The Secret to 'Serial': An Afternoon With Sarah Koenig

April 16, 2015 5:01 PM

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Last month, Boston University held the Power of Narrative Conference which focused on how journalists can stay savvy, skillful, and up-to-date in today's fast-paced and digital-focused world. One of the highlights of the event was the final keynote speaker, Sarah Koenig, host and executive producer of the widely popular podcast Serial.

Koenig's discussion revolved around the unexpected success of the show, whose origins were humble, to say the least, since Koenig had modest expectations. From an estimated 300,000 downloads at most, the entire podcast garnered 78 million, instead -- that's 6.5 million downloads per episode. Koenig ...

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