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The Guardian's Kath Viner, Spin doctors v broadcasters, Channel 4 News editor Ben De Pear

The fast-changing media world. Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief of Guardian News and Media, political spin doctors v broadcasters, Ben De Pear editor of Channel 4 News.

Katharine Viner, the editor-in-chief of Guardian News and Media, discusses the newspaper's financial and digital future with Media Show presenter Amol Rajan.

Also - we lift the lid on the intimate and sometimes fraught relationship between political party directors of communication and spin doctors on the one hand, and political programmes and broadcasters on the other. Each side needs the other, but what happens when their interests do not coincide? We gain an insight into the rows, manipulation and behind-the-scenes deals from three insiders:
Sue Inglish, the former head of political programmes for BBC News
Tom Baldwin, who was director of communications for then Labour leader Ed Miliband
Ben de Pear, editor of Channel 4 News

Presenter: Amol Rajan
Producer: Paul Waters.

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30 minutes