Main content

How to save regional newspapers

Ashley Highfield runs Johnston Press, one of the UK's largest regional publishers. Also, Facebook's News Feed experiment and Snapchat worries.

Johnston Press is one of the UK's largest publishers, whose titles include The Scotsman, Yorkshire Post and the i. Chief executive Ashley Highfield discusses his strategy with Amol Rajan.

As part of what it calls an experiment, Facebook has changed what type of story appears in the News Feed for some of its users. Publishers have complained that the only way of now reaching users' main feed is by paying for the privilege. Filip Struharik is an editor at the Slovakian publication Dennik N and Lynsey Barber is City A.M.'s tech editor.

For the first time the ASA has upheld a complaint against an advert that appeared on Snapchat. The ruling comes at a difficult time for Snap with the company struggling to sell its much hyped smart Spectacles and missing advertising targets. What's the future for the company once valued at $25bn? Tim Armoo is CEO of Fanbytes and Lucy Rohr is The Economist's Snapchat editor.

Presenter: Amol Rajan
Producer: Richard Hooper.

Available now

30 minutes


Become a TV mogul and get rich

Become a TV mogul and get rich

From Nigeria's got Talent to the US version of Bake Off TV formats are big business

A celebration of Steve Hewlett, presenter of The Media Show

A celebration of Steve Hewlett, presenter of The Media Show

Andrea Catherwood presents a celebration of the journalism of Steve Hewlett.