Plus: Civics 101 expands its syllabus, an Apple tease, a new kind of daily news podcast, and Midroll tightens up its brands.
Source: “If a Serial episode was a mountain peak, S-Town was the Himalayas” » Nieman Journalism Lab
Last year TokBox introduced the OpenTok Interactive Broadcast API. Ours became the first platform to marry the real-time capability of WebRTC with the reach of HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). The Interactive Broadcast API is helping our customers build large-scale interactive video experiences including live online auctions, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), webinars, social apps and more. Over…
Source: TokBox Extends the Reach of Interactive Broadcast to MillionsTokBox Blog
Plus: Anchor takes another crack at social audio, a Midroll producer starts her own shop, and Uber wants to create a “content marketplace” for riders.
Source: “The radical act of women making media and owning it, too”: The (podcasting) future is female » Nieman Journalism Lab
The broadcaster and would-be millennial publisher is launching both conversational and more highly-produced series.
Source: ‘No-brainer’: Fusion charges into podcasting – Digiday
On-demand audio audiences are growing rapidly. One survey from Edison Research conducted last year found that 155 million Americans had listened to online radio within the previous month, and 57 million had listened to a podcast. But the medium has a sort of “Wild West” quality to it – there’s a lot to be figured […]
Source: Knight Report on Podcasting: Diversity, Infrastructure, Better Analytics Needed