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Brief Published: 4 Mar 2020

Pop-Up Podcasts & Newsletters Serve Info-Hungry Consumers

Pop-up podcasts and newsletters are proving to be efficient and reliable sources of information about the ever-evolving coronavirus situation. 


Major news publications such as CNN and the Washington Post have launched newsletters, but we're also seeing local community-driven responses (including this one) for the New York tri-state region. Podcasts are also proving to be an increasingly popular format for evolving news events. As Nicholas Quah, founder of podcast newsletter Hot Pod, writes: "Much like the wave of impeachment pods that spread across the United States a few months ago, a wave of coronavirus pods feels imminent. Over the past few days, CNN and Three Uncanny Four have both launched new audio projects that will cover the outbreak, and they almost certainly will not be the last."

US journalism foundation Nieman Lab has a round-up of the best podcasts and newsletters here.