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)

  • David Liddiment and Alison Hastings leave the Trust; Women in the media; Mirror complaint

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    David Liddiment and Alison Hastings leave the BBC Trust; women in news and current affairs; why IPSO is pursuing a complaint against the Mirror, despite it being withdrawn.

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  • Reporting the EU; TV election debates

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Why the British media's coverage of the EU is falling short, and how to negotiate a TV election debate.

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  • Facebook's apology to drag queens; anonymity online; an inquiry into the use of RIPA

    Wed, 8 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Facebook's apology to drag queens; should anonymity be allowed on websites?; an inquiry into the use of RIPA.

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  • Sunday Mirror sting, journalists' safety, interviewing politicians

    Wed, 1 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Mirror under investigation for MPs online sexting investigation; journalists' safety; how to make the political interview more illuminating.

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  • Devolved powers and the BBC, Inside police custody, Trinity Mirror and phone hacking

    Wed, 24 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    How the debate over more devolved powers might impact on the BBC; New Channel 4 series put the spotlight on the police custody suite; Phone hacking payouts at Trinity Mirror.

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  • Mike Darcey, CEO of News UK; the role of the press in Scotland; Ofcom on London Live

    Wed, 17 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Ofcom on why it's rejected London Live's plans to change its licence; the CEO of News UK on why he's got no plans to change Page 3; the role of the press in Scotland's big decision.

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  • Protecting journalists' sources; Page 3, AP robots; car digital adapters

    Wed, 10 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Protecting journalists' sources; Rupert Murdoch: Page 3 is old fashioned; Associated Press uses robots to write financial news; car digital radio adapters to transform listening.

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  • Who is Rona Fairhead?; the BBC on Sir Cliff coverage; the Press Gazette joins IPSO.

    Wed, 3 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The BBC Trust's potential new chair Rona Fairhead; the operational decisions the BBC made when covering the raid on Sir Cliff Richard's home; the Press Gazette joins IPSO.

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  • Exploitation in South Yorkshire - TV election debates - Jihadis and social media

    Wed, 27 Aug 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Times reporter Andrew Norfolk on his investigations into sexual exploitation in South Yorkshire; How to construct TV election debates. How British jihadi's use social media.

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  • 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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