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New York Times Buys ‘Serial’ Podcast’s Production Company Behind

New York Times Buys ‘Serial’ Podcast’s Production Company Behind

The New York Times, building on the success of the “Daily” podcast it parents, is expanding its role in audio journalism.

The Times Company bought Serial Productions, the company behind the hit podcast “Serial,” for $25 million. The purchase will facilitate the production company’s capacity to increase the number of shows it makes, and will allow for the promotion of those on  The Times’s channels (i.e. website, newsletters, and others).

“The idea is to drive New York Times readers and listeners toward Serial projects. There’s going to be ways that we can help Serial tell more stories, bigger stories and, down the road, figure out how our newsroom and theirs can coordinate even more deeply.”

Sam Dolnick, assistant managing editor responsible for NYT audio

“Serial,” came out in 2014 as a spinoff of “This American Life.” Serial Productions was established in 2017 by Julie Snyder, Sarah Koenig, the host of “Serial,” and Ira Glass, the host of “This American Life.”

New York City’s Got Milk

New York City makeup brand, Milk Makeup is moving into its own location: 586 Broadway. Once sold only in Sephora shops, Urban Outfitters, Birchbox and online, now Milk Makeup’s 100% vegan, cruelty-free and paraben-free products will be available in the brand’s flagship store. Created by Milk Studios, Milk Makeup creates original, healthy products that redesign… Continue Reading

New York’s Independent Store Owners Celebrate Shopping Small

New York’s independently owned shops took part in “Small Business Saturday” on November 30, 2019. This annual event, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, was created to give level the competitive holiday retail field for small businesses. This year marks the 10th anniversary of “Shop Small” and thousands of Manhattan businesses offered sales and discounts throughout… Continue Reading