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. […]