Campaign on Cannes & CALM
It’s a podcast swap this week – in Matt’s absence, we’re dropping an episode from Campaign magazine’s own podcast where they discuss the recent goings on at Cannes, where the world’s advertising agencies recently converged to celebrate the best of their industry. The team also welcome the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) about their new work…
Paul Foot Awards & crowd-funding investigative journalism
Marking the Private Eye Paul Foot Awards for investigative journalism, Matt speaks to journalist Nick Wallis who received a special award for work on the Post Office Scandal with Richard Brooks. Wallis reflects on his decade long journey to raise awareness of the abuse of power by the British Post Office, which wrongfully prosecuted over…
Thank you, Malmö: Radiodays Europe 2022
In this special episode Matt Deegan presents highlights from the annual radio festival in Malmo, chatting to a stellar line-up of audio guests. Helen Thomas (Director BBC Radio 2) and Stephanie Hirst (Presenter HITS Radio) share their conference takeaways – what secrets go into great radio? And how will the industry compete with TikTok and Youtube…
Goodbye to Horseferry Rd? Plus ARIAs & newsroom shakeups
Channel 4 offers to sell its London HQ and move North in a bid to save itself from privatisation- will an alternative plan win over the government? Media news and analysis, this week with radio veteran Trevor Dann and media writer Scott Bryan. Also on the programme: we look through the winners and losers at…
The Mail on Sunday’s Basic Instinct & A Twitter Takeover
The Mail On Sunday doubles down on their Angela Rayner/Basic Instinct story, sparking widespread condemnation. How has this incident gone down in the lobby pool that attends Westminster every week? Former political correspondent Jim Waterson tells us about life as a lobby hack. A second sexism story has sparked conversations in the industry, as ex-Radio…
Channel 4: Born Risky – but will it stay that way?
What could a privatised Channel 4 look like for the independent programme makers that supply it… and the viewers that watch it?
Ed Vaizey on Ofcom & Channel 4, BBC boost to Ukraine
Former Culture Secretary Ed Vaizey joins Matt Deegan to discuss what’s so enticing about being chair of Ofcom, as we hear that Michael Grade has bagged the top job. Also on the programme: the BBC in shock funding story as it actually *gains* 4m from the Government, media writer Maggie Brown and audio consultant Ann…
Disney+Ads, CNN in Ukraine & Piers Morgan… Uncensored?
Disney+ is launching an ad-supported tier in the US – What does this mean for the streaming wars? The Times’ Jake Kanter and audio & TV critic Scott Bryan join Matt Deegan to discuss the week’s media news. Also on the programme: CNN correspondent Michael Holmes talks to us from Lviv in the Ukraine about…
Reach & Future leading the pack, Need to Know, RIP ITV Hub
It’s RIP to the ITV Hub – Matt Deegan is joined by James Cridland (Podnews) and Charlotte Tobitt (Press Gazette) to discuss what it means for ITV’s streaming strategy and joint venture Britbox. Also on the programme: The latest data from Ipsos iris has been released profiling UK news providers, we discover who’s leading the…