Saturday, November 8, 2008

Why I Love NPR Reason No. 1: The NYTimes sucks at Podcasts

The host of The New York Times' Weekend Business podcast has a nice tenor to his voice, but sounds like he's reading off a cue card, or you know, talking to a Taiwanese elementary school student.

I know the major news outlets are taking their first wobbly steps in this new world of multimedia. In time, I'm sure they'll figure it out. But I probably won't listen to another NYtimes podcast until someone recommends it.

1 comment:

Preppy McPrepperson said...

YES. I'm glad I'm not the only person who listened that podcast. I love the NYT for trying, but yeah, a lot of their journos have poor speaking voices. Interestingly, the ones who do it best (listen to the Collins/Brooks ops podcasts, for an example) are those who are used to getting called on to radio to discuss their stories.

Also, it really is a particular problem for Jeff Sommer. I listen to the Guardian's weekly biz podcast all the time and it's clear as a bell.