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This week’s jpod looks at how different publishing platforms in the news industry are approaching curation and aggregation of news, from sources across the web including news outlets, bloggers and social media platforms.’s news editor Rachel McAthy speaks to:

In the spirit of curation, here is a list of some related reading and resources on this topic:

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August 6th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted by in Broadcasting, Multimedia has made its first few steps into the world of podcasting in recent weeks and wants to know how we can use audio in the best way for you.

As well as filing radio features and interviews from events we attend, will also bring you a weekly news-round up of the top stories we think you should know about – our latest one can be found here.

You can already sign up to receive all podcasts by RSS feed or subscribe to our iTunes podcast account.

Feel free to leave comments below on what audio activity you want to see from us in the future or email multimedia reporter Rachel [] with your comments.

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Columbia J-school New Media: Podcast on Twitter for journalists

January 14th, 2009 | 1 Comment | Posted by in Editors' pick

Ninety minute podcast featuring four prominent speakers on the subject of using Twitter in journalism. Download it to your iPod and listen to it on the train! Full story…

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Wired Journalists: How to start a podcast – an introductory guide

Patrick Thornton starts an introductory guide to podcasting in the Wired Journalists tutorials. He starts by recommending Audacity as editing software.

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Media Guardian: Pew survey shows growing podcast popularity

August 29th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted by in Editors' pick

Online users are spending more and more time downloading podcasts to watch or listen to later, a new US study has shown.

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Guardian seeks independent producer for football podcast

June 23rd, 2008 | No Comments | Posted by in Uncategorized

The Guardian is searching for a new independent producer for its Football Weekly podcast.

According to an announcement via the Radio Academy, the application process for producing Football Weekly and Football Weekly Extra for the 2008/9 season is now open.

“After two really successful seasons working with production companies that shared the vision and helped establish the programmes as the UK’s leading football podcast brand, we’re looking to build on the great work already done. We want to increase the reach and profile of the shows, and continue to be the net’s number one destination for football podcasts,” said Matt Wells, the Guardian’s head of audio, in the statement.

In January Wells told an industry gathering that the podcast was downloaded 80-100,000 times a week.

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MediaGuardian Radio Reborn 2008: Guardian readies ads for podcasts

April 28th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted by in Advertising, Events

The Guardian will soon introduce ad spots to its podcasts in the next few weeks, the title’s head of audio told an industry conference today.

Matt Wells, who announced the plans in January, said a range of bluechip advertisers were interested in the spots, though he did not elaborate on which podcasts would be the first to feature the advertising.

The argument for introducing podcast ads had been significantly boosted by the success of the Guardian’s advertising within its video content, Wells added.

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Washington Post Facebook app attracts 350,000 downloads

March 26th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted by in Multimedia, Online Journalism

Jim Brady, executive editor of, discusses widgets, podcasts, vodcasts and live streaming in the interview with below.

Brady says the Post’s political application on Facebook, which has been downloaded around 350,000 times, was a simple and relatively inexpensive way of promoting the WaPo brand.

However, he says that when experimenting with any new distribution methods – whether widgets, audio or video – it’s crucial to get the editorial content right first, regardless of what technology is in place.

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Clark Boyd, technology correspondent for The World – a joint production by the BBC and US public service broadcaster WGBH – discusses the merits of podcasting in this video.

Boyd says there is a future for audio content in this form, which will not be supplanted by video.

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Press Gazette: New Guardian morning news podcast to take on BBC

February 15th, 2008 | 1 Comment | Posted by in Editors' pick

Matt Wells, head of audio at the Guardian, says the new morning news podcast will offer listeners an alternative to the BBC, which currently dominates the breakfast market.

Last month Wells criticised the BBC’s own podcasts for attracting ‘unimpressive’ audience figures.

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