Surprising opportunities for news audio despite the pandemic

Coronavirus has impacted news media across the spectrum, from declining advertising revenue to changing news audience habits. In the early days of the crisis, there was an immediate fear that news audio listening would plummet as globally people suddenly stopped commuting. However we have seen some good news for audio, including research from GlobalWebIndex that[…]

News Podcasts and the Opportunities for Publishers

There’s no better way to wrap up our “Business of Audio” series for 2019 than digging into the latest report from Retuers on news podcasts and the opportunities for publishers. This report looks at the 15 year old phenomenon that is suddenly a ‘hot topic’ in the publishing industry, addressing two areas that we think[…]

Unexpected ways publishers engage readers

When news publishers today think about their digital strategy, it’s clear they need to focus on apps, newsletters, and social. But some innovative publishers have found success with other platforms, such as conference calls, calendars, and WhatsApp. While the best practices for these platforms all differ, they succeed because they tap into basic desires of[…]

Google’s Changes That Will Impact Publishers

Platforms and publishers have a long and complicated history. Sometimes platforms take from publishers, such as the concern about Google stealing publisher traffic. Other times they can give back — most famously might be Google’s Digital News Innovation Fund, which recently wrapped up six rounds of funding to European publishers and is expanding into other[…]

GEN Summit 2019: monetising audio, building direct relationships, and emerging tech

Over three days in sunny Athens, the Global Editors Network gathered a large group of innovators in the media industry, coming from the commercial, editorial, and technology spheres. With this diverse group at GEN Summit, three main conversations emerged: determining how we can monetise audio efforts, the importance of building direct relationships with readers, and[…]

How European publishers are building habits with audio

In our “Business of Audio” series, we have explored topics that have been commonly overlooked in the audio discussion, such as how audio is more than just podcasts and why we cannot forget the monetisation aspect. However there is another topic that does not always get the airtime it deserves: how audio is developing outside[…]

Should publishers be investing in news content for smart speakers today?

In our business of audio series this year, we’re exploring how publishers can monetise their audio content, whether it be longform podcasts, news briefs for smart speakers, or something in between. Often this conversation on audio for news has been dominated by podcasts however, with the revenue model for smart speakers ignored. Inspired by a[…]

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