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NPR, LAist Studios Launch Audio Incubator for Latino Creators (Exclusive)

Sometime after Southern California Public Radio launched its podcast development and production division in 2019, it pledged that the entire LAist Studios slate would be hosted, produced or staffed by creators from historically excluded backgrounds. And with Hispanics comprising the plurality of Los Angeles County’s population, the studio has partnered with National Public Radio to […]

NPR’s ‘How I Built This’ Strikes Licensing Deal With Amazon Music, Wondery (Exclusive)

NPR’s How I Built This podcast, hosted by Guy Raz, has struck an exclusive three-year licensing and ad deal with Amazon Music and Wondery, marking the first deal of this type Amazon and Wondery have made with an NPR podcast. New episodes of the show will drop one week early for Amazon Music, Amazon Prime and Wondery+ […]

Audie Cornish Joins CNN+ After Leaving NPR

Journalist Audie Cornish, who left National Public Radio last week after 15 years, is joining CNN. Cornish will host a weekly program for the forthcoming CNN+ streaming service, and appear as a correspondent on live daily programming on both CNN’s linear channel and on streaming. Cornish will also host a podcast for CNN Audio. At […]

Ozy Media CEO Carlos Watson Resigns From NPR Board of Directors

Ozy Media founder and CEO Carlos Watson has resigned from the board of directors of National Public Radio. “Earlier today, Carlos Watson submitted his resignation from the NPR Board of Directors,” said LaFontaine Oliver, the chair of NPR’s board, in a statement Friday. “I have accepted his resignation on behalf of the Board. Mr. Watson’s […]

NPR’s Nina Gregory to Join Clubhouse as Head of News and Media Publishers

Nina Gregory, a senior editor on NPR’s arts desk, is joining Clubhouse as its head of news and media publishers, the company said on Wednesday. Gregory, who has spent the last 15 years at NPR, will head to Clubhouse on Sept. 27 and will work with established media brands on how they can engage with […]

Biden Nominates Sony’s Tom Rothman as Corporation for Public Broadcasting Board Member

President Joe Biden has nominated Tom Rothman, the CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s motion pictures group, to serve on the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which promotes and supports public broadcasters, most notably PBS and NPR member stations. Rothman signed a new contract extension with Sony just a few weeks ago, keeping him […]

Tiffany Haddish (Hilariously) Explains Why She Told Nicolas Cage About Her First Orgasm

Tiffany Haddish just had to make a confession to Nicolas Cage in order to focus and work with the Oscar-winning actor on their project. Haddish was a recent guest on NPR’s It’s Been A Minute where she recounted a hilarious tale about confessing a personal moment to the “amazing” Cage in order to be comfortable […]

Creators Weigh Options as Apple, Spotify Roll Out Subscription Podcast Offerings

Amid a gold rush for advertising in podcasts — total ad revenue is expected to exceed $1.3 billion this year and, by 2023, that figure jumps to $2 billion — Spotify and Apple are both rolling out new creator tools in an emerging area: subscriptions. In April, Spotify staked a claim by unveiling its service […]

Endeavor Content Taps CBS Films’ Scott Shooman to Lead New NPR Partnership (Exclusive)

Endeavor Content has hired CBS Films executive Scott Shooman to oversee its new partnership with NPR.

‘Killing Eve,’ ‘Pose,’ ‘The Good Place’ Among Peabody Entertainment Winners

The Peabody Awards board of jurors has revealed the 2019 winners in its entertainment, children's, documentary, news and radio categories.

NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ Parts Ways With David Edelstein After ‘Last Tango’ Rape Scene Joke

NPR's 'Fresh Air' has parted ways with contributor David Edelstein after the film critic made a joke about the rape scene in 'Last Tango in Paris' on his Facebook page following the death of director Bernardo Bertolucci on Monday.

Seth MacFarlane Donates $2.5M to NPR After Criticizing Fox News

Seth MacFarlane donates $2.5 Million to NPR after criticizing Fox News.