What’s the news about the new News app? First, Newsstand is dead, but standalone news apps remain alive. Second, there’s so much unknown about whether the iOS 9 News app, announced at WWDC, will affect consumption of news and how publications produce it.
Joining Glenn Fleishman on this podcast are Jason Snell, proprietor of Six Colors and former editorial director at IDG, who knows from news sites big and small, and Tom Standage, deputy editor of the Economist, where he heads up the periodical’s digital strategy. The *Economist* was a launch partner in the News app. (Tom’s also the author of several fine books.)
We talk mostly about the publishing side of the equation: will this add voices to the mix of news people read, provide a new and viable business model, and exactly *how* will Apple choose what news feeds—and even what stories—wind up in the app?
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