…The Podcast Academy adds several new members to its Board of Governors, which establishes the organization’s strategic vision and goals. They include Becky Celestina, Head of Acast Creator Network, Chirag Desai, Founder of Amaeya Media, Martha Little, Editor-in-Chief of Audible, Valentina Kaledina, Business Development Manager of Castbox, Daniel J. Lewis, Founder of My Podcast Reviews , Steve Wilson, Chief Strategy Officer, QCode, Head of Marketing and Audience, PodcastOne. Development Ilana Susnow and Tuckered Out host Ami Thakkar. The group is the first to be elected by TPA members, and they join 11 named founding members. They will take office on May 1 for a two-year term.
…Audacity is working on new findings on his listening app that the chief revenue officer Brian Benedik dit are centered on connecting podcasts, radio streams and music to the moments that matter most to listeners. In a guest comment in Fast Company, he also says the company launched its Audacy digital audience network last month based on advertisers’ desire to access all of the company’s digital assets in one place.
…Evergreen Podcasts launched a new true crime channel called KillerPodcasts. The channel is a curated collection of paranormal and crime-focused shows. Evergreen says it includes podcasts such as Ohio Mysteries, Mad Scientist Podcast, Who Killed…? and Spooky Science Sister. In addition, Evergreen Podcasts has also hired Julie Holidays as the company’s marketing director. Holiday is also a former news anchor at iHeartMedia news-talk WTAM Cleveland (1100) and morning traffic reporter on WOIO-TV Cleveland.
… Being a college podcaster has paid off for a Ohio University student. Nia Dumas was the first-ever podcast production intern at Tegna’s True Crime Network last summer and has now landed a job as a producer-in-residence at Tegna-owned WKYC-TV Cleveland. During his college years, Dumas created the podcast Melanin in the Media. “It shows that I have many facets,” Dumas said in a statement from the University. “I think companies want someone who can do multiple things. If you can write, edit audio and video, you are a high quality commodity.