MediaShift Podcast #187: Google as the White Knight; NPR’s Michael Oreskes on Local Renaissance

by Jefferson Yen
February 26, 2016
NPR's Michael Oreskes speaking at the Truth & Trust event in New York, with Shani Hilton of BuzzFeed

On this week’s show, Google opens up its AMP initiative to all publishers who want to speed performance on mobile. Plus, Yahoo’s up for sale, and Time Inc. might be interested in a merger of old and less old. And Fusion, the joint venture of Univision and ABC, doubled revenues in 2015 but is still bleeding losses. Mark raves about Google as the white knight for journalism. Google for good? Yes! And Mark interviews NPR exec and media veteran Michael Oreskes about their push to create a national newsgathering force with local stations leading the way.

Don’t have a lot of time to spare but still to get a roundup of the week’s top news? Then check out our Digital Media Brief below!

"[NPR] is a newsgathering organization with particularly spectacular skills in producing great audio. It's who we are." -Michael Oreskes

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Host Bio

Mark Glaser is executive editor and publisher of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He is an award-winning writer and accidental entrepreneur, who has taken MediaShift from a one-person blog to a growing media company with events such as Collab/Space workshops and weekend hackathons; the weekly MediaShift podcast; and digital training, DigitalEd, in partnership with top journalism schools. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.


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Michael Oreskes is NPR’s Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director. Oreskes has 40 years of professional journalism experience, ranging from reporter to senior managing editor, and expertise in shepherding the transition of traditional media to multi-media enterprises. He joined NPR in 2015 following seven years with The Associated Press.


Music on this episode:

Can’t Hate The Hater by 3 Feet Up
Sinking Feeling by Jessie Spillane
DJ by Jahzzar
I Never Wanted To Say by Lorenzo’s Music
Love is Chemical by Steve Combs

Jefferson Yen is the producer for the Mediatwits Podcast. His work has been on KPCC Southern California Public Radio and KRTS Marfa Public Radio. You can follow him @jeffersontyen.

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