PewDiePie Show Canceled by Google’s YouTube – WSJ

YouTube canceled its top star’s show on Tuesday over his anti-Semitic jokes, complicating its efforts to court television advertisers while also retaining its edgy video stars. YouTube, a unit of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, distanced itself from its most popular creator—27-year-old Felix Kjellberg, who goes by PewDiePie—after The Wall Street Journal reported he made anti-Semitic jokes or showed Nazi imagery in […]

Mayor Touts Plans to Make NYC More Affordable – WNYC News – WNYC

.flag Mayor Touts Plans to Make NYC More Affordable Listen 5 min Queue   <iframe frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” height=”130″ width=”100%” src=”https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/736719/&share=1″></iframe> .panel-body .panel .dropdown-body .dropdown .btn-group .btn-group .l-split .l-bgimg NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio delivering his State of the City Address, Feb. 13, 2017 (NYC Mayor’s Office / flickr) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio […]

In for a penny, in for a pound. On NPR…

In for a penny, in for a pound. I want to clarify a few things, based on some feedback: 1. I love NPR. I hope it thrives forever. 2. I think NPR is filled with amazing, creative, brave, smart journalists. 3. I think that it’s possible to simultaneously love NPR and be very worried about […]

Easy on the ears | The Economist

IT IS hard to identify the moment when podcasting took off, because it keeps having them. In June last year Barack Obama showed up at a Californian man’s garage to tape a podcast (“WTF with Marc Maron”), while “Serial”, a podcast series about disputed real-life stories that was launched in 2014, has surpassed 100m downloads. […]

Radio: The return of “Serial” | The Economist

HOW do you follow up on a phenomenon? At the end of its first series “Serial”, presented by Sarah Koenig and affiliated to “This American Life”, had become the most popular podcast in the world. It was the first to reach 5m downloads from iTunes, and each episode reached about 2.2m pairs of ears. The […]