The Media Show

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Social media, anti-social media, breaking news, faking news: this is the programme about a revolution in media.

Media: 16 June 2010 June 16, 2010
Steve Hewlett talks to reporters who covered the aftermath of Bloody Sunday in 1972. The panel are Phillip Jacobson, Peter Taylor and Eamonn McCann. Also, Steve speaks to Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks.
Jeremy Hunt MP has announced plans for new local tv stations, testing their viability over the summer. At the same time, he has cancelled plans to pilot replacements for ITV's news in Wales, Scotland and the north east of England. Geraint Talfan-Davies is chair of the Institute of Welsh Affairs …
Sir Harold Evans shares his experience of 14 years at the helm of the Sunday Times with Steve Hewlett. The News of the World’s Managing Editor Bill Akass responds to the words of Judge Christopher Mitchell - "It is a very, very clear case of entrapment solely to create a …
The new Times and Sunday Times websites are finally here. Dan Sabbagh, former media editor at the Times, takes a look and Daniel Finkelstein, current executive editor, responds. The General Medical Council struck Andrew Wakefield off the medical register on Monday, for misconduct in relation to his MMR research. We …
Since the polls closed news programmes have been competing to provide the best coverage. So who won the TV election? Neil Midgley of the Telegraph and Emily Bell of the Guardian discuss. The Sun's Trevor Kavanagh looks back at his attacks on Nick Clegg before the coalition. Does he stand …
Why is a UK tv producer making a high profile US series on America’s history? Jane Root, former controller of BBC2, talks about her latest venture "America: the Story of Us." Twenty years after the Times took on the Telegraph in the war to become the UK's leading upmarket newspaper, …
As Adrian Chiles leaves the BBC's for ITV Steve Hewlett talks to the man behind the deal – Director of Programmes Peter Fincham. What difference will it make to ITV, and is he looking to tempt other BBC presenters? Des Lynam, who made the move from the BBC to ITV …
Controller of Radio 4 Mark Damazer is leaving the BBC, but how has he fared in the job? He and Gillian Reynolds discuss. Steve Hewlett speaks to Jeremy Hunt in the first of his interviews with the media spokespeople for each of the major parties. And, we take a trip …
Has the media’s coverage of Mephedrone or "meow meow" been proportionate, and does it reflect the truth about the drug? Journalist Nic Fleming and BBC home editor Mark Easton look at the coverage. Steve Hewlett speaks to the outgoing chief-executive of the Guardian Media Group Carolyn McCall. Could pay walls …
Steven Hewlett interviews Simon Kelner on the Indie, Mathew Horsman on Sky and Pay TV, Michael White on the chancellors' debate and a closer look at papal PR
Are train carriages really infested with thousands of cockroaches, as was reported? Dr Ben Goldacre tells us what he found when he questioned the figures. Peter Bazalgette and Maggie Brown discuss the role of public service broadcasting in the age of digital channels. And the kidnap of Sahil Saeed has …
Steve Hewlett gets to the heart of the BBC Strategy Review with the man who wrote it, John Tate. He talks to Adam Boulton Sky News's political editor and host of one of the Prime ministerial election debates, and he hears from the journalist behind headlines such as ‘leeches saved …
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James Murdoch steps down from News International; 'culture of illegal payments' at the Sun
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John Witherow on Marie Colvin; The Sun on Sunday; Rowan Atkinson on discrimination laws.
Geoffrey Robertson QC; arrests at the Sun; women and the media; James Whitaker.