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BBC Radio 4's new topical programme The Media Show, presented by journalist and former TV executive Steve Hewlett, featuring the latest stories and opinion from the fast-changing world of media in all its forms – print, television, radio, online and telecommunications.

BBC Radio 4's new topical programme The Media Show, presented by journalist and former TV executive Steve Hewlett, featuring the latest stories and opinion from the fast-changing world of media in all its forms – print, television, radio, online and telecommunications.
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BBC Radio 4's new topical programme The Media Show, presented by journalist and former TV executive Steve Hewlett, featuring the latest stories and opinion from the fast-changing world of media in all its forms – print, television, radio, online and telecommunications.

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English


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Malta journalist murdered: Daphne Caruana Galizia

10/18/2017
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Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated by a car bomb this week. She was renowned for challenging corruption on the island. We hear about her work and the risks faced by investigative journalists in Malta and elsewhere - and the impact this attack may have on other reporters. We hear from people who knew Daphne - Frederik Obermaier of the worldwide Panama Papers investigation into corruption and Saviour Balzan of Malta Today. Which? magazine is celebrating 60...

Duration: 00:28:17


Could the media have exposed Harvey Weinstein earlier?

10/11/2017
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The Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein stands accused of years of sexual misconduct. Weinstein denies all allegations of non-consensual sex. But could he have been exposed earlier? Was the media complicit in protecting him? Gabriel Sherman is a Vanity Fair special correspondent, Meirion Jones is from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and Alan Collins is a partner at the law firm Hugh James. A local TV channel for every city was the grand plan of the former culture secretary Jeremy...

Duration: 00:27:58


Celebrities and interview copy control

10/5/2017
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Clare Balding has denied claims that she demanded approval of a Saga Magazine interview.

Duration: 00:27:47


What's wrong with the BBC?

9/28/2017
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In the inaugural Steve Hewlett Lecture at the Royal Television Society, Nick Robinson argues how the BBC should respond to the popularity of hyper-partisan news sources. Anoosh Chakelian is a senior writer at the New Statesman and Alex Wickham blogs as Media Guido. Twitter has announced that it is increasing the number of characters allowed in a Tweet. It used to be 140 - in line with old fashioned SMS text messages - but now it is going to experiment with 280 characters. Piers Morgan...

Duration: 00:28:09


Is Twitter turning journalists into vultures?

9/20/2017
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Theresa May has called for tech firms to do more to tackle online extremism. Meanwhile in Germany new legislation is due to come into force next month that will mean the likes of Google and Facebook facing huge fines of up to 50m euros if they fail to remove extremist content. Markus Beckedahl is a prominent free speech campaigner and founder of the Netzpolitik blog. Sam Baker edited some of Britain's biggest magazines - Just Seventeen, Cosmopolitan and Red - but then in 2015 jumped ship....

Duration: 00:24:00


13/09/2017

9/13/2017
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Topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

Duration: 00:27:37


06/09/2017

9/6/2017
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Topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

Duration: 00:28:13


30/08/2017

8/30/2017
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Topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

Duration: 00:27:55


23/08/2017

8/23/2017
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Topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

Duration: 00:36:52


Test Match Special and Josh Krichefski of MediaCom UK

8/16/2017
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If you're a company or a brand who wants to reach millions of people, you can go to the likes of Google and Facebook and they'll do it for you. So what's the point of a media agency these days? For decades, big brands have been paying these firms huge sums to place them in all the right places. Josh Krichefski is CEO of the UK's largest, MediaCom, with clients such as Sky, DFS, and Tesco. As Test Match Special celebrates 60 years on air, The Media Show goes behind the scenes at one of the...

Duration: 00:33:51


Media titan John Malone, newspapers "ripping" content and online moderation

8/9/2017
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Topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

Duration: 00:28:10


Johnston Press job cuts; Police chief anger at tech giants; Sir Alan Moses, chairman of IPSO

7/26/2017
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Johnston Press has announced that some journalists working on its weekly Scottish titles are going to be made redundant. Paul Holleran is the NUJ's organiser in Scotland. Chris Williams is the Telegraph's Chief Business Correspondent. Mike Barton, chief constable of Durham Constabulary, says that the likes of Facebook and Google are not doing enough to stop abusive content and should spend more of their "eye watering profits" on policing their platforms. Sir Alan Moses has been reappointed...

Duration: 00:27:54


Inside Russia Today...

7/5/2017
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RT, the news network funded by the Russian government, says it provides an alternative to the mainstream media. Critics say that it is Kremlin propaganda. Amol Rajan is given exclusive access to RT's London office and meets Nikolay Bogachihin, head of RT UK. The New European was launched shortly after the EU referendum, aimed at the 48% who voted Remain. It was intended only to be a "pop-up" newspaper but this week publishes its 52nd edition. Matt Kelly is Editor of The New European....

Duration: 00:28:04


Middle East Eye, The Atlantic, Mumsnet move into TV

6/28/2017
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Saudi Arabia and her allies have demanded that Qatar shuts down a number of media outlets as a condition of ending the crisis in the region. David Hearst is editor in chief of Middle East Eye. Crispin Blunt MP is Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee. The Atlantic is one of America's most hallowed publications and has now announced an international expansion. James Fallows is Europe Editor of The Atlantic. Mumsnet, the online parenting forum, has moved into TV and is hosting a...

Duration: 00:28:10


Al Jazeera and Qatar crisis, Alexandra Shulman, Huw Edwards

6/21/2017
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Al Jazeera, one of the world's largest news networks, is under pressure from governments in the Gulf. The network is funded by the ruling family of Qatar, a country which now stands accused by Saudi Arabia of supporting terrorism. Already Al Jazeera has seen bureaus in parts of the region shut down and staff are facing threats. Giles Trendle is Acting Managing Director of Al Jazeera English. Dr David Roberts is from the Department of Defence Studies at King's College London. Alexandra...

Duration: 00:53:48


Fleet Street's influence on British politics

6/14/2017
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Have Britain's newspapers lost their influence on British politics? Is the unexpected general election result evidence that the key battleground was not the front pages but social media, where a new breed of publisher outgunned traditional newspapers? Amol Rajan is joined by: Jack Peat, The London Economic Matt Turner, Evolve Politics Stephen Glover, Daily Mail Aaron Bastani, Novara Media Michael Heaver, Westmonster Eve Pollard, journalist and former tabloid editor David Yelland, former...

Duration: 00:42:04


CNN boss Tony Maddox, VR news, The&Partnership founder Johnny Hornby

6/7/2017
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CNN has been accused of staging a Muslim protest after the London Bridge attack. Tony Maddox, head of CNN International, tells Amol Rajan that the claims are "complete nonsense". Is Virtual Reality and 360 video the future of news reporting? Zillah Watson is the BBC Research and Development Editor and Jeremy Bowen is the BBC Middle East Editor. Should online advertisers be taking greater precautions to ensure that they do not appear next to hate speech or fake news? Johnny Hornby, Founder...

Duration: 00:45:06


Turkish media crackdown; Reuters on trust; Fix Radio for builders

5/3/2017
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In the latest crackdown on the media, the Turkish government has blocked access to Wikipedia citing a law that allows it to ban websites for the protection of the public. Andrea Catherwood is joined by Yaman Akdeniz, a lawyer challenging the Wikipedia ban and by Can Dündar, a Turkish journalist now in exile in Berlin. Reuters has launched a new initiative called Backstory as part of a plan to bolster trust in its journalism. Stephen Adler is Reuters Editor-in-Chief. Fix Radio is a new...

Duration: 00:28:20


General Election coverage; Le Monde and fake news; Channel 4 out of London

4/19/2017
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The announcement of a snap general election came as a shock to almost everyone. How will broadcasters and publishers cover the event at such short notice? Andrea Catherwood is joined by Jonathan Munro, BBC's Head of Newsgathering, David Wilding, Director of Planning at Twitter in the UK, and Ayesha Hazarika, former special advisor to Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband. Le Monde is fighting back against a tide of fake news in France by sending its journalists into schools to teach children how to...

Duration: 00:28:11


12/04/2017

4/12/2017
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Sean Spicer, Press Secretary for Donald Trump, has been forced to apologise after trying to compare President Assad with Hitler. Sir Craig Oliver, who was Director of Communications for David Cameron and Sewell Chan, International News Editor at the New York Times discuss what happens when the spokesperson becomes the story. Cleveland Police have apologised again for accessing the mobile phone records of journalists. Graeme Hetherington, Chief Reporter at The Northern Echo and Tom...

Duration: 00:28:23

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