Media Show

              Media Show

              BBC Radio 4's 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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              Recent episodes (10)

              • Facebook Instant Articles, Eurovision and UKTV.

                Wed, 20 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Will Facebook Instant Articles change how we consume news? Why is Eurovision including Australia this year? And how come UKTV's repeat channels are so profitable?

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              • Media:News chiefs on dominance of election poll stories; All3Media CEO Jane Turton

                Wed, 13 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                News chiefs discuss why coverage of the election was dominated by poll results; CEO of All3Media on fostering creativity in a global marketplace. Producer: Katy Takatsuki

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              • Journalists on the election trial; Sky News' Alex Crawford; CEO of Bloomberg Media

                Wed, 6 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Front line journalists on the media management of this election; award-winning foreign Sky News correspondent Alex Crawford; CEO of Bloomberg Media. Producer: Katy Takatsuki

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              • BBC 2 controller; Sun's 'whistleblower charter'; headline writing

                Wed, 29 Apr 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                BBC 2 controller Kim Shillinglaw on the future of Top Gear; the Sun's 'whistleblower charter'; and how the art of headline writing has evolved for digital. Prod: Katy Takatsuki

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              • Sky's profits; Tory media policy; Rory Bremner on political satire

                Wed, 22 Apr 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Puppets and politicians - Rory Bremner on the changing face of political satire; what's behind Sky's strong results?; Ed Vaizey on Tory media policy.

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              • Politico, Labour's media policy, Katie Hopkins, Google

                Wed, 15 Apr 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Politico expands into Europe, Labour's media policy, Katie Hopkins and the right to offend, EU action against Google's dominance.

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              • Victoria Derbyshire; Leaders' debates; Telegraph chief's exit; Lib Dem media policy.

                Wed, 8 Apr 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Media: Victoria Derbyshire on mixing daytime and news formats; Leaders' debates; the Telegraph's editor-in-chief leaves; Lib Dem media policy.

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              • Spider memos; Dermot departs X Factor; mental health headlines; Plaid Cymru media policy.

                Wed, 1 Apr 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The reporter at the heart of the 'spider memos' case; Dermot to leave the X Factor; Alastair Campbell on reporting mental health; Plaid Cymru media policy. Producer: Katy Takatsuki

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              • Jeremy Clarkson fired by the BBC plus SNP media policy

                Wed, 25 Mar 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Steve Hewlett hears from BBC creative director Alan Yentob on why star Jeremy Clarkson has been sacked and from Guido Fawkes, the blogger behind the million-name petition to reinstate the Top Gear star. He also discusses the political implications of the Clarkson sacking for the corporation with former political editors Michael White of the Guardian and Trevor Kavanagh of the Sun newspaper. Also on the programme - it's the turn of the Pete Wishart MP of Scottish National Party to talk about this party's media policy.

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              • The Clarkson row and how best to handle "difficult" stars; the future for Netflix; and the Green Party media policy

                Wed, 18 Mar 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Steve Hewlett looks at how the BBC is handling the latest Jeremy Clarkson controversy and the challenges of managing "difficult" TV presenters. Plus the future for Netflix and the Green Party's media policy.

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