Good morning! Today’s newsletter is brought to you by Peter.

Only TWO WEEKS until the Publisher Podcast & Newsletter Summit and LOOK at that Podcast lineup!!! If you’re a publisher with podcasts, this really is the conference for you.

See the full agenda and get your tickets

Shortlist announcement for the Publisher Newsletter Awards 2024

Media Voices are proud to reveal the shortlist for the second year of the Publisher Newsletter Awards, with moe than 100 newsletters making the cut across 16 categories.


At the risk of sounding like a LinkedIn post, I am delighted to share with you the shortlist for the second year of the Publisher Newsletter Awards. the shortlist spans 16 categories, including Best B2B, Food & Drink and Entertainment & Culture newsletters, as well as Newsletter Launch and Newsletter Hero of the Year.

The 100-plus newsletters on the shortlist come from publishers of all shapes and sizes, from global news operations to local indie publications. The winners will be decided by a line-up of 40 judges, an equally diverse group that includes newsletter executives from the FT and National World and creators like Edinburgh Minute founder Michael MacLeod. The winners will be revealed at a ‘summer party’ awards ceremony in London on 23rd July 2023.

Our Awards coordinator Joanna Cummings said, “We’ve had some genuinely brilliant entries this year. We were particularly excited to see the number of great launches in the last 12 months, proving that publishers are really embracing newsletters as a way to build on relationships with their audiences.”


What does the public in six countries think of generative AI in news?

Most of the public expect generative AI to have a large impact on virtually every sector of society in the next five years.

This is a fairly broad survey by The Reuters Institute and highlights a significant variation in public expectations surrounding how different professions will use generative AI. Half the people surveyed trust scientists and healthcare professionals to use it responsibly. But less than one-third trust social media companies, politicians, and news media to use generative AI responsibly. The starting point for publishers trying to build trust will be to label content where generative AI has been used – 95% of respondents wanted some form of disclosure.


How BBC’s breaking news alerts are giving voters – and political parties – an electoral buzz

With BBC news app alerts reaching as many as 7m Britons, parties are desperately trying to influence what gets pushed out

Did you delete the BBC’s ‘WHAT NOW?’ alerts during the pandemic? Well it looks like you need to turn them on again if you want to keep up with the 7 million Britons relying on notifications to let them know what’s going on in the UK’s election. Writing in the Guardian, Jim Waterstone says, “This election could be the one where these alerts become recognised as the digital equivalent of the newspaper front page, blaring a top-line summary of an event to the public.”


How managers can play their part supporting journalists’ mental health

Book extract by Hannah Storm about mental health and wellbeing for journalists. What managers can do to help their staff.

I interviewed Hannah Storm about improving the mental health of people who work in the media a couple of years ago. Since then, she’s facilitated conversations with hundreds of journalists from around the world and in this extract from her recently published book she offers a wonderful reminder for publishing bosses trying build a more open, healthier, better performing culture. She writes, “Empathetic managers tend to recognise that the people who work with them are humans and not cogs in a machine.” ????????????

More from Media Voices


Preview: The Publisher Podcast & Newsletter Summit 2024

While the podcast is on a break we’ve been hard at work assembling the industry’s best and brightest publishers to …


Why the podcast industry cannot abandon its search for new stars

Our industry is overdue for its next breakout star, so why are there none on the horizon? Podcast platforms should reinvest in incubators.


What happened to The Atlantic’s newsletters for subscribers scheme?

“The risk of losing people in the newsletter world has declined,” CEO Nicholas Thompson told Media Voices.

✉️ Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up to The Media Roundup here for the four most important stories in your inbox, every weekday.

???? Want to reach our audience of publishing and media professionals? Here’s our sponsorship options for the podcast and newsletter. Or just reply to this email and we can build you a custom bundle.

???? Do you have a podcast and/or newsletter and want to take them to the next level? We’d love to see you at our Publisher Podcast and Newsletter Summit.

???? Take your relationship with us to the next level: we’d love you to join our community of fellow media professionals.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *