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Episode 55: Brexit Boosts Fleet St… But For How Long?

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June’s circulation figures indicate good times for national newspapers – and their online editions – following the EU referendum, but with experts predicting a huge drop in ad spending will the boom be short lived?

Olly Mann is joined by journalist James Ball (Buzzfeed) and TV producer Faraz Osman (Lemonade Money) to discuss this and the rest of the week’s media news.

Elsewhere on the podcast our pundits discuss the treatment of Channel 4 News reporter Fatima Manji, what little we know about the new Culture Secretary Karen Bradley and Avalon’s attempt to bring John Oliver-style style to Britain via Dave.

A PPM Production, produced by Matt Hill. 

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Episode 54 – EU Referendum Special – The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

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In this special edition of The Media Podcast, recorded on day of the UK’s historic decision to leave the European Union, Olly Mann welcomes a panel of experts from across the media industries to discuss how the campaign was covered on TV, radio, in print and online.

Olly is joined at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden by Boyd Hilton (Entertainment director, Heat Magazine), Mira Bar-Hillel (Evening Standard) and Louise Ridley, (Assistant news editor, The Huffington Post UK). Join the conversation @themediapodcast

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Episode 53 – Snoopers’ Charter, 360° Video & 5live shake-up

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Media news and analysis, recorded in the confines of The Hospital Club in London. Olly Mann is joined by Leon Wilson (MD, Talkback) and journalist Susie Boniface to discuss the fallout from this week’s Media Summit: as James Parnell outlines his strategy for securing a good deal for the BBC, and Channel 4 rule out a move away from the capital, we consider how many of Culture Secretary John Whittingdale’s ideas will actually happen.

Plus, there’s talk on the ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ and what it means for journalists, the scope for 360° video using tv formats and a new paper for the north of England called ‘24’.

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Episode 52 – Rory Reid, LA Screenings, Podcasts on TV

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Olly Mann is joined by Matt Deegan (Creative Director, Folder Media) and Kenton Allen (CEO, Big Talk Productions) to discuss the big media news of the week in the plush confines of the Hospital Club.

Top Gear returns this weekend and Olly Mann sits down with presenter Rory Reid to talk about how he’s fit in with the new line up – including the difficulties finding a black stunt driver.

Plus, we discuss changes to Terms of Trade for UK indies, follow the trends at the LA Screenings, find out why Chris Moyles’ first batch of audience data isn’t as bad as is being reported, and shake our heads at the state of Fleet St, after the Daily Mail’s parent company issues a profit warning.

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Episode 51 – BBC Charter Renewal, Bauer Buys Orion, C4 Privatisation

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Media industry news and analysis with Jake Kanter, media writer Maggie Brown and the director of the Edinburgh International TV Festival, Lisa Campbell.

As John Whittingdale reveals government plans for the BBC’s next eleven years, arguments over independence, regulation and star salaries continue.

Plus, The New Day closes, The Independent makes its first profit in a decade and Robert Peston launches his new politics show by admitting to being ‘flipping nervous’.

Episode 50 – The Great BBC Bake Off Showdown – The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

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Media news and analysis, this week with Heat magazine’s Boyd Hilton, VICE UK’s Rebecca Nicholson.

The makers of the Great British Bake Off could look to other broadcasters if they don’t get a larger fee from the beeb – but where else could it work?

Things aren’t going to plan at the launch of BBC Studios… this time it’s the departure of Mark Freeland. With so many senior execs heading for the lifeboats, can anyone steady the ship?

Channel 4’s communications chief Dan Brooke speaks to us about winning over the public in the fight to resist privatisation.

Plus, the panel discuss what made The Times leave Hillsborough off the front page for their first edition… and there’s pageantry in this week’s Media Quiz.

Episode 49 – Allegations, injunctions and innuendo

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Allegations, injunctions and innuendo with Olly Mann and guests. News Editor of Broadcast magazine Jake Kanter and radio presenter (and former tabloid journalist) Tom Latchem discuss the fallout from a week of politicians and celebrities doing their best to stay out of the press. As long as the internet exists, can anything stay secret any more?

Plus: planning ahead the Saturday night hits for this Christmas, morale at the BBC and changes to what counts as ‘local’ at London Live.

Also: Stephen Nolan spends 35 minutes trapped in a 5Live studio after his ‘fat back’ wedges a chair against the door…