NY Times Now Podcasting

Old media met new media as The New York Times today said that a new podcasting feature which began on January 26 had already found its way into the top five most requested downloads on the iTunes Music Store’s top 100 daily podcasts lists. The one in particular which was generating the most buzz is a summary of the newspaper’s front page stories.

The New York Times podcasts, the newspaper said, focus in on, besides front page news story summaries, reviews from Culture and Dining, an Olympics Update and select interviews from The New York Times speaker series, TimesTalks, including media reporter Bill Carter’s recent interview with Larry David from The Times’s fifth annual Arts & Leisure Weekend.

“Our first podcasts represent a modest expansion of the audio we’ve been distributing over the Web and on WQXR Radio,” said Jonathan I. Landman, deputy managing editor, The New York Times, said in a statement. “We expect to offer a more ambitious menu of original productions in the coming weeks and months.”