New York Times Audio Could Spur a Realignment of the Podcasting Landscape

If The Times succeeds, other publishers might remove the middlemen too

The New York Times announced this morning that it was seeking volunteers to beta test its newest experiment, an app called New York Times Audio, which will function as a clearinghouse for all the audio products under The Times’ banner, including its podcasts, read-aloud journalism, Audm-produced pieces and more.