Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio programs or music videos, over the Internet for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. The distribution format of a podcast uses either the RSS or Atom syndication formats for automatic downloading.
The term podcast, like "radio", can mean both the content and the method of delivery. The host or author of a podcast is often referred to as a "podcaster". Podcasting's essence is about creating content (audio or video) for an audience that wants to listen or watch when they want, where they want, and how they want.
Related SourceWatch Resources
- "Podcasting", Wikipedia, accessed May 2006.
- Bill Berkowitz, "Podcasting: A new weapon for the right: Are conservative think tanks and advocacy groups glomming on to podcasting as they did with talk radio?", Media Transparency, April 28, 2006.
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