Victor Pickard: A new business model for journalism
1 big thing
by Axios
6d ago
Last year was one of the worst in recent memory for layoffs across media. Job losses in digital, broadcast and print news increased almost 71 percent from 2022, according to a recent report. Victor Pickard, professor of media policy and political economy at the University of Pennsylvania, says the current situation amounts to a "systemic market failure." To fix it, he proposes a bold new plan. Plus, Axios' Sara Fischer with her top reasons for journalism's decline; and Karen Rundlet, CEO of the Institute for Nonprofit News, on the local and nonprofit news efforts giving her hope. Guests: Vi ..read more
Visit website
Sean Daniels: Using humor on stage to combat addiction
1 big thing
by Axios
1M ago
This marks the end of so-called "Dry January," a phenomenon that's been growing in popularity. But for many, alcohol is still a daily struggle; it's the most common substance abuse addiction in the United States, affecting at least 1 out of every 10 people. Sean Daniels is a playwright and recovering addict whose critically-acclaimed autobiographical play "The White Chip" returns Off-Broadway today. Niala talks to Sean about using humor on stage to save lives. Plus, listeners tell us what Dry January meant for their lives this year. Guests: Sean Daniels, playwright of "The White Chip" and di ..read more
Visit website
Songyee Yoon: Transforming gaming using responsible AI
1 big thing
by Axios
1M ago
There are more than 3 billion video gamers worldwide. Many come--and stay--for the community. Today: AI is changing gaming for these communities, and the head of one major video game developer says we need to advance gaming for users through responsible AI. Niala talks with Songyee Yoon of NCSoft, from the Axios House at the World Economic Forum, and gets context from Axios' global technology correspondent Ryan Heath. Plus: Stephen Totilo, author of the Game File newsletter, with a reality check on the human vs. AI touch in gaming today. Guests: Songyee Yoon, president and chief strategic of ..read more
Visit website
Misty Copeland: Ballet as activism
1 big thing
by Axios
2M ago
Misty Copeland is the rare ballerina who's recognizable well beyond the world of ballet. In 2015, she became the first Black woman to reach the title of principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. Throughout her career, Misty has spoken out about being one of the few Black dancers on the professional stage, and why early and equal access to the arts is so important. Through her foundation, she’s trying to connect more young people to ballet through after-school programs. Niala Boodhoo spoke to Misty this week about forging new paths in an old art form, and why that matters f ..read more
Visit website
2023: The year China's economic miracle ended
1 big thing
by Axios
2M ago
For years, we've heard that China is an unstoppable economic engine. In 2023, that changed. One stat says it all: in the third quarter this year, foreign direct investment in China was negative for the first time in modern history. Today for the holidays we're bringing you another special episode of 1 big thing where we spotlight a leader from within our own newsroom. Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian explains why China's economic miracle has ended, but its power is still growing. Guests: Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Axios China reporter and author of "Beijing Rules: China's Quest for Global Influe ..read more
Visit website
Daniel Lubetzky and Lonnie Ali: Fighting hate with humanity
1 big thing
by Axios
2M ago
"As a passionate Muslim and a passionate Jew, we have come together to humbly share a path forward for how to transcend the construct of 'us vs. them' and side with humanity instead." That's from a recent open letter to college students across America, written by Daniel Lubetzky, founder of KIND Snacks, and Lonnie Ali, co-founder of the Muhammad Ali Center and wife of the late Muhammad Ali. Lonnie and Daniel have both witnessed the growing hatred on American college campuses as the Israel-Hamas war rages on, and they say students themselves are at the heart of the solution. In their letter, th ..read more
Visit website
Dr. Fredi Otto: Attributing extreme weather to climate change
1 big thing
by Axios
2M ago
Extreme weather is being increasingly linked to climate change, thanks to the work of scientists the world over. But Dr. Fredi Otto's contribution is unique: she is getting it done faster. That hurricane, that drought, that wildfire? Her team at World Weather Attribution can say the extent to which climate change was a factor, but within weeks, not years. In other words, she leads the world's only rapid reaction force of climate scientists. Why she says linking extreme weather events to climate change matters more than ever. Plus: the agreement that came out of COP28. And: Niala's Dubai dispa ..read more
Visit website
Harjeet Singh: Getting rich countries to pay up for climate change
1 big thing
by Axios
2M ago
UN climate conferences don't generally start off with a bang. But COP28 in Dubai this year did just that, when on day one a Loss and Damage fund was created to support developing nations hit hardest by climate change. It's been a 30-some year fight to get here for climate activists like Harjeet Singh, but he says the new fund is not enough. How one key climate activist says civil society can hold top emitters accountable. Guests: Harjeet Singh, Head of Global Political Strategy for Climate Action Network International; Andrew Freedman, senior climate reporter for Axios and co-author of the dai ..read more
Visit website
Harjeet Singh: Getting rich countries to pay up for climate change
1 big thing
by Axios
2M ago
UN climate conferences don't generally start off with a bang. But COP28 in Dubai this year did just that, when on day one a Loss and Damage fund was created to support developing nations hit hardest by climate change. It's been a 30-some year fight to get here for climate activists like Harjeet Singh, but he says the new fund is not enough. How one key climate activist says civil society can hold top emitters accountable. Guests: Harjeet Singh, Head of Global Political Strategy for Climate Action Network International; Andrew Freedman, senior climate reporter for Axios and co-author of the dai ..read more
Visit website
Laurie Santos: Finding connection in lonely times
1 big thing
by Axios
3M ago
According to the Surgeon General, about one in two American adults report experiencing loneliness. As self-help voices continue cropping up in every corner of the internet on staving off loneliness and finding happiness, Laurie Santos of Yale--host of The Happiness Lab podcast--brings a scientific perspective. She says research tell us we're bad at knowing what makes us feel good, but that getting better at it could have far-reaching consequences for society as a whole: "Ultimately, social connection really needs to be our bottom line in terms of public health." Finding connection in lonely ti ..read more
Visit website

Follow 1 big thing on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR