Via a podcast, César Pérez Romero, son of one of the directors of the Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo, decided to tell from a more personal perspective what was behind the historic case of the newspaper against then-president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, during one of the most difficult times for freedom of expression in that country.
Major newspapers such as the Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle have embraced the podcast as a way to engage readers and reach new audiences. The newly released Insider's The Refresher uses new technology to deliver fresh and up-to-date podcast news. At the same time, social audio platforms such as the Clubhouse present themselves as undiscovered opportunities for journalism.
Through its podcast Deliberante, the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression encourages audiences to embrace Inter-American standards and especially learn the stories behind them.
The narrative journalism podcasts Praia dos Ossos and The Red Note start with crimes committed decades ago, to address a reality that persists in the region: systemic violence against women and a macho culture that blames the victims
The idea that journalists and communications professionals are part of a virtuous circle and can learn from each others’ failures and successes motivates Redacciones4G – Podcast
“The Power of Digital Audio Storytelling: From Podcasts to Voice Assistants” is a four-week course that runs from Oct. 26 to Nov. 29, presented for free thanks to support from Knight Foundation.
While the pandemic becomes part of people’s daily lives all around the world, media outlets and individuals are creating podcasts to educate their communities about COVID-19.
Radio Ambulante, which has had an award-winning and recognized podcast on Latin American stories for eight years, in addition to investing in listening clubs and a Spanish learning app, will launch a product with a more news-centered focus. Its new podcast, El Hilo, will explain and deepen, in a narrative format, the main headlines about Latin America or global themes with a Latin American perspective.
When the radio reached Latin American homes in the first half of the 20th century, families and neighbors gathered around the device that brought stories from around the world in sound waves. Almost 100 years later, a podcast is updating the practice of collective listening to bring Latin America closer to its stories and foster ties among its listeners.
There are more than 660,000 podcasts available today, with over half of the U.S. population stating that they listen to podcasts regularly and relatively frequently. And with those numbers, technology followed. The number of smart speaker owners grew about 78 percent just from 2016 to 2017.