Episode 101: Edinburgh International Television Festival 2018
<![CDATA[Jake Kanter (Business Insider) and guests descend on Edinburgh for the biggest date in the industry – featuring Alison Kirkham (BBC Controller of Factual Commissioning) Faraz Osman (MD, Gold Wala) and Scott Bryan (Buzzfeed). Jeremy Corbyn’s big idea for tech giants to subsidise the BBC, Michaela Coel’s punch on the nose for British TV in…
Episode 87: Murdoch’s Sky Dream Falls Back Down To Earth; Hello Old Friends At Facebook; Goodbye Old Friends At Buzzfeed – The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
<![CDATA[Media writer Maggie Brown and Somethin’ Else managing director Steve Ackerman join Olly Mann to discuss the biggest stories of the week from the TV, radio, online and print industries. This week: How competition concerns have scuppered the Murdoch family’s reach for the sky; New algorithms at Facebook are poised to reunite friends, but at…
Episode 85: Murdoch Joins The Magic Kingdom, British Journalism Awards
<![CDATA[With investigative reporter Meave McClenaghan (The Tip Off), consultant Matt Deegan (Folder Media) and… whatever was left of the voice of Olly Mann. As Disney and Fox tie the knot, the panel debate what it all means for Sky News and for Murdoch’s print empire. Also on the programme: Buzzfeed announce big cuts to its…
Episode 78 – Facebook Watch, The Week Junior & podcast poaching
<![CDATA[As Facebook launches a new video service, we ask if this heralds the return of *actual sound* to online video production. Media news and analysis, with broadcaster Olly Mann, Louise Ridley (Buzzfeed) and Matt Deegan (Folder Media). Felicity Capon, deputy editor of The Week Junior, talks to us about the success of the magazine, two…
BONUS: Fake News and the Fallout
<![CDATA[This week, we present a recent debate hosted by the Edinburgh International Television Festival in partnership with ITN (you can find the full video here). Jon Snow (Channel 4 News) welcomes a panel of experts to discuss the most pressing issue of our time: fake news. Brian Stelter, host of CNN’s Reliable Sources and their…
Episode 55: Brexit Boosts Fleet St… But For How Long?
<![CDATA[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…
Episode 46 – Channel 4 fights for Black Mirror
<![CDATA[With the show’s producers signed up to Netflix, can Channel 4 keep hold of the first-look rights – and what does it mean for the relationship between broadcasters and indies? Olly Mann is joined by Leon Wilson (MD, Talkback) and Scott Bryan (Buzzfeed) to discuss this and the other top media stories.