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)

  • Sun editor on white van man; The National launches in Scotland; Kenyan Young Journalist; local TV in Birmingham

    Wed, 26 Nov 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Media: Sun editor David Dinsmore on the white van man and David Mellor exclusives; pro-independence paper 'The National' launches in Scotland; Birmingham gets a new local TV operator.

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  • Ed Richards; licence fee; Trinity Mirror closures; teen blog on OCD

    Wed, 19 Nov 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Departing CEO of Ofcom; Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen on scrapping the BBC’s licence fee; the award-winning teen who blogs about OCD; Trinity Mirror regional paper closures.

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  • BBC One Controller; sports journalism; Serial podcast

    Wed, 12 Nov 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore on her vision for the channel; Serial - the real life crime drama and the changing nature of sports journalism with Patrick Collins.

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  • Al Jazeera English chief; BT Sport and Sky sports; BBC R1 on iPlayer; pay-per-view news

    Wed, 5 Nov 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Al Jazeera English chief on putting human stories at the heart of news; Radio 1's new TV channel; pay-per-view news in Holland; the competition between BT Sport and Sky Sports.

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  • Guardian Media Group, Russia Today, Broadmoor, Facebook

    Wed, 29 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Andrew Miller, CEO of Guardian Media Group on their global strategy; the launch of Russia Today (RT) UK service; Olivia Lichtenstein on her new documentary series 'Broadmoor' and Facebook and Twitter results.

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  • 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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