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The British Newspaper Industry
The influence of the internet and changing technologies on the British newspaper industry. How are newspapers adapting and what influence will the national and local publications retain?

Inside Stories

PaparazziFollow major news stories as they travel through the media machine. Journalists and editors discuss the key decisions made.


Tuesday 29 January 2008, 9.00am
The shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell Station was a tragic tale which took many twists and turns as it unfolded.

Tuesday 6 November 2007, 9.00 am
The disappearance of Madeleine McCann, and the editorial and ethical questions coverage of the story have raised.

Tuesday 13 November 2007, 9.00 am
A panel of sports journalists discuss how Sven-Goran Eriksson's managerial career was reported in the press.

Tuesday 20 November 2007,  9.00 am
How the media covered the debate over gambling and the controversial decision to award a supercasino to Manchester.

Can Newspapers Survive?

NewsroomAs he watches an industry in turmoil, Kim Fletcher asks if the time has come to write the print newspaper's obituary.

Monday 5 November, 11.00am
A farewell to print
After 150 years of little change in the print industry, the last few years have witnessed a revolution as the internet increases its dominance on the media landscape. Readers’ attention and loyalties have become divided as papers compete with round the clock reporting and unmediated comment. 

Tuesday 6 November, 11.00am
How journalism is changing
Kim Fletcher interviews Jessica Callan,the founding '3am girl' on her coverage of the nightclubs of London, and the draw of celebrity journalism. And in a world where print journalists now broadcast online, Emily Bell of the Guardian discusses the impact of the internet on the print journalist.

Wednesday 7 November, 11.00am
The end of the age of influence
In 1992, after Labour’s unexpected defeat, The Sun's headline proclaimed, 'It was The Sun wot won it'.  But what influence does the partisan press have, both in Westminster village and on the public? David Yelland, former editor of The Sun,  and Peter Preston, former editor of the Guardian, discuss.

Read All About It

Printing pressPhilippa Kennedy explores how local and regional news organisations are responding to the changes brought by the growth of the internet.

Thursday 8 November, 8.00pm
More than 40 million people read a local paper. Philippa Kennedy talks to editors about the business side of running a newspaper and asks whether the local press and their increasing preoccupation with 'new media' has changed the relationship between the local newspaper and the community it serves.

Thursday 15 November, 8.00pm
Philippa Kennedy investigates the changing role of the local journalist and visits Manchester, where a journalist's most treasured item, their contacts book, has been replaced in the fast-paced multimedia newsroom by an open book policy. How have staff adapted to a new way of working - does this represent a completely new type of journalism?

The Editors

NewspapersAndrew Neil celebrates some of the great editors from recent years, and examines their changing role as print media cedes power to the internet.

Saturday 17 November, 8.00pm
From Hugh Cudlipp to Kelvin McKenzie, Arthur Christiansen to Paul Dacre, Andrew Neil examines their changing style and their place at the high table of influence and decision-making. The sense of power an editor experiences in the newsroom is comparable to that of a cabinet minister, and often greater. Or at least it has been. Is there a sense that we may have seen the last of the Big Beasts?
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