Episode 38 – The Sun’s paywall crumbles, RAJARs & Vice on UK TV

Episode 38 – The Sun’s paywall crumbles, RAJARs & Vice on UK TV

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The latest media news and unmediated opinion, recorded at The Hospital Club. This week Olly Mann is joined by journalist (and Fleet St Fox) Susie Boniface and Steve Ackerman, managing director of content company Somethin’ Else.

Steve Ackerman, Susie Boniface and Olly Mann at the Hospital Club for The Media PodcastThe Sun has told staff that its online paywall policy will stop completely at the end of November – but with the rise of ad blocking software, what does the paper – and its competitors – need to do to keep making money from advertising? The panel debate the practicalities.

Folder Media’s Matt Deegan delves into the latest RAJARs for the radio industry and tells us why it’s been a poor quarter for BBC Radio 1 – and theorises why the last results of XFM were the highest that station ever produced.

Plus, there’s more on changes to the Freedom of Information Act, Vice Media announces plans to create a free-to-air channel in the UK and the infamous Media Quiz looks at the vested interests in our media landscape.

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