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20181219

A topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

The programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC's media editor

20181226

In this special edition of The Media Show, Amol Rajan charts the history of breakfast radio and finds out how it became one of the most competitive markets in media. Listen out for archive of some of your favourite breakfast presenters and hear the secrets behind today's hit shows.

Amol is joined by Dave Berry from Absolute Radio, Jo Russell from Gem, Andy Parfitt, former BBC Radio 1 controller and David Lloyd, radio consultant and historian.

Producer: Richard Hooper

A topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

The programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC's media editor

20190102

How do you organise a publicity stunt, how do you deal with being doorstepped and what do you do if you think your reputation has been trampled on by an errant journalist? Andrea Catherwood speaks to a panel of experts from PR and journalism who shed light on the art of public relations.

Guests:
Alan Edwards is the founder of the Outside Agency which has looked after many celebrities from the world of music and entertainment including the Rolling Stones, The Spice Girls and David Beckham.
Keren Haynes is a former TV journalist who runs PR company Shout! Communications
Ian Gregory is Managing director of Abzed which has represented clients from the fracking industry, e-cigarettes and grouse shooting.
Polly Curtis is the Former Editor in Chief of Huff Post UK.

Producer: Steven Williams

A topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

The programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC's media editor

20190123

A topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

The programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC's media editor

20190130

A topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

The programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC's media editor

20190206

A topical programme about the fast-changing media world.

The programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC's media editor

Attenborough's Netflix adventure20190327

Alastair Fothergill is one of the most respected producers in natural history television. At the BBC he was the brains behind hits like The Blue Planet and Planet Earth. Now, as co-founder of Silverback Films, he's taken Sir David Attenborough to Netflix for new series Our Planet. Also in the show, will Apple's move into services like TV streaming and banking be a success? Reed Albergotti of The Washington Post and Madhumita Murgia of the FT discuss.

Presenter: Amol Rajan
Producer: Richard Hooper

Alastair Fothergill is the producer behind some of the world's most popular nature shows

The programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC's media editor

Can Canada save journalism?20181128

The Canadian government has unveiled a £350 million package of tax breaks for the news industry. One of the initiatives will see consumers being able to claim back a portion of the cost of a news subscription. Critics say that state subsidy threatens the core principle of journalistic independence.

Also in the show, political debates on TV, including the proposed Brexit showdown between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn.

Amol Rajan is joined by Adam Boulton, presenter of All Out Politics on Sky News, Jo Tanner, co-founder of iNHouse Communications, Susan Krashinsky Robertson, marketing and media reporter at The Globe and Mail, and Erin Millar, founder of The Discourse.

Presenter: Amol Rajan
Producer: Richard Hooper

Justin Trudeau's government has unveiled a plan to subsidise the news industry.

The programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC's media editor

Football, Racism And The Media20181212

Will a new EU copyright law prevent Youtubers from broadcasting? Amol talks to technology reporter Kate Russell and media lawyer Christina Michelos.
Yath Gangakumaran, Formula 1 director of strategy on what the sport is doing to address its aging audience and football writer Darren Lewis and Times columnist Matthew Syed discuss the media role in the Raheem Sterling story.

The programme asks if we have a racist media culture.

The programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC's media editor

HuffPost's Lydia Polgreen20190320

HuffPost is the global news publisher owned by Verizon, the US media company. Lydia Polgreen, its editor-in-chief discusses business and editorial strategy. Also in the show, Madhav Chinnappa, Google's Director of News Ecosystem Development and David Austin, CEO of the British Board of Film Classification.

Presenter: Amol Rajan
Producer: Richard Hooper

Editor-in-chief of HuffPost on the ethics of reporting the Christchurch mosque attacks.

The programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC's media editor

The Art of Public Relations20190102

How do you organise a publicity stunt, how do you deal with being doorstepped and what do you do if you think your reputation has been trampled on by an errant journalist? Andrea Catherwood speaks to a panel of experts from PR and journalism who shed light on the art of public relations.

Guests:
Alan Edwards is the founder of the Outside Agency which has looked after many celebrities from the world of music and entertainment including the Rolling Stones, The Spice Girls and David Beckham.
Keren Haynes is a former TV journalist who runs PR company Shout! Communications
Ian Gregory is Managing director of Abzed which has represented clients from the fracking industry, e-cigarettes and grouse shooting.
Polly Curtis is the Former Editor in Chief of Huff Post UK.

Producer: Steven Williams

Top PR practitioners reveal the secrets of their trade

The programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC's media editor

The Media Show Revolutions: Radio20181205

As part of our series of audience events exploring the media revolution, how the radio industry is being disrupted by new technology. From podcasts to music streaming, the choice of what to listen to has never been greater - but where will the revolution go next?

Amol Rajan is joined in the BBC Radio Theatre by Scott Taunton, CEO Wireless Group, Gill Hind, Enders Analysis, Helen Zaltzman, The Allusionist, and Helen Thorn, Scummy Mummies.

Presenter: Amol Rajan
Producer: Richard Hooper

How radio is changing

The programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC's media editor

Who cares what the papers say?20190313

The leader column has long been a feature of newspapers. But the editor of The Herald, the Scottish broadsheet, has now ended daily leaders, believing that readers can make up their own mind on an issue. Could this set a precedent for other newspapers to follow? Also in the show, two editors discuss making a magazine for their very particular audiences.

Amol is joined by Anna Bassi, editor in chief of The Week Junior, Hattie Brett, editor of Grazia, Katherine Rushton, the Daily Mail's media and technology editor, and Sonia Sodha of The Observer.

Presenter: Amol Rajan
Producer: Richard Hooper

The Herald in Scotland has ended daily leader columns - will other papers follow suit?

The programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC's media editor

Who needs fact-checkers?20190116

Facebook has contracted a UK charity to help stop fake news. But does the growth of professional fact-checkers undermine real journalists? Also in the show, how foreign media are reporting Brexit.

Amol is joined by Will Moy, director of Full Fact, Diana Zimmermann, ZDF’s UK and Ireland correspondent, Joy Reid, TVNZ 1 News Europe correspondent, and Matthew Chance, CNN's Senior International Correspondent.

Presenter: Amol Rajan
Producer: Richard Hooper

How fact-checking became an industry

The programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC's media editor