Steve Goldstein: What I Learned Teaching a NYU Course About Podcasting

by Steve Goldstein

In the latest guest column from Steve Goldstein, he describes the experience of guest-lecturing a media class at NYU, with industry guests as expert panelists. Steve discovered that the class was savvy about the challenge of success in podcasting. “Not everyone thinks podcasting is a road to riches.” And the students were incredulous that the music business has not figured out licensing for podcasts. Continue Reading

Steve Goldstein: This Undeniable Trend Should Frighten Every Talk Radio Station

by Steve Goldstein

In the latest guest column from Steve Goldstein, he cites Edison Research indicating that spoken word’s share of all audio listening continues to rise. That’s good news, according to Steve, but the breakdown is troubling for talk radio stations. “Talk radio needs to think beyond the transmitter.” Click through for more metrics and graphics. Continue Reading

Steve Goldstein: Ask These 9 Questions to Determine Whether Your Business Should Have a Branded Podcast

by Steve Goldstein

Guest columnist Steve Goldstein follows up yesterday’s exploration of why so many branded podcasts fail. Today, a checklist to determine whether your company, or any company, should have a branded podcast. One of them: “Can you think of 10 episode topics?” Continue Reading

Steve Goldstein: Are Local Podcasts the Next Opportunity? The Forecast with Local Media Authority Gordon Borrell

by Steve Goldstein In this guest column, Steve conducts a fascinating (and very frank) interview with Gordon Borrell of Borrell Associates. It’s crystal ball time, and Borrell has no sugar coating. “Linear broadcasters or publishers really should be looking at 2031. There is clear data to project what ten years from now will look like… and it does not look good.” This is really about the growth, belated and necessary, of local news coverage in the podcast category. It’s a “massive opportunity” in this conversation. A must-read.
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Steve Goldstein: How local radio can (finally) unlock its digital future

by Steve Goldstein Radio ownership is down. Digital listening to broadcast radio is only 12% in the U.S. There is no single reason radio’s digital conversion is slow, Steve Goldstein says in this guest column, while noting that “history has been unkind to repurposed content on new platforms.” He offers better examples from other industries and provides a suggestion for radio.
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