We better pay attention to Serial

People. Regular ol’ people, all around the world, actually, more than 5 million people, are actually interested in journalism.

Well, Serial to be specific.

No podcast has ever reached that many downloads from iTunes so fast according to Apple. It’s even harder to ignore the podcast considering the 17k Soundcloud listeners Soundcloud and 37k Reddit subscribers.

When newspapers, television, and radio’s old business model didn’t fit the new world, it was easy to blame the selfie generation. It seemed like all kids wanted was sugary-sweet linkbait without any leafy green news.

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Nina Mehta is a writer and product design leader in Brooklyn, New York. She began her design career in journalism and has been writing online for 20+ years. Nina is from outside Chicago has since lived and worked in San Francisco, Berlin, London, and Tokyo. Learn about her work at

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