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Podcast Wars + What’s Cool In Print

A curated collection of can’t-miss news from this week, including 2021 publishing trends, media news and more. Sign up to get the TURNER Weekly Download in your inbox.

2021’s Coolest Magazines

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: print is not dead. The world of magazines is almost always in flux. But there are still many of creative and unique print publications that are re-imagining the space. From food to travel, from music to fashion, check out some of 2021’s best magazines.

Podcast Wars

Both Spotify and Apple are betting big on podcasts. First, Apple announced last week that it has launched a new podcast subscription service within Apple podcasts. Next, Spotify launched a new subscription podcast platform, giving creators the ability to create podcasts exclusively for paid subscribers. The streaming giant has added many exclusive podcasts recently, including offerings from Joe Rogan, Michelle Obama and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Bringing The Heat

The Substack era of journalism is here, with the subscription newsletter platform attracting major writers. Now, a new player is stepping into the mix: The Heat. “A former editor at Vanity Fair has been working for several years to create a digital publication with a business twist: Its writers will share in subscription revenue,” reports the New York Times. “Think of it as Vanity Fair meets Substack.”

Reddit On The Court

Reddit continues to slowly but surely transform into one of the most influential social media powerhouses. This week, the platform announced a new content partnership with the NBA. Now, the professional basketball league will share exclusive material to the platform in the lead-up to the coming NBA Finals.

Weekly Moment of Zen

Check out this summer’s best new movies.