IAB Podcast Upfront Roundup: Bulletins from the industry event in NYC

The IAB Podcast Upfront, held yesterday in New York City, included presentations and new developments from many leading audio and podcasting companies. In addition to the talks, several operations used the event to help promote their latest ventures and data. Here’s a round-up of the press releases issued at the industry gathering. Continue Reading


Wolverine: The Long Night makes its debut to positive reviews

The first two episodes are now available for Wolverine: The Long Night, Marvel and Stitcher’s scripted podcast collaboration. The show marks the first-ever scripted podcast for the venerable comics and entertainment company. The ten-episode series will be available on Stitcher’s premium service before a broad release across other podcast platforms this fall. Continue Reading


Scripps reshapes for the 21st century: cutbacks coming; radio laid off too

The venerable E.W. Scripps Company, a multimedia national player in newspapers, radio, television, and digital media, has announced a tectonic and identity-changing restructure plan. As with many corporate reinventions, headcount will be reduced over 12-18 months, costs will be lowered, technology will be centralized, resources will be optimized across divisions. And radio will be ditched entirely. Continue Reading