ST. PAUL, Minn. and NEW YORK, February 13, 2018 –The New York Times’s audio news report, The Daily, will soon extend its current following of 4.5 million monthly unique listeners to the national radio audience. Beginning in April 2018, American Public Media (APM) will distribute a radio edition of the popular daily podcast to public radio listeners across the country. This new collaboration between The New York Times and APM will launch an effort to bring additional trusted news content to a radio audience and will mark the first endeavor into public radio for The Daily.
Published every weekday and hosted by Michael Barbaro, The Daily draws on the unrivaled quality and expertise of The New York Times’s global footprint of more than 1,450 journalists. The radio edition will give public radio listeners a deep analysis of one or two of the day’s top news stories and will air weekday evenings.
“It’s been such a joy to see The Daily welcomed into millions of people’s lives over the past year,” said Theo Balcomb, managing producer for The Daily. “As a team, we’ve aspired to earn that trust by offering listeners a rich understanding of the day’s biggest news. And now, we’re thrilled to introduce The Daily to a whole new audience of radio listeners.”
“Public Radio has long been committed to in-depth news reporting and vibrant storytelling. We think The Daily will be a powerful addition to that programming,” said Kinsey Wilson, who advocated for The New York Times’s initial investment in audio and has served as an advisor to The New York Times and its audio team.
The weekday evening radio edition of The Daily joins other acclaimed news brands in APM’s well-rounded portfolio such as Marketplace and BBC World Service, and from this new collaboration, APM’s nearly 20 million weekly listeners will gain even more enhanced depth and research-backed reporting.
“With The Daily, The New York Times has created a stunningly powerful piece of work that will immediately become essential – if not critically important – in helping public media audiences better assess the complexities of their world today,” said Lynne Clendenin, vice president of programming at Oregon Public Broadcasting.
“We are thrilled to bring another trusted brand to APM’s portfolio for our listeners,” said Dave Kansas, executive vice president and chief content officer for American Public Media Group. “This is a tremendous opportunity to deliver additional perspectives and more context to the constant stream of headlines. We know our listeners want to better understand the world they live in and collaborating with The New York Times to bring something like this to our audiences is a game changer for public radio.”