, was it? It was kept very quiet through a series of Cayman Islands based accounts and it only really came out after some digging by the FT in particular who managed to expose who was the ultimate owner of these. And what British people might not know is you might read the independent and you might not notice anything different. But across the Middle East, the Saudi owners have taken the independence brand and launched a series of websites which have in the eyes of many been seen to push a pro Saudi narrative in local languages. So even if the brand in the UK isn't changing the power of the British brand can be used overseas. And this is a lot of it. It's soft power. It's whether it's advertising that you see promoting Saudi Arabia, whether it's PR agencies in London that are earning massive sums spinning on behalf of all the gulf kingdoms or whether it's actual direct ownership in British media through partnerships with companies like the independent. And obviously as you said, they say they're not promoting that they're completely independent that they're editorial independent. These outlets. But you're saying as well are you that this has real world implications for British readers, British audiences do you think? I think we're all journalism is a very holiday industry. There is a lot that you can scoop up on the cheap. If you want to buy an old brand of the British media, if you so wanted to, then it is relatively easy to pick one up on the cheap and stuff up with relatively underemployed journalists who are available for not an awful lot of money.
A highlight from What's the point of opinion journalism in the digital age?
"In this episode, we're looking at the world of opinion writing within journalism, including the plays of opinion journalism specifically in the news media in a world where many of us have many different ways of expressing our opinions and reading others opinions including on social media. To discuss this and more, I'm joined today by Karen Etienne. Karen is a Washington Post columnist writing on international affairs, culture and human rights issues. She previously worked for The Associated Press. And joined the post in 2014, first as a digital producer in the opinion section later as global opinions editor, where amongst other things, she added that Jamal Khashoggi before he was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. She's won numerous awards for her work. And has written reason to be about many issues, including missing white girl syndrome, a formative social justice, white backlash and much more. As I wrote to her when inviting her to come on the podcast, to be honest, I'm personally kind of fatigued with opinion journalism. And our research from the writers institute suggests much of the public is two and feels their thoughts so much opinion in the news. But I would like to have a renewed appreciation of the genre and its values. And I can think of a better way to do that than to learn more from Karen about how she sees the value of a genre. Karen, welcome and thank you for being with us today. Thanks for having me Rasmus. This will be this will be fun. It's a really interesting conversation. Great. Let's make it interesting. Let's maybe start from the top. I mean, if you if a reader asked you to explain the difference between opinion journalism, the news reporting, how would you respond to that question? Yeah, it's a good question and I think one that even we within our industry need to remind ourselves of so from a I think a very basic standpoint, news journalism often is supposed to be unbiased. It's supposed to take in all of the different size of a particular issue. And the reporter or writer isn't supposed to clearly have a bias or an opinion or make value judgments on the information that they're reporting, often their job is to collect the opinions and the viewpoints and the analysis of others and then put that together for a basically the basic answering the questions of the who what when where why and all of that. It's other jobs to perhaps interpret what that news story or negative information or that new development means in a broader context. But at a very nuts and bolts basic level, I think that's what that's what news reporting is. So when it comes to opinion journalism, I think opinion journalism, we are in that sphere, we are building upon what the news gathering is and we see the news gathering and then we have more freedom to put that into a broader context. So a reporter reports man bites dog. And that is just the facts. There's no value judgment about it on the opinion journalism side. We might say man bites dog again. But here's why this matters or here's why this doesn't matter or here's why the increased rates of man men biting dogs is wire societies about to collapse in the apocalypse. You know what I mean? So that's way beyond the bounds of what a news reporter is supposed to do. So I think at a very basic level reporters gather the news, curate it. They do frame it in a way, but again, the personal judgments, the value judgments, the immoral judgments by the author by the reporter are left out and opinion journalists are able to, again, build off of that news gathering and then add judgments, framing context, illumination, and perhaps push it forward and give the space to even ask or questions perhaps to build on that. But I believe that solid opinion journalism is built on solid news gathering. I think the two feed off of each other. And we, as opinion journalists couldn't do what we do if it wasn't for great news reporting. What are they fair to say that what you describe is in part opinion writers doing the things that new supporters might turn to sources for? Provide analysis that interprets the events of the day, provide moral judgment, the events of the day. That in a sense, these are journalists are taking on a role that news reporters primarily would ask sources to play. Yeah, I think that's in some case true. And news reporters are often turning to experts to academics to doctors to specialists to get there to get their interpretation. Now I think what is interesting about opinion journalism today is that there is more space for even those experts or academics or analysts to be able to more broadly explain their views rather than just being reduced to a line or two in a quote in a piece, right? So and also and I think this is one thing that people tend to not appreciate or understand. Very often opinion journalists particularly I mean, The Washington Post very often, we were reporters. We do know how to gather information as well and often we come to journalism. We've had our beats. We've had our news reporting beats and often that's how over time we've built up the sources in the networks. And, you know, we're not claiming expertise at the end of the day. We are writers, but we do over time build up a certain well of knowledge in our particular areas of interest that we do draw upon. So this idea that opinions are not as good opinion journalism, I'll say, go to Pitt Lee journalism also has an element of reporting. I do reporting for my columns, my colleagues, Catherine ramel, this great reporter for The New York Times and often, you know, you see in her columns writing on the economy that she is reporting and going out and seeking facts as well. It's just that we are given the space to be able to organize the information differently reframe and add voice style and frankly, a bit of personality, perhaps. And sometimes to make things a bit more human and relatable so that people can digest digest the news a little easier.
A highlight from Podcast News #472
"Hey everyone welcome to the new media. Show my name is todd cochran. Of course i'm joined by my co host. Mr rob greenlee rob how you doing. I'm doing terrific todd through it be backward doing this on riverside so it's awesome. Yes we are. I'm out here in honolulu Currently i had a dermatologist Appointment yesterday to have a spot removed on my back. Which according to the dermatologist was quite concerning so I'm anxiously awaiting to see if i got melanoma or not. So well okay. So that's not a fun thing to be waiting for but No i my father had lots of these little spots or whatever they were and I'm just hoping that this is a a scare. If not i'll be probably i'm leaving to come back to detroit on thursday afternoon but if it turns out to be positive than i'll be probably turning right around and come back here and doing surgery so it's pretty scary. What they do they take the segment skin right down to the muscle if it's cancelled so they want to get it all out early enough stage where i'm not dead and five years but We'll we'll see there's nothing like Like being an early bird when it comes to cancer. That's all yeah and despite spin on my back forever. So i said if it was gonna kill me. What if killed me a long time ago but who knows. We'll see hoping for for good news but anyway that's enough about me whining. How how are you. I'm doing fine. Todd i'm i'm getting getting better myself every day. Getting stronger trying to stay focused. There's just so many different things going on in the medium right now to get pulled into these days. It's like it's really hard to stay focused. Yeah so yeah. So so. Unwanted says after going. Oh well go go ahead. You're going to say something about what a chat room after an all. We need to know what mike todd is using. Looks i karaoke mic plus. It's an eight twenty one hundred eight there. Yeah and just in. The stupid light is shining queered. Put my hand over it. So the light doesn't shine while we're doing video civil blue thumb. Yeah but You know i think. We saw the announcement well. Facebook sent me a bunch of stuff today. And i've had very little time to look at the entire package of stuff but you know. I think they've officially announced that You know pages are available and See if i can pull some this up without killing her stream here But it's looking like the goals folks may be joining us on the show next week so okay and They have information people from facebook. That would be awesome See if i can get
A highlight from Balls and Strikes: How to cover the Supreme Courts super-majority
"Welcome to the kicker kyle pope editor and publisher of the columbia journalism review this week coverage of the supreme court so we are in the midst of some momentous supreme court cases more to come at it sort of shine a light on the press corps that covers the court. The court has all always seemed to me to be kind of opaque mysterious thing And the coverage sort of reflects that i mean there is a sense of like of like a whispering trained understand the smell the smoke is it rises up and trying to read it and and you get the sense that we're not maybe getting the whole picture but maybe we are. I don't know so. I am thrilled to be able to have a chat. With jay willis whose the editor in chief of balls and strikes which is the site launch last month. It has support from a nonprofit group called demand justice and it promises bullshit. Free commentary which is in quotes about the legal system jay. Welcome hey thanks for having me and great. Now i know i can swear you can swear yes So i wanted to have this talk because what's going on. Supreme court is sort of on a continuum with some other things going on in the country including you know what is going on with trump. how big of a threat is he still. What's going on with The kind of dalton right how big of a threat is that still in. What's going on in the supreme core in the big question around all this stuff is always like okay. Well how scared should we be. And i don't sometimes. I don't know the answer to that and so i thought i wanted to ask you that but then i read a piece that you wrote last month about the media's mischaracterization mischaracterization from gordon and i sorta got the answer but tell me how do you think about how scared we'd be about about the court sort of current stance and and how is that being. Is that being fairly represented media. I mean the shortest answer to the question. How scared would should we be is in my view. Very you have developing sort of on a parallel track with the right word lurch of republican politics. I would say over the last forty years but especially over. The last ten has been a concerted effort by conservatives to take over the supreme court to take over the federal judiciary and that project sort of reached. Its apex last year. With the confirmation of justice amy coney barrett so with this six six to three conservative supermajority on the court. This is the most conservative court since the great depression. It's on the verge of being able to rollback decades of progress and fundamentally reshape significant swaths of not just american law but like day to day american life. I do not feel that. This is being represented accurately in the media. Which is sort of mostly wrapping up term recaps with the same way. You might wrap up spirited baseball game between two teams that tried real hard. And then you're seeing the same sort of dynamic in some of these term previews talking about this as if it's just another year of sort of justices parsing through arcane legal problems that that most americans will think about instead of some of the sort of huge issues on the docket and the seismic changes. That could be taking place very soon. And why is that. Why is there a reluctance in the media. That covers this to sort of call it like this. Oh man how many hours do you have to talk about that. Oh boy okay. I'll be short about it. Then some of it is just the demands of the new cycle. It takes more work to put supreme court decisions in their social and historical context than it does. To just sort of tally up the votes and crank out a five hundred word opinion. Recap i guess. The example that most comes to mind is this case that was decided last. Excuse me earlier. This year burn vici. Dnc of voting rights case in arizona Case the six conservatives functionally hollowed out section two of the voting rights act following up on the conservative wings earlier project and shelby county beholder in two thousand thirteen but the effect of this ruling is really to green light. A lot of these republican voter suppression bills that we're seeing pushed across the country in the wake of the twenty twenty election. That's really important to understand. The implications of berkovitch largely lost however in sort of the immediate news coverage of the court which is again the type of coverage to which like. That's almost american. See right there's also an element of self preservation in this coverage. If you're paid if you're paid well to write about the court. It really behooves you to sort of talk about counterintuitive trends like. Oh maybe the court isn't as isn't quite as conservative as we thought it would be. There's a whole round of headlines That i go through in this essay that you're referencing one of the headlines from last term was america's supreme court is less side one is less one-sided then liberals feared that was a headline in the economists that
A highlight from Saying YES to Abundant Life by travelling the world
"Live. Abundant lives while traveling the world and that once The whole notion view experience as a trap. No cnn you. I'm great. I'm really excited. Yeah you touch on some really interesting topics and all of your podcasts. And those are the kind of podcasts. That a link to listen to this so this is a great start for me into the podcast world. So how was your listen to me. She is it was excellent. It was so great. We did so much so many new experiences. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it and also you watching your will miss universe on wife and always back experience. Oh it was great. They're wonderful people really to earth. We had a lot of fun. I like to think that. I've made some new friends. Yeah i myself. Love can tuna the moment you know you. Miss union wash is one of my favorite gadarene But low in terms of the charge. Donald g but julie even resonated reviewed that tom. Of course you had no. She's just a really positive person and they're both you know no no. 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And then that obviously let onto other things like live to be hosting and Event-hosting and london and dubai and ken red-carpet stuff as well as more traveled presenting for example with travel. Xp and what. I've just done in mauritius as well so a lot of projects based on one decision to bring a camera along to the moldings me. i mean. that's amazing it's academy Agreement is just decided one day before the capital. I just think to you know the showcase. Your scale descended Production than it happens you loss. Yea i think it's a misconception too that you need to have a journalism degree to be a travel show host. What you really need is a connection to the camera. And the ability to engage the viewer. That is the number one skill you need to have. Because a journalism degree is a very static position. Where you're reporting the news where it's something we're serious whereas in travel presenting all you need is to engage the so i even did a youtube video of all the things that i think you need to be a travel show host and a lot of them. People don't even realize that you need for example. A lot of people think. Well i'm going to become a travel show. Host with thirty diction isn't great so people don't understand what they're saying if they're if they're speaking different dialect of english or have a different accent for example a lot of people don't know how to engage the viewer with what they're seeing behind you and they tend to face the background when they talk to the viewer. A lot of people don't know the amount of research they time did the amount of effort the amount of time that it takes to actually create a good travel presenting show which is. Let's say twenty to thirty minutes long but it takes a week film made to get that and it takes many many hours and a lot of work and so you really really do need to have that work ethic that determination just that energy to power through and not complain and not have any regrets about the choices that you've made you pursue this industry nine at enisa freising doodle because the needs journalism. Maybe you need some education that same. Though i myself Discuss envy treats you are by to being the Who was but that's something you know. I don't know if found beside the of annoyed being navidi Of jonah said discovery History and you name it or not. I spend the about. You know how these get means what it takes to be and you mentioned sauce. You would and it wasn't like it was a oblong Observation team you're on it wasn't discern your personality. I think acting classes help to low. When i was younger. 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No person doesn't make good tv. You need to be up for anything to up for a challenge. You need to be up to exclude the unexplored to live something that other people look at it and say wow now. That's unusual but something. I wanna try that something. I've never seen before and it's all about taking that risk and leading the adventure find you as opposed to make choices about it along the way you need to imbibe that kind of funerals. Thank
ESPN Reporter Allison Williams Steps Down From Role After Refusing Covid-19 Vaccine
"Allison williams woke at the vaccine. So she's no longer working sideline reporting for. Espn coming up this season. He was on a podcast where she said to say. I'm disappointed is probably a huge understatement. It's not been easy. But there are some things that are precluding me for being out there. And i'm gonna leave it at that. I love you guys when i can probably in a future episode and we can drive into whatever i can reveal as to why so. I'm super bombed. It's going to be a hard weekend for sure this weekend. But i can't wait to watch you to shine on the sidelines of your games. You'll be flipping through channels incessantly all day. I'll probably have to go get a sitter for my son or something. Because he's definitely going to have to get a knock any attention this weekend. Okay
Connecting the Dots Between Covid Vaccine Hesitancy and Conservative Media
"Here's something that stands out to me. When i consider the conservative media types and the way they regard cove in nineteen. It's just small and medium market host. Who are dying from ovid. Not the big shots. Not the ones with shows on fox. News fox has gone through so many chapters on kobe. Sometimes they seem to back off of the antibac- vaccine stuff or the the downplaying of it kind of thing. Sometimes they go much more in that direction. Early in the pandemic. They parted ways with trish. Reagan from fox business Because she was kind of casting doubt on this and of course early in the pandemic. i think it was reported. That tucker carlson you know went to like mar-a-lago i think it was an urge. Donald trump to like take it seriously and to urge people to take seriously and of course you know most of these house of in broadcasting remotely and fox has all kinds of requirements for their own offices so the there's also this kind of layer of of hypocrisy there of you know it's not what they're saying but if you watch what they're doing i it tells you the they're taking it more seriously on a personal level than what they're urging people to but of course we don't know if any of their big hosts are like tucker. Carlson has been skeptical of the code vaccine and certainly the government message on the kobe vaccine. You know the widespread encouragement for people to get the vaccine but we don't know if he's vaccinated or not and he said that's a personal question. The most ridiculous interview answer. I think i've heard is reporter. Asked him that and he was like well would be like me asking you about your sex life or something like it was some ridiculous comparison about whether the you know that this was personal and he wasn't going to say And so we don't know if any of these people are vaccinated. We don't know what they're doing to take precautions. We we know none of that kind of stuff. None of them have been open about it in a lot of ways. And that's a big difference between other walks of life. The people who are opposed to people have been very boldly. You know saying i'm not doing this. It's been a badge of honor. An you mentioned. Joe rogan as someone who is sort of said. Well if you're young you don't need this and those kinds of things who i think. View it as an admirable practicing what they preach kind of stand but the most of these leading conservative media practitioners have been fairly quiet On this
ABC News Rocked by Sexual Assault Accusations in Lawsuit
"Call Thursday that she has requested an independent investigation into how ABC has handled allegations of sexual assault against the former executive producer of Good Morning America. Comments came a day after a lawsuit was filed that alleged that the producer Michael Corn had sexually assaulted a current ABC News staffer and former staffer in separate incidents. Mm Mr Corn has denied. Any wrongdoing. Utah
ESPN Removes Rachel Nichols From NBA Programming, Cancels 'the Jump'
"Evening. ESPN is pulling Rachel Nichols off its NBA pro Granting. It follows The New York Times report last month. The detailed critical comments the nickels made about another on air personality, Maria Taylor, who is black. Nichols had sat on a hot mic. The Taylor was picked to host NBA finals coverage last year because ESPN quote felt pressure on diversity. Nichols had been an integral part of ESPN's NBA coverage since she returned to the network in 2016.
OnlyFans Will Ban Pornography Starting in October
"Are on on only fans or a fan of only fans. This is a story for you. The site is going to be banning pornography this fall. The ban sexually explicit content is going into effect. October october first and quote unquote. Outside pressure is to blame here. So they're making this big chains to get in line with requests from their banking partners and their payout partners payout providers only fan says it all. I hope that the money's a lot because you guys have just lost your fun. I mean i like non non porn. I'm trying to find what else is on there. And i can't find it's mostly nude videos. Does right it's people usually trying to like make extra money right showing their feet and sell. Sounds like they're still going to be a little bit of wiggle room for nude content on only fans. They say that creators will still be allowed to post contact with nudity as long as it's in accordance with their acceptable use policy which i have not read that. I can't tell you in detail what that means but address. There's gonna be a loophole. If all these guys didn't back page do that to one point in the back page changed and then what's the other one page even still around. I don't think. I think i think they tried to clean up their act problems. They were being used for
New Zealand Loses Its Precious 'Rings' Series to Britain
"And amazon will film. It's one billion dollar. Lord of the rings prequel series in britain of the new zealand. It's been described as a nightmare scenario for the pacific nations tolkien tourism and political blow to the prime minister. Justin the turn read why the online giant will set the twenty year relationship between new zealand. And jr tolkien's middle earth.
HBO Max 14 Months Later
"We've got kelsey sutton are streaming editor kelsey. Welcome back to the show. What an introduction. Thank you so much for having me. I'm so excited. To be bad. Kills he is such a joy to work with Every single day and also to have on the show and today we've got a really a fun topic a hyper specific content because for those who listen frequently or just pay attention to anything advocate covers or to your life as a modern human being streaming services obviously just exploded Over the past two years it went from just being the same old options of. Oh you got your net flicks in your hulu and your one or two other things. And then all the sudden it's like you have nine hundred options And we have had several episodes devoted to that into this explosion of streaming. And at the time we kind of asked what's to what's gonna settle out you know what are going to be the ones that end up being kind of required Required viewing and that you actually are worth your money each month and i feel like there's some consensus that. Hbo max has become one of those services shannon before we get to the experts What's your what's your take on. Hbo max so h backs hbo. Max set a little bit of a rocky start. But it's become one of the sort of like hubs of like hidden gems like that. You start that superlative net flicks. I felt but when it comes to just really nice nuggets of content. Hbo max has really a ton to offer. And they have you know the benefit of like a really robust ip. it's just nice to find these sort of like one off like romantic comedies and Kind of cringing comedies which tend to like fall pretty middle lane for me.
South Park Creators Pledge 14 New Films for Paramount+
"Good news. They're going to be making fourteen new south park movies. Brad tell us breath us. Yeah not only are getting fourteen newsouth part movies. But it's part of this big new overarching deal that trey parker and matt stone the creators of south park just strapped with mtv entertainment studios and viacom. Cbs because they're also Extending south park out through. It's a milestone thirtieth season and then the deal also includes these fourteen director streaming southbound spinoff movies that will be released exclusively on paramount plus. And this is a deal that is going to make parker and stone over nine hundred million dollars which is crazy I mean. I don't even gosh i nine hundred million dollars. I mean even split between the. It's still four hundred fifty million dollars and that's just it's crazy to me. That's a crazy amount of content to commit to the like rpm still like clamoring for south park at this point. I mean south park still has very loyal fans. It's you know there's a reason it's been around for this long. It's a staple of comedy central. It's the recent specials that they've done the vaccination special they did You know a previous special. They had as well. I think it was the holiday special. And so they've proven to be very popular still and it's just to show that stuck around for so long and people continue to watch it so it's you know it's one of those things where it's just a staple now of television essentially and it's gonna keep going as long as you know Viacom keeps ordering new seasons of
Maria Taylor Leaves ESPN after NBA Finals
"Her last assignment on ESPN was Tuesday's NBA Finals when the Milwaukee Bucks won the championship get history in the making history has been made. Taylor's departure comes weeks after the New York Times reported on tensions within the network over a white colleagues recorded comments that suggested Taylor may have gotten a more prominent role because she's black. Contract talks between Taylor and ESPN had also broken down more than once. NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik joins us to talk more about this, David. So why is Maria Taylor leaving ESPN? Well, you certainly got to say it's because of the money they were millions of dollars apart. She had wanted something like eight million last year, which is in line with some of their highest paid figures. Last year, they offered five And after the pandemic it they really were wiped out for the year asking for major host to give money back to the network This year, they're offering about three million still about tripling of her salary, but not what she wanted. There's important background, though. Rachel Nichols is a notable reporter and host at the network who herself White was caught on the effectively a hot mic a year ago, saying that while she wanted diversity at ESPN, she sure didn't want those gains to come at her expense. And suggested that Taylor was promoted to be an NBA countdown host over nickels because of race. Here's a clip of what she said that was posted by The New York Times would you need To give her more things to do because you're feeling pressure about your like, crappy, long time record university, which, by the way I myself let know personally from the came outside of it like Go for it, just, you know, find it somewhere else, like they're not going to find it with me and taking my family Nichols. They're referring to it as her thing as though somehow Taylor wasn't deserving a lot of folks network think Taylor's tremendous talent. That was circulated within an ESPN last year and caused a real ruckus, particularly among African American colleagues, and then once more rupture when it was reported earlier this summer by The New York Times. How did ESPN handle the fallout? Rachel Nichols remarks
Video Games Coming to Netflix? Latest Hiring Offers a Clue
"Lastly as new tv and film streaming services pop up left and right those that have been around for a while like netflix are looking for new ways. Different ways to expand soon enough video games might be added to your netflix account. The streaming giant announced this week that they've hired a guy by the name of mike verdoux as its new. Vp of game development as part of a new venture to offer video games on the platform. I think he worked over at. Ea is that the the reports for for a long time I don't know what sort of video games netflix customers will get. Bloomberg is reporting. They are set to debut within the next year. So this is going to happen. And basically what's going to happen is it's all going to appear alongside your current film and tv options as a genre so like you know how you swipe through everything. You'll have a video game option right there. I do this story the other day. I was a tuesday morning about how two-thirds of america is playing video games. And they're saying it. They're not going to be planning on charging any extra for video game content. But what that says to me is. We're all going to have a price increase farm not only to play for your pay for my kids video games. I gotta pay for everybody else's view.
Video Games Coming to Netflix
"Ready for this? Okay, So Netflix is said to debut video games within the next year. Uh, yeah. Yeah, I know, right? I was gonna put this in Good idea, Betty, but it's such a good idea to even give that chance right. They're going to appear alongside your current film and TV options as a genre, so you'll have movies, TV shows video games and you can swipe through. The same way you do with films documentaries on Netflix Page Right now, they're not planning to charge extra for video game content, So it's not like they're going to throw video games on their go. Well, now Netflix is $20 a month. Yeah, so this I mean, this changes the game for everything. Yeah, 100% of what they they make available, right? Yeah, I think if you they get so like for there's like, Xbox and PlayStation, right, you can pay like monthly passes where you can, like pretty much stream any game. You won right? Um, but you got to be a gamer like, you know, I mean, you gotta be like into it to pay 25 whatever it is mine, but Netflix, it's already included. Or maybe it's just a little add on bonus and you're like, Oh, there's the new mad, And so there is the new call of duty, right makes it super easy. The next guy in time
All Universal Films Coming to Peacock Starting in 2022
"A new multi. Year deal we'll see peacock get movies from universal dreamworks elimination and focus films. No later than four months after their theatrical premiere streaming the films exclusively for the first four months as well as the last four months of the traditional eighteen month pay one window with the film's heading to other services for ten months in between the deal starts in two thousand twenty two and we'll also see universal produce exclusive releases for peacock
ESPN Takes Nichols off NBA Finals Duty After Leaked Comments
"Sideline reporter won't be covering the NBA Finals. Rachel Nichols was pulled from a B C s coverage after her comments about ESPN and diversity went viral. She said a fellow reporter was getting more assignments because she's black Nichols a sense apologized and was replaced for the series. The Phoenix Suns took Game one last night, beating the Milwaukee Bucks. 1 18 to 1 Oh, five. Game two is
NBC Seeks Record $6 Million for Super Bowl Commercials
"Nbc is talking to potential advertisers about a price tag of six million dollars for a thirty second spot during the next super bowl broadcast. That would set a new record in pricing for super bowl commercials. Six mil thirty seconds. And what's interesting is. Nbc is pressing advertisers for higher prices. Even though the most recent super bowl broadcast had the smallest game in fifteen that was a good super bowl to kansas city vs tampa six million there was a can. There was a pandemic that was keeping people from going
Summer Movie Season Roars Back, From Action-Packed Blockbusters to Biopics
"For anyone who lives in an area where theaters are opening up again. Are there actually any big movies out this weekend. Yeah there's not one but two movies in theaters too big blockbuster style temple movies. There's going to be Both of which were delayed multiple times on cruella from disney. It's one of their like live action. Remakes this one of one hundred and one asians that's going to be out. And then also the sequel to a quiet place acquire. Please part two is going to be in theaters as well. So if people are interested in going to the movies during this holiday weekend they actually have things to choose from other signs. That people are actually excited to go back to cinemas again. Yeah we're starting to see some encouraging signs especially in the us as vaccinations have ramped up. We've started to see the box office. Show some signs of life. So i think the biggest hint that people were feeling comfortable and excited about going back. Years was over the easter weekend. When godzilla vs kong came out you know overall that weekend the box office. The us boxoffice did about five hundred million dollars. That's like still half. What did two years ago before the pandemic when it was just a normal easter weekend but it was still really surprising result for this movie especially when you consider that godzilla vs kong was also available to stream the same exact time. It came out the same day as theaters on. Hbo max so long as you had a subscription to it. So i think like. I think that's really started to show that elitist for movies. Where like one of these tentpole movies special effects that going to the theater and seeing it in a darkened cinema with all the southbound and audience. The people are showing signs at the really interested to get back to that feeling.
Amazon to Buy MGM
"In other news online. Shopping giant amazon is buying film and tv studio mgm with the hopes of filling its video streaming service with more content. Mgm is behind such notable film franchises as james bond rocky the pink panther and legally blonde on the tv side gm's recent productions include reality staples shark tank and the real housewives of beverly hills. Amazon is paying about eight and a half billion dollars for. Mgm making it. The company's second largest acquisition it bought grocery store chain whole foods. Nearly fourteen billion dollars in two thousand seventeen. The deal is the latest in the media. Entertainment industry aimed at boosting streaming services to compete against net flicks and disney
Stephen Colbert Says He's Going Back Before Live Audiences
"CBS announcing this morning, The Stephen Colbert's Late Night Show will return to doing live episodes with vaccinated audience in the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York starting June. 14th. The show produced 205 episodes without a live audience in more than a year. Because of the pandemic audience members will be required to show proof of vaccination before they're allowed in face. Mass will be optional. Staff and crew members will be tested before coming back to work and monitored regularly for signs of symptoms. Wilbur did his first remote show march 16th of last year and you might recall he did a monologue tape from his bathtub at home that the show has been done from the offices at his home theater