Been asking around the newsroom of the International Herald Tribune as to why we don't have a podcast of our best story of the day.
Problem: We don't have the in-house expertise right now to do podcast editing, but we came up with the concept of dial-in podcasting.
Business idea: Our far-flung reporters - and others eager for high quality podcasts - would call in their stories from the field (like we used to do to the recording room) to a high quality editing service that would splice together the best version and put a standard intro on the start and finish of each podcast. The podcast would then be automatically posted on our website. (Sounds ripe for an enterprising outsourcer!)