This week, Lydia Mossahebi, Head of Editorial for the Beano Digital Network, talks to us about how they bring the essence of the comic to life online. We discuss the role of data and the ‘Beano Brain’ in making editorial decisions, how they keep up with what the next ‘big thing’ is for kids, and how video is becoming a huge part of the work they do. Farting zebras may come up in conversation.

In the news roundup the team debates the ethics of Facebook cracking down on medical misinformation in the newsfeed, Apple News+ going on a ‘listening tour’ after a disastrous first few months, and good news for The Economist’s newsletter team. The team invites Big Bird onto a panel about online misinformation for some reason.

See the full transcript here.


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