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Media Masters is a podcast that takes you behind the scenes of the media and into the minds of the people at the top of the game. Host Paul Blanchard sits down each week for an extended one-to-one interview with figures from the worlds of journalism and publishing, TV and radio, politics, PR, and even the glitzy corridors of Hollywood show business. Media Masters takes you through the highs, lows and lessons learned of the some of the most interesting characters working in the media today.

Media Masters is a podcast that takes you behind the scenes of the media and into the minds of the people at the top of the game. Host Paul Blanchard sits down each week for an extended one-to-one interview with figures from the worlds of journalism and publishing, TV and radio, politics, PR, and even the glitzy corridors of Hollywood show business. Media Masters takes you through the highs, lows and lessons learned of the some of the most interesting characters working in the media today.
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Media Masters is a podcast that takes you behind the scenes of the media and into the minds of the people at the top of the game. Host Paul Blanchard sits down each week for an extended one-to-one interview with figures from the worlds of journalism and publishing, TV and radio, politics, PR, and even the glitzy corridors of Hollywood show business. Media Masters takes you through the highs, lows and lessons learned of the some of the most interesting characters working in the media today.

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08453888875


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Media Masters - Elizabeth Day

1/16/2019
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Elizabeth Day is an award-winning author, journalist and podcaster. Landing her first column aged 12 in her local paper, she went on to become a journalist for the Observer before going freelance. She has written for a range of newspapers and magazines in the UK and the US including the Times, the Telegraph, Vogue and Elle. Now a columnist for the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine and contributing editor for Harper’s Bazaar, she has also written four novels. Lauded by critics for its painful...

Duration:00:56:12

Media Masters - Erwin James

1/9/2019
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Erwin James is editor-in-chief of Inside Time, the UK’s only newspaper for prisoners. Convicted in 1982 for two murders and sentenced to life, he went on the run to the French Foreign Legion for two years before handing himself in. In his two decades behind bars, he studied English and discovered a love of writing. This led to ‘A Life Inside’, the first ever national newspaper column written by a serving prisoner, which appeared in the Guardian until his release in 2004. A vocal campaigner...

Duration:00:53:11

Media Masters - Ewan Vinnicombe

1/4/2019
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Ewan Vinnicombe is editor of Blue Peter. A lifelong fan of the show - and a proud recipient of one of its sought-after badges when he was just six years old - he started with the BBC aged 21 as a “tea boy for the Chuckle Brothers,” before moving on to entertainment development. He later became head of presentation, producing shows such as 'CBeebies Bedtime Stories' and the live links between programmes featuring children's favourite Hacker T Dog. In this in-depth interview, he takes us...

Duration:00:57:38

Media Masters - Martha Lane Fox

12/27/2018
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Martha Lane Fox is founder of Doteveryone and a member of the House of Lords. A successful entrepreneur, she co-founded Lastminute.com in 1998, which eventually sold for £577 million in 2005, the same year she launched karaoke chain Lucky Voice. She is chancellor of the Open University, patron of several charities and a board member at Twitter and Chanel. In this in-depth interview, she discusses how she uses her voice in the public and private sector to push for action on climate change,...

Duration:00:47:08

Media Masters - Sir Harold Evans

12/20/2018
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Sir Harold Evans is former editor of the Sunday Times. Revered throughout Fleet Street, his name is synonymous with the golden age of investigative journalism; during his career he has risked prison, defied the courts, and put his newspaper’s very existence on the line in pursuit of the truth. In doing so, he has exposed government cover-ups; brought thalidomide to public attention, later winning compensation for victims; and campaigned for a national cervical screening programme which...

Duration:00:59:47

Media Masters - Miranda Sawyer

12/12/2018
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Miranda Sawyer is a journalist, broadcaster and best-selling author. Starting in the 80s at iconic magazine Smash Hits, she was synonymous with ‘Madchester’ and the rave scene in the 90s, and has since built a portfolio career covering print, radio, television and publishing. She has been the Observer’s audio critic for 13 years, and has interviewed artists from the Happy Mondays to Madonna. In this in-depth interview, she describes the joy of writing a well-crafted hatchet job, shares her...

Duration:01:00:36

Media Masters - James Ledbetter

12/3/2018
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James Ledbetter is editor-in-chief of American business magazine Inc. Taking the reins in 2014, he oversees a global multimedia business covering print, digital, video, custom publishing and live events with a monthly online audience of 20 million and a print circulation of 700,000. Their ‘Inc 5000’ list is the definitive ranking of America’s fastest-growing, privately held companies. In this in-depth interview, he takes us through the magazine’s 40-year history from the three-piece suits...

Duration:00:59:51

Media Masters - Matthew Belloni

11/28/2018
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Matthew Belloni is editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter. A former attorney, in 2008 he swapped the courtroom for the newsroom, two years after becoming their entertainment law editor. Now in charge of a global brand, he oversees 150 editorial staff who produce an array of multimedia content for an audience of over 35 million worldwide. In this in-depth interview, he reveals the unglamorous reality of red carpet reporting, describes the “colossal failure” of the Academy to make the...

Duration:00:56:14

Media Masters - Julie Etchingham

11/19/2018
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Julie Etchingham presents ITV’s News at Ten, and fronts their major current affairs shows Tonight, Exposure and On Assignment. Starting her career as a BBC trainee in 1990, she has worked for Sky and ITV, reporting on global events such as Grenfell, the US and UK elections and terror attacks in Westminster, Paris and Brussels. She also led ITV’s coverage of the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and in 2015 was the first woman to moderate a general election leaders’ debate. A vocal...

Duration:00:59:51

Media Masters - Adrian Monck

11/14/2018
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Adrian Monck is managing director of the World Economic Forum, best known for their flagship conference at Davos. The annual event brings together the world’s political leaders with entrepreneurs, economists and celebrities to discuss the most pressing issues facing humanity. In this in-depth interview, the former broadcast journalist and university professor talks behind the scenes at Davos, how social media is helping the Forum to reach new audiences worldwide – and reveals what it...

Duration:00:59:35

Media Masters - Stephen Wright

11/8/2018
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Stephen Wright is associate news editor at the Daily Mail. His reporting of the Stephen Lawrence murder drove the paper’s campaign to bring his killers to justice. During his 30-year career he has written about the country’s most shocking murders, investigated criminal gangs, and exposed police corruption. In this in-depth interview, he discusses the difficulty of reporting distressing court details, how the press/police relationship suffered after Leveson – and recalls how he feared for...

Duration:00:53:10

Media Masters - Emma Banks

10/31/2018
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As co-head of Creative Arts Agency, music industry agent Emma Banks leads a £200m business with 2,000 employees. Her clients include some of the biggest names in music such as Florence + The Machine, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Muse. During her 25-year career, she has received a number of industry gongs – including the 2018 MITS award for her “significant contribution to the UK music industry”, having been hailed “a trailblazer for women”. In this in-depth...

Duration:00:57:59

Media Masters - Mark Williams-Thomas

10/25/2018
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Mark Williams-Thomas is a multi award-winning investigative reporter. After a 12-year career with Surrey Police, he became an advisor for television crime dramas, and got his first on-screen presenting job while organising a sting on a German paedophile in 2008 for ITV’s Tonight programme. He has since reported on a number of major investigations, including the murder of Tia Sharp and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. In this in-depth interview, he discusses his involvement with the...

Duration:00:59:35

Media Masters - Julio Bruno

10/18/2018
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Julio Bruno is chief executive of Time Out Group. During his three years at the helm, he has overseen the brand’s transformation into a multi-platform media, entertainment, retail and e-commerce operation with a global audience of 217 million. He has also coordinated the expansion of the new Time Out Markets, which last year attracted 3.6 million visitors and is already helping to drive the company back to profitability with five more set to open over the next 12 months. In this in-depth...

Duration:00:41:11

Media Masters - Paul Royall

10/11/2018
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Paul Royall is editor of BBC News at Ten. After joining the BBC in 1997 as part of the original News 24 team, he worked on BBC Breakfast before becoming editor of the distinctly different Six and Ten in 2012. Since then, he has overseen reporting of two general elections, the Scottish referendum, Brexit and the presidency of Donald Trump, and has responsibility for deciding the running order of the two programmes. In this in-depth interview, he answers the question he’s most asked - about...

Duration:00:44:40

Media Masters - Rageh Omaar

10/4/2018
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Rageh Omaar is international affairs editor at ITV News. During his 25-year career, he has reported from some of the world’s most unpredictable conflicts and humanitarian disasters in Kabul, Baghdad and Gaza. His 2017 report on the impending famine in the Horn of Africa led to more than £50m of aid being raised, and cemented his reputation for hard-hitting coverage of humanitarian disasters. In this in-depth interview, he recalls some of the pivotal moments of his career, from interviewing...

Duration:00:57:39

Media Masters - Alison Phillips

9/26/2018
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Alison Phillips is editor of the Daily Mirror. She has held a number of top jobs within Trinity Mirror (now ‘Reach’), including editing the Sunday Mirror, the Sunday People and the short-lived New Day. Since taking the reins at the UK’s longest-running red-top, she has vowed to continue the newspaper’s proud history of campaigns - over the last century, the paper has been instrumental in securing more lifeboats (after the Titanic sank without enough for steerage passengers), outlawed seal...

Duration:00:47:23

Media Masters - Emily Wilson

9/20/2018
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Emily Wilson is editor of New Scientist. Following on from a successful career at the Guardian, including a stint editing its Australian edition, she is the first woman in charge of the magazine in its 62-year history. Tasked with bringing the magazine to a younger, more diverse audience, she discusses her plans to expand on its existing five million online readers. In this in-depth interview, she argues that science advocacy is “boring”, and describes how some of her favourite stories are...

Duration:00:54:25

Media Masters - Alan Rusbridger

9/13/2018
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Alan Rusbridger is former editor-in-chief of the Guardian. During his two decades at the helm, he masterminded the newspaper’s transformation into a global digital brand with a reach of over 150 million, and played a central role in coverage of major events including the phone hacking scandal, Wikileaks, and the Pulitzer prize-winning revelations involving whistleblower Edward Snowden. In this in-depth interview, he argues why President Trump’s anti-media crusade has “done us all a favour”,...

Duration:00:56:36

Media Masters - Carl Swanson

9/6/2018
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Carl Swanson is editor-at-large of New York magazine, Vulture and The Cut. Carl was pivotal in the company’s expansion into digital, and its branded websites now attract around 50 million unique users per month. In this in-depth interview, he looks back on 14 years at one of New York’s most prestigious publications, and remembers the magazine’s relationship with the then ‘New York micro-celebrity’ and frequent cover star Donald Trump.

Duration:00:37:29