Andy Dickinson Andy is a Senior lecturer in Journalism at Manchester Metropolitan University where he is the program lead for the MA Multimedia Journalism.

Text to voice podcasts - as crap as you think they would be?

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Jemima over at dotjournalism has a great comment about the rise of text-to-speech podcasts:

So yes – an inevitable innovation, but not one that does anything at all for the medium of podcasting. This technology must be ergonomic, rather than built around the convenience of the producer. It will only work for people when it has been humanised.

If you havnt visited dotjournalism then you should. How Jemima manages to find time to produce so much stuff I will never know.

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