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)

  • BBC's coverage of raid on Sir Cliff; covering the Missouri riots; Sky's diversity targets

    Wed, 20 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The BBC's coverage of the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's home; how journalists are coping on the ground in Ferguson; can Sky's ambitious new diversity targets be met?

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  • Local TV's first casualty; the class action against Facebook; reporting suicide

    Wed, 13 Aug 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Local TV service for Birmingham goes into administration; Austrian law student launches a class action against Facebook over privacy rights; responsible reporting of suicides.

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  • New laws for bloggers; the impartiality of reporters; radio presenters working for free

    Wed, 6 Aug 14

    Duration:
    26 mins

    New laws designed to boost local democracy and a free press; why some commercial radio presenters are working for free; and reporters managing their emotion in the face of conflict.

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  • Local TV, BBC3 campaign, Right to be Forgotten

    Fri, 1 Aug 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Emma Barnett presents. Local TV - is it workable? The campaign to Save BBC3. And the UK's Information Commissioner on adjudicating on 'Right to be Forgotten' appeals.

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  • MH17 and Gaza reporting, Al Jazeera English journalist Sue Turton, Murdoch's media moves

    Wed, 23 Jul 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    The challenges of covering MH17 and Gaza; Sue Turton on her jailed Al Jazeera English colleagues; Rupert Murdoch's quest to buy Time Warner.

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  • BBC commissions up for grabs; IMPRESS regulation plans; 'Immigration Street'

    Wed, 16 Jul 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Tony Hall's plans to tear up quotas at the BBC and 'liberate' in-house production has been largely welcomed by the indie sector and rival broadcasters. The team behind the television show Benefits Street has confirmed it will film a follow-up series on immigration in Southampton. The Channel 4 show, with the working title "Immigration Street", will be shown next year. The six-part series is being filmed on Derby Road in the Bevois area of the city. Producer: Katy Takatsuki.

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  • 'Magaluf Girl' coverage, White Dee, the reporting of historic child sex abuse allegations

    Wed, 9 Jul 14

    Duration:
    26 mins

    The tabloid coverage of 'Magaluf Girl' story - responsible journalism or 'slut-shaming'?; White Dee on 'Benefits Street'; investigative reporting of child sexual abuse allegations.

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  • Diversity, Facebook controlling emotions, Changes to Radio 5 Live

    Wed, 2 Jul 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Radio 5 Live presenter changes; how ethical is it for Facebook to play with people's emotions?; increasing Black, Asian and ethnic minority representation on and off screen.

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  • Hacking trial special

    Wed, 25 Jun 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    A panel of insiders discuss how the hacking trial has exposed the culture of an industry competing to break the biggest stories.

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  • Sports Commentary, ABC Chief, Internet vs Print, Peter Jukes

    Wed, 18 Jun 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The art of sports commentary; why the internet is not responsible for print's decline; tweeting at the hacking trial; and the head of the ABC on government cuts.

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