Podcasts, podcasts, podcasts

I have two podcasts to plug this week:

* The latest Guardian Media Talk USA podcast is up. David Folkenflik, NPR correspondent, and John Temple, ex editor of the Rocky Mountain News and now a damned fine media blogger, and I talk about the AP, the TechCrunch/Twitter affair, and news as charity. I also interview Josh Cohen, product manager of Google News.

* Leo Laporte, Gina Trapani, and I recorded the inaugural edition of This Week in Google (TWiG). You can watch it in video here and listen to the podcast here. We discuss all kinds of things: Apple (AT&T) blocking Google Voice; the importance of Google Wave and the live web; the AP (again); Gmail getting rid of that damned “on behalf of”; Microsoft Office (finally) going into the cloud. Great fun.

I wish I could embed both of them here (hint, hint) but go take a listen and please subscribe.

  • David

    I was thinking this morning as I listened to your Media Talk podcast, and having listened to TWiG yesterday, that both podcasts are good additions to my regular subscriptions. Keep it up.

  • Bob P.

    Worthwhile discussions, both. I also took note of your reference during one of them to Clay Shirky’s essay (www.shirky.com/weblog/2009/03/newspapers-and-thinking-the-unthinkable) Grim but true. He articulates how papers, as they moved to the Web, never really questioned the assumption that “the newspaper, as a general-purpose vehicle for publishing a variety of news and opinion, was basically sound.” As he points out, it wasn’t really sound — it was just convenient when newsprint was the medium.

    Maybe newspaper companies should forget the umbrella site and launch niche startups (a local sports site, a blog on local politics, etc.) See what sticks.

    But something one of the panelists with you on the Guardian podcast noted — it’s wasn’t always clear which one was speaking — hit home with me: the 50ish, 60ish people running the papers may by now grasp what’s going on. But even if they do, they are not in a position where they can get their paper to take risks. It’s dawning on me that I work for a place like that.

  • Sarah

    This is a really interesting pod cast. But where is the news that Apple dropped Google, in my opinion, it is about time that they dropped them. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love Google, and it is my search engine, but with Google and Apple now becoming rivals in the phone sector and other sectors as well, I am thrilled. Cause this means more competition, and with that comes lower prices and more advanced technology. But still, the media is going nuts with this Google step down. Check out an interesting video that talks of what is going to happen in the future for consumers: http://www.newsy.com/videos/a_line_in_the_sand

  • http://www.lidadestek.com/ lida

    I was thinking this morning as I listened to your Media Talk podcast, and having listened to TWiG yesterday, that both podcasts are good additions to my regular subscriptions. Keep it up.

  • http://www.memurrehberi.com/ memurlar

    Maybe newspaper companies should forget the umbrella site and launch niche startups (a local sports site, a blog on local politics, etc.) See what sticks.