Trivia night hosted by Texas Tribune editor-in-chief Evan Smith. Photo courtesy of Callie Richmond.
by Elia Powers

Slate’s avid supporters are used to schmoozing with each other at happy hours before live podcast tapings or while in line waiting for seats near the stage. Because listeners so vastly outnumber podcasters at these events, face time with the hosts can be fleeting – a quick introduction made over drinks, a brief question posed […] more »

by Sonia Paul

MediaShift’s Collab/Space SF workshop, which took place on Saturday, September 12, focused on a major question: How can great audio and podcasting startups survive and thrive? With podcasting as the current Next Big Thing in media, it was a necessary question to address. And given the technology boom happening in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, […] more »

by Yvonne Leow

At Collab/Space San Francisco, dozens of audio journalists and podcasting entrepreneurs came together to discuss the future of their craft. It was my second Collab/Space, and like the first one in NYC, the event did not disappoint. No one can solve industry problems on their own, but together we would try. As a visual journalist, I […] more »

by Meagan Francis

Podcasts first popped up on my radar about 10 years ago, when the trend, fueled by RSS and file sharing technology, was just starting to boom. I loved the concept but couldn’t figure out how to create one in a way that fit into my career as a freelancer writer. Even if I had the […] more »

by Jule Gardner Banville

A buddy of mine who also teaches journalism and is a guy who’s on it when it comes to data and longform popped into my office recently with a great idea for a radio story. Small problem: He’s never produced audio before and the whole concept scares him. You know who can change that? Anyone. […] more »

by Kimberly Selden

MediaShift is excited to be producing our next Collab/Space innovation workshop in San Francisco focused on audio innovation and podcasting startups. The workshop is sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and will be hosted at KQED. MediaShift’s Collab/Space events have been a huge hit by combining inspirational talks, startups and innovation projects, improv comedy techniques and small-group breakout […] more »

by Shannon Fisher

The quality of any book is often judged by its introduction. But sometimes, the intensity of promotional rhetoric can be perceived as being inversely proportional to the quality of the art. Authors are expected (and sometimes contractually obligated by publishers) to promote their own work within their networks. It’s all about creating a buzz. For […] more »

Legacy Media
by Sonia Paul

The 2015 Pew State of the News Media report, released on April 29, verifies what many media analysts have been saying for some time: mobile, if not the present, is the future of news. But, at the same time, just because the mobile platform has emerged as the frontrunner in the race to capture audience […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Podcasting is quickly becoming a breeding ground for inventive content creators and radio producers striking out on their own. The medium has ebbed and flowed in popularity and presumed viability since its creation, but is having a heyday as key figures from radio are crossing over, striking out on their own, and even making money. […] more »

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