Open for Podcasts: The 25th Annual Webby Awards


PodMov Daily: Tuesday, October 13

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Open for Podcasts: The 25th Annual Webby Awards

Entries are now open for the 25th Annual Webby Awards, and podcasts are front and center. Since 1996, The Webby Awards has honored the world’s best digital creators, media makers, inventors, artists, and innovators on the internet. Past winners in podcasting include Gimlet Media, PRX, and Pineapple Street Media.

Honors for outstanding work in podcasts include Business, Diversity and Inclusion, News and Politics, Best Host, and Best Writing and Craft. Individual episodes, mini-series, and specials are recognized as well. Pod Save the People host and activist DeRay Mckesson (above) is one of the many expert judges in the podcast ecosystem.

Called “the Internet's highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences — a 2000+ member judging body. Check out past winners and nominees and new judges for 2021. Early entry pricing will apply prior to the Early Deadline on Friday, October 30th.

The First “Black Women, the Experience” Podcast Grant

The Black & Brown Podcast Collective has announced the “Black Women, the Experience” Podcast Grant. Unrestricted microgrants will be awarded to Black women who are sharing their unique stories and experiences through podcasting. Applications will be available starting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14.

“Unfortunately, at times, the narratives of Black women are often overlooked and forgotten. At times it’s silenced, misconstrued, changed, and often miscommunicated,” writes founder Marsha. The Collective, an extension of the postponed Black & Brown Podcast Festival and Awards, seeks to help change that reality.

Applications will be evaluated based on message and impact, differentiation and uniqueness, and consistency. Grant amounts will range from $250 to $1,000 depending on the podcast’s content, length, and need. To submit, support, and learn more, sign up for The Black & Brown Podcast Collective free of charge.

The Ken Coleman Show: Career Advice You Can Trust

In this time of economic struggle, career solutions are more urgent than ever. Each week on The Ken Coleman Show, radio veteran and bestselling author Ken Coleman delivers practical advice you can trust. Tune in for caller-driven conversations with actionable answers.

“Ken skillfully meets listeners where they are, whether they’re a seasoned worker who’s been laid off, or furloughed, or the new graduate who’s entering a competitive and challenging job market,” says Brian Mayfield, executive vice president of Ramsey Media, home to The Ramsey Network of shows.

Many of us are in new territory and searching for a plan. Through career transitions, job losses, and more, Ken’s expert insights help thousands plan for a secure future. Ready to build career confidence? Subscribe to The Ken Coleman Show wherever you get your podcasts.

Commitment is an act, not a word.

Here's what else is going on:

  • Open case: Alta Asks Live: True-Crime Podcasts is tomorrow at 12:30 pm PT. Once Upon a Crime host and producer Esther Ludlow and crime author Denise Hamilton will break down the making of a true crime podcast, followed by a cold-case Q&A. Registration is free.
  • Like velvet: If you’re not sounding your best, NPR’s Jessica Hansen has a solution. Problems like nervousness, stumbling, dry mouth, and low energy can be solved with Hansen’s downloadable one-sheet guides. One is for speakers, and the other has specific coaching tips.
  • Fresh mix: Podcast journalist Peter Wells shares inspiration from his favorite creators. Richard Parks III (Richard’s Famous Food Podcast) asks, ​“Why would you make a podcast if you didn't have something different to offer in this incredibly crowded static world that we live in?”
  • Power tools: On October 26, NPR senior editorial director Tamar Charney will begin teaching a free, four-week online course. “The Power of Digital Audio Storytelling: From Podcasts to Voice Assistants” is presented by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

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