100 episodes

Media Voices is a weekly look at all the news and views from across the media world, featuring leading figures from media and publishing businesses

Media Voices Podcast Media Voices

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    • 4.4 • 18 Ratings

Media Voices is a weekly look at all the news and views from across the media world, featuring leading figures from media and publishing businesses

    The Quality Edit's Lauren Kleinman & Lee Joselowitz on performance publishing

    The Quality Edit's Lauren Kleinman & Lee Joselowitz on performance publishing

    This week we hear from Lauren Kleinman and Lee Joselowitz, co-founders of The Quality Edit. The Quality Edit was founded in 2021 when Lauren, Lee and their co-founder Scott Silver felt there was no digital publisher providing high-quality recommendations around fashion, travel, and beauty products, so they decided to launch their own.
    They tell us about a technique they are terming ‘performance publishing’, about how they persevered through the early years, and how the digital publishing ecosystem rewards authenticity.
    In the news roundup Chris and Esther discuss the news that the Independent is in talks to take control of BuzzFeed and HuffPost in the UK, ask what the demise of Vice.com means for digital publishing, and ask if scale is well and truly dead. 
    Sign up to our daily newsletter at voices.media.

    • 47 min
    The Paper's Oliver Gabe and Owen Davies on print, community, and eating competitions

    The Paper's Oliver Gabe and Owen Davies on print, community, and eating competitions

    This week we hear from two of the three editors of The Paper, an intimidatingly-sized Welsh indie magazine. Oliver Gabe and Owen Davies take us through the annual publishing plan, why they launched the title with a live variety show, and what makes the title feel truly distinctive in a saturated marketplace.
    In the news roundup Esther, Peter and Chris discuss some items of relatively good media news, before segueing into the bad. We ask whether generalist media titles are one end of a seesaw and bespoke local and specialist titles are the other, and discuss why 'distinctiveness' and 'community' are too often used to paper over cracks in media business models. 
    Media Voices has a new look! Don't forget you can visit our refreshed and revamped site at voices.media, and sign up to our newsletter and community forum while you're there.

    • 54 min
    Futureproofing local news: Tools and trends that will shape the next decade

    Futureproofing local news: Tools and trends that will shape the next decade

    As part of a special four-part podcast series, supported by the Google News Initiative, we’ve been talking to publishers and experts across Europe who are working to find resilient business models. We spoke to them about the state of the local news market in their regions, how they’ve evolved company culture and practice, and what tools and trends they’re working with to prepare for the next decade.
    What metrics should local news publishers be focusing on, and what new tech is out there to support growing businesses? Our fourth and final episode explores the tools, tech and trends – including AI – which organisations are using or looking to use in the future.
    Experts featured in this episode:
    Jayne Savva, Group Features Editor (news), DC Thomson
    Emily Hewett, Head of Audience Development, DC Thomson
    Cheryl Livingstone, Special Projects Editor, DC Thomson
    Doug Smith – Lead architect, Table Stakes
    Pierre France, Co-Founder, Rue89 Strasbourg
    David Floyd, Managing Director, Social Spider
    Jonathan Heawood, Executive Director, Public Interest News Foundation
    Benedicte Autret, Head of News Partnerships, UK/IE/Northern Europe, Google
    Prof. Dr. Wiebke Möhring, Professor of Journalism, TU Dortmund Institute for Journalism
    This series is supported by the Google News Initiative. They work with publishers and journalists to fight misinformation, share resources, and build a diverse and innovative local news system. Find out more about their programmes, tools and resources at newsinitiative.withgoogle.com

    • 38 min
    Futureproofing local news: Evolving company culture and practice

    Futureproofing local news: Evolving company culture and practice

    As part of a special four-part podcast series, supported by the Google News Initiative, we’ve been talking to publishers and experts across Europe who are working to find resilient business models. We spoke to them about the state of the local news market in their regions, how they’ve evolved company culture and practice, and what tools and trends they’re working with to prepare for the next decade.
    To build a sustainable – and successful – publishing business requires staff to be on board with changes, as well as a collaborative environment with good communication. For local news organisations, external relationships with audiences also need work. In this third episode, we speak to some local news organisations about getting company culture to the best possible place.
    Experts featured in this episode:
    Doug Smith – Lead architect, Table Stakes
    Cheryl Livingstone, Special Projects Editor, DC Thomson
    Emily Hewett, Head of Audience Development, DC Thomson
    Craig Walker, Editor, Press and Journal and Evening Express, DC Thomson
    David Floyd, Managing Director, Social Spider
    Jayne Savva, Group Features Editor (news), DC Thomson
    Nicola Negrin, Editor in Chief, Il Giornale Di Vicenza, Gruppo Editoriale Athesis
    Pierre France, Co-Founder, Rue89 Strasbourg
    Jonathan Heawood, Executive Director, Public Interest News Foundation
    Prof. Dr. Wiebke Möhring, Professor of Journalism, TU Dortmund Institute for Journalism
    Benedicte Autret, Head of News Partnerships, UK/IE/Northern Europe, Google
    This series is supported by the Google News Initiative. They work with publishers and journalists to fight misinformation, share resources, and build a diverse and innovative local news system. Find out more about their programmes, tools and resources at newsinitiative.withgoogle.com

    • 44 min
    Futureproofing local news: Finding resilient business models

    Futureproofing local news: Finding resilient business models

    As part of a special four-part podcast series, supported by the Google News Initiative, we’ve been talking to publishers and experts across Europe who are working to find resilient business models. We spoke to them about the state of the local news market in their regions, how they’ve evolved company culture and practice, and what tools and trends they’re working with to prepare for the next decade.
    In part two, we explore the challenges and opportunities that local news organisations are facing with finding sustainable revenue streams, as well as looking at some specific case studies of publications across Europe to find out what mix they’re using.
    Experts featured in this episode:
    Prof. Dr. Wiebke Möhring, Professor of Journalism, TU Dortmund Institute for Journalism
    Nicola Negrin, Editor in Chief, Il Giornale Di Vicenza, Gruppo Editoriale Athesis
    Benedicte Autret, Head of News Partnerships, UK/IE/Northern Europe, Google
    Jonathan Heawood, Executive Director, Public Interest News Foundation
    David Floyd, Managing Director, Social Spider
    Pierre France, Co-Founder, Rue89 Strasbourg
    Craig Walker, Editor, Press and Journal and Evening Express, DC Thomson
    Jayne Savva, Group Features Editor (news), DC Thomson
    Doug Smith – Lead architect, Table Stakes
    Emily Hewett, Head of Audience Development, DC Thomson
    This series is supported by the Google News Initiative. They work with publishers and journalists to fight misinformation, share resources, and build a diverse and innovative local news system. Find out more about their programmes, tools and resources at newsinitiative.withgoogle.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Futureproofing local news: State of the market

    Futureproofing local news: State of the market

    As part of a special four-part podcast series, supported by the Google News Initiative, we’ve been talking to publishers and experts across Europe who are working to find resilient business models. We spoke to them about the state of the local news market in their regions, how they’ve evolved company culture and practice, and what tools and trends they’re working with to prepare for the next decade.
    In this first episode, we look at some of the historical context around the state of local news, shifts in the UK and European markets, and what ‘good’ local news might look like. We also do a deep dive into some of the issues facing the UK local news market, as well as the continuing value of local news to communities.
    Experts featured in this episode:
    Doug Smith – Lead architect, Table Stakes
    Pierre France, Co-Founder, Rue89 Strasbourg
    Craig Walker, Editor, Press and Journal and Evening Express, DC Thomson
    Jonathan Heawood, Executive Director, Public Interest News Foundation
    David Floyd, Managing Director, Social Spider
    Prof. Dr. Wiebke Möhring, Professor of Journalism, TU Dortmund Institute for Journalism
    Benedicte Autret, Head of News Partnerships, UK/IE/Northern Europe, Google
    This series is supported by the Google News Initiative. They work with publishers and journalists to fight misinformation, share resources, and build a diverse and innovative local news system. Find out more about their programmes, tools and resources at newsinitiative.withgoogle.com

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Phillipsmatt ,

Great media overview with interview feature

Solid overview of the week in media, with a regular presenting team who complement each other well. First 10-15 is an overview of key stories finished off by an in-depth interview. Recommended.

travel-man ,

Never disappoints

A listen that entertains and informs in equal measure, keeping you in the know to help yourself and your business. And some fantastic guests.

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