Weekly Subscription News: Podcasts, Print and Public Policy

Featuring SiriusXM, Google News Showcase, Spotify, Alexa and Manchester Mill

Since tomorrow is Christmas Day, we are bringing you our weekly subscription round-up a day early. In this week’s headlines, the National Newspaper Association and News Media Alliance combine forces on postal and public policy, and SiriusXM bundles Discovery+ with subscription plans. Also, Amazon will follow the lead of other tech companies by lowering its share of Alexa skill-developer revenue, a popular Substack newsletter – Manchester Mill – runs its first print edition, and Spotify is rolling out public-facing podcast ratings. Happy Holidays from the Subscription Insider team!

National Newspaper Association and News Media Alliance Combine Forces on Postal, Public Policy
News Media Alliance

SiriusXM to Bundle Discovery+ with Subscription Plan
The Hollywood Reporter

Why U.S. Publishers Aren’t Signing up to Google News Showcase
Press Gazette

New York Times Pioneers Add-On Subscriptions, Games & Cooking Apps Hit 1M Subscribers
Media Post

Amazon to Lower Its Cut of Alexa Skill Developer Revenue in 2022
TechCrunch

Spotify Is Rolling Out Public-Facing Podcast Ratings
Tubefilter

A Popular Substack Newsletter Published Its First Print Edition
Manchester Mill

A Federal Subsidy for Local Journalists Continues to Advance…But Slowly
Poynter