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)

  • The future of news; Entertainment shows; Page 3 and The Sun

    Wed, 28 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The future of news and journalism on the web; the elusive search for hit entertainment shows; the Sun's PR strategy for Page 3.

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  • End of Page 3?; Josie Cunningham's agent; Sir Alan Moses on press freedom.

    Wed, 21 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Media: What the end of Page 3 could mean for red top rivals; Josie Cunningham's agent on her controversial media 'strategy'; Sir Alan Moses on regulating the press.

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  • Publishing Charlie Hebdo images; Newsbeat's editor; Channel 4's diversity plan

    Wed, 14 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The dilemma of editors on whether to re-publish Charlie Hebdo's latest front cover; Newsbeat's editor on engaging young people with news; Channel 4's plan to increase diversity.

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  • Prince Andrew coverage; postponing of Royal doc; Peter Greste retrial; 10 years of FOI.

    Wed, 7 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The press coverage of the Prince Andrew story; the BBC postpones Royal documentary; Peter Greste wins a retrial, and the impact of the Freedom of Information Act ten years on.

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  • Chat shows with Graham Norton 31 Dec 14

    Wed, 31 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The changing nature of chat shows with host Graham Norton; Elaine Bedell, Director of Entertainment and Comedy at ITV; Jonathan Shalit, Chair of talent management agency Roar Global; and the Guardian TV critic Julia Raeside.

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  • ABC Entertainment, Monty Penguin, Snow Wolf

    Wed, 24 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Paul Lee, ABC Entertainment President on finding the next hits such as 'Modern Family and 'Desperate Housewives'; How Monty the Penguin became a hit; The Snow Wolf and natural history filming and John Sergeant on John Freeman's legacy.

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  • BT's EE talks; journalism and PR; Ofcom's review into C4; London weeklies launch

    Wed, 17 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    BT's exclusive talks to buy EE; journalism's changing relationship with PR; Ofcom's review into C4; Tindle London weeklies launch.

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  • BBC plans for the future of BBC3, Press regulation panel

    Wed, 10 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The BBC's Director of Television on transforming BBC3 for a digital age; The new Chair of the Press Regulation Panel.

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  • The Times growth; Christopher Jefferies; front page tabloid content

    Wed, 3 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Times and The Sunday Times turning a profit; Christopher Jefferies - real crime drama; Representation of women in the media - changing the display of newspaper front pages.

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  • 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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