Press Release

Morgan Lewis Advises New York Times Company on Serial Acquisition, Alliance with “This American Life”

Thursday, July 23, 2020

NEW YORK, July 23, 2020: Morgan Lewis represented The New York Times Company in the acquisition of Serial Productions and an ongoing creative and strategic alliance with “This American Life” podcast series.

The New York Times Company is a global media organization “dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information.” Serial Productions has produced the most listened-to podcasts in the world, with more than 625 million downloads across three seasons. “This American Life” is among the most popular weekly podcasts in the world with more than 2.8 million downloads per episode as well as 2.2 million weekly listeners across 500 public radio stations.

Morgan Lewis partners Russell Franklin and Robert Dickey and associate Katherine Dean represented The New York Times Company.