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The Media's Hits And Misses In 2014

The first season of Serial -- the record-smashing podcast from the producers of This American Life -- finished on December 18 (Casey Fiesler/Flickr).
The first season of Serial -- the record-smashing podcast from the producers of This American Life -- finished on December 18 (Casey Fiesler/Flickr).

On Monday, fans of the podcast “Serial” rejoiced when “The Intercept” published an exclusive interview with Jay Wilds, a key source in the podcast’s true-crime story.

Serial became an unexpected sensation this fall — it’s the fastest-downloaded podcast in iTunes history — but many listeners were disappointed that reporter Sarah Koenig failed to record an interview with Wilds within the twelve weekly episodes.

Here & Now’s Robin Young looks back at these big stories with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik.

David’s Highlights

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