The Media Show

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      Facebook's algorithm change and why you should care


      Facebook has announced it will change how its news feed works. Posts from friends and family will take priority over content from media companies. Adweek has called it "the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb on the media industry". Andrea Catherwood is joined by Niall McGarry founder of JOE Media and Piers North, Trinity Mirror's Head of Digital. Also in the programme, Emma Scott, CEO of Beano Studios on 80 years of The Beano, and Professor Brian Cathcart, founder of Hacked Off and Gary...


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      28m
       

      When journalists burn their sources


      What can journalism learn from Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff's blockbuster account of life inside President Trump's White House? How does a reporter persuade the rich and powerful to let them into their world - and when they've got what they wanted, is it ever OK to burn their sources on the way out? Also, why the tech giants are now taking the digital detox trend very seriously. Andrea Catherwood is joined by Polly Curtis, HuffPost UK editor in chief, Maija Palmer, social media journalist...


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      33m
       

      The battle for Christmas


      Christmas has traditionally been a big event for broadcasters. But this year, how did British TV channels perform in the age of Netflix and Amazon? Also in the programme, a look-ahead to some of the big media stories coming up in 2018 including the government's decision on moving Channel 4. Julian Worricker is joined by Justin Sampson, Chief Executive of BARB, Clare Enders, founder of Enders Analysis, Nick North, BBC Director of Audiences, Cat Lewis, CEO of Nine Lives Media, and John...


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      27m
       

      Who wants to be a TV format millionaire?


      British TV producers are responsible for some of the world's most popular shows. What is the secret to creating a hit format? Amol Rajan gets advice from Richard Osman, creative director of Endemol UK, Karen Smith, co-devisor of Strictly Come Dancing and Paul Smith who was part of the team behind Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Robin Hilton is a partner at the law firm Sheridans and John McVay is Chief Executive of Pact. Presenter: Amol Rajan Producer: Richard Hooper Assistant producer:...


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      28m
       

      Peston's Brexit confession and BBC religious coverage


      Robert Peston found fame for his string of scoops during the financial crisis of 2007. In his new book WTF he admits to how he voted in the EU referendum but insists his impartiality as ITV Political Editor has not been compromised. The BBC has announced substantial changes to the way it covers religion and says it should do more to reflect non-Christian life. Stephen Pollard is editor of The Jewish Chronicle, Aaqil Ahmed is the former head of religion at the BBC, Nisha Parti is producer...


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      39m
       

      End of the Age of Murdoch?


      Walt Disney is rumoured to be finalising a $60bn takeover of the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox. Brian Wieser is an analyst for Pivotal Research Group and Matthew Garrahan is the FT's global media editor. The publicist Max Clifford has died - what is left of the culture of celebrity journalism that he did so much to create? Rosie Nixon is editor in chief of HELLO! and Camilla Wright is the co-founder and editor of Popbitch. Buzzfeed has announced job cuts in the UK. James Ball...


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      33m
       2017-12-13

      The Guardian's Kath Viner, Spin doctors v broadcasters, Channel 4 News editor Ben De Pear


      Katharine Viner, the editor-in-chief of Guardian News and Media, discusses the newspaper's financial and digital future with Media Show presenter Amol Rajan. Also - we lift the lid on the intimate and sometimes fraught relationship between political party directors of communication and spin doctors on the one hand, and political programmes and broadcasters on the other. Each side needs the other, but what happens when their interests do not coincide? We gain an insight into the rows,...


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      39m
       2017-12-06

      The Royal Family and critical journalism


      Prince Harry is getting married and newspapers have devoted dozens of pages to the story. But do British journalists abandon their principles when it comes to the Monarchy? Charles Anson was the Queen's press secretary, Emily Andrews is Royal correspondent for The Sun, Tim Ewart was ITN's Royal Editor and Tim Montgomerie is the founder of UnHerd. The Financial Times is now reaching a record number of paying subscribers. FT editor Lionel Barber explains his strategy. Presenter: Amol...


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      52m
       2017-11-29

      The power of the crowd


      Paperchase has apologised for a promotion offered in the Daily Mail. The stationery retailer backtracked after being targeted on social media by campaigners. Stop Funding Hate believes that an advertising boycott can change the editorial stance of newspapers they disagree with. Amol Rajan is joined by Owen Jones, Johnny Hornby, founder of The&Partnership, Christian May, editor of the newspaper City AM, and Jane Martinson of The Guardian. Donald Trelford was the editor of The Observer from...


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      40m
       2017-11-22

      Russia and the information wars


      Vladimir Putin has been accused by the UK government of weaponising information to sow discord in the West. Amol Rajan is joined by Dmitry Linnik, former London bureau chief of Voice of Russia, James Nixey, head of Russia programme at Chatham House and Carole Cadwalladr of The Guardian. Jeremy Thompson was one of Sky News' biggest stars until his retirement last year. Now he's written his memoir, Breaking News. Presenter: Amol Rajan Producer: Richard Hooper.


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      37m
       2017-11-15