20 episodes

Media Minded explores the bizarre world of misinformation and conspiracies, with interviews from the journalists tasked with fighting them. Each episode focuses on accounts from the journalist being interviewed. Listen to first-hand experience working in the fast-moving world of breaking news and hear in-depth accounts of investigations into disinformation campaigns. Presented by Matteo Bergamini, edited and recorded by Sabina Mckenzie Brown. This podcast is made possible thanks to the kind support and sponsorship of the US embassy in London and the global engagement centre at the US state department.

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Media Minded explores the bizarre world of misinformation and conspiracies, with interviews from the journalists tasked with fighting them. Each episode focuses on accounts from the journalist being interviewed. Listen to first-hand experience working in the fast-moving world of breaking news and hear in-depth accounts of investigations into disinformation campaigns. Presented by Matteo Bergamini, edited and recorded by Sabina Mckenzie Brown. This podcast is made possible thanks to the kind support and sponsorship of the US embassy in London and the global engagement centre at the US state department.

    Episode 010 – Lost

    Episode 010 – Lost

    Michał Giersz is a presenter and journalist at Polsat News, Poland. Has politics become too emotional? How can we stop blindly trusting the people we agree with? In our final episode of the season, Matteo Bergamini talks to Michał about being a presenter during the Covid-19 lockdown; the role of the media in a democracy; how bias can affect reporting; and how an experienced journalist accidentally used photos of the show "Lost" in a real news report about a plane crash. Michał also gives you his top tips for ensuring you don’t get caught out by misinformation.











    Media Minded explores the bizarre world of misinformation and conspiracies, with interviews from the journalists tasked with fighting them. Each episode focuses on accounts from the journalist being interviewed. Listen to first-hand experience working in the fast-moving world of breaking news and hear in-depth accounts of investigations into disinformation campaigns.





    Presented by Matteo Bergamini


    Edited and recorded by Sabina Mckenzie Brown.





    This podcast is made possible thanks to the kind support and sponsorship of the US embassy in London and the global engagement centre at the US state department.

    Short Clip 010 – Lost

    Short Clip 010 – Lost

    This is a short clip for teaching purposes. Michał Giersz is a presenter and journalist at Polsat News, Poland. Has politics become too emotional? How can we stop blindly trusting the people we agree with? In our final episode of the season, Matteo Bergamini talks to Michał about being a presenter during the Covid-19 lockdown; the role of the media in a democracy; how bias can affect reporting; and how an experienced journalist accidentally used photos of the show "Lost" in a real news report about a plane crash. Michał also gives you his top tips for ensuring you don’t get caught out by misinformation.











    Media Minded mini audio clips give teachers classroom friendly audio to help teachers and students explore the bizarre world of misinformation and conspiracies, with interviews from the journalists tasked with fighting them. Each mini audio clip focuses on accounts from the journalist being interviewed, perfect for class-based activities or teacher CPD. Listen to first-hand experience working in the fast-moving world of breaking news and hear in-depth accounts of investigations into disinformation campaigns.





    Presented by Matteo Bergamini


    Edited and recorded by Sabina Mckenzie Brown.





    This podcast is made possible thanks to the kind support and sponsorship of the US embassy in London and the global engagement centre at the US state department.

    Episode 009 – New Blood

    Episode 009 – New Blood

    Nicolas Zannettos is the Chief Editor at Alpha TV, Cyprus. Will we forget the experts that have guided us throughout this pandemic once we no longer need them? How should we deal with coordinated disinformation campaigns? Is the anti-Christ involved in covid-19? Matteo Bergamini talks to Nicolas about being an editor during the pandemic, bot networkers, fake accounts and how a new generation of journalists, sensitive to accuracy and objective journalism, helped change the media landscape in Cyprus. Nicolas also gives you his top tips for ensuring you don’t get caught out by misinformation.











    Media Minded explores the bizarre world of misinformation and conspiracies, with interviews from the journalists tasked with fighting them. Each episode focuses on accounts from the journalist being interviewed. Listen to first-hand experience working in the fast-moving world of breaking news and hear in-depth accounts of investigations into disinformation campaigns.





    Presented by Matteo Bergamini


    Edited and recorded by Sabina Mckenzie Brown.





    This podcast is made possible thanks to the kind support and sponsorship of the US embassy in London and the global engagement centre at the US state department.

    Short Clip 009 – New Blood

    Short Clip 009 – New Blood

    This is a short clip for teaching purposes. Nicolas Zannettos is the Chief Editor at Alpha TV, Cyprus. Will we forget the experts that have guided us throughout this pandemic once we no longer need them? How should we deal with coordinated disinformation campaigns? Is the anti-Christ involved in covid-19? Matteo Bergamini talks to Nicolas about being an editor during the pandemic, bot networkers, fake accounts and how a new generation of journalists, sensitive to accuracy and objective journalism, helped change the media landscape in Cyprus. Nicolas also gives you his top tips for ensuring you don’t get caught out by misinformation.











    Media Minded mini audio clips give teachers classroom friendly audio to help teachers and students explore the bizarre world of misinformation and conspiracies, with interviews from the journalists tasked with fighting them. Each mini audio clip focuses on accounts from the journalist being interviewed, perfect for class-based activities or teacher CPD. Listen to first-hand experience working in the fast-moving world of breaking news and hear in-depth accounts of investigations into disinformation campaigns.





    Presented by Matteo Bergamini


    Edited and recorded by Sabina Mckenzie Brown.





    This podcast is made possible thanks to the kind support and sponsorship of the US embassy in London and the global engagement centre at the US state department.

    Episode 008 – News & Opinion

    Episode 008 – News & Opinion

    Matt Chorley is a presenter on Times Radio and the host of The Times Redbox podcast. In an age of instant gratification, instant shopping and instant information, did Covid-19 and its lack of credible information at the start make us more susceptible to misinformation? Matteo Bergamini talks to Matt about the difference between opinion and news, trust in the media, extreme views, and the importance of healthy skepticism. Matt also gives you his top tips for ensuring you don’t get caught out by misinformation.











    Media Minded explores the bizarre world of misinformation and conspiracies, with interviews from the journalists tasked with fighting them. Each episode focuses on accounts from the journalist being interviewed. Listen to first-hand experience working in the fast-moving world of breaking news and hear in-depth accounts of investigations into disinformation campaigns.





    Presented by Matteo Bergamini


    Edited and recorded by Sabina Mckenzie Brown.





    This podcast is made possible thanks to the kind support and sponsorship of the US embassy in London and the global engagement centre at the US state department.

    Short Clip 008 – News & Opinion

    Short Clip 008 – News & Opinion

    This is a short clip for teaching purposes. Matt Chorley is a presenter on Times Radio and the host of The Times Redbox podcast. In an age of instant gratification, instant shopping and instant information, did Covid-19 and its lack of credible information at the start make us more susceptible to misinformation? Matteo Bergamini talks to Matt about the difference between opinion and news, trust in the media, extreme views, and the importance of healthy skepticism. Matt also gives you his top tips for ensuring you don’t get caught out by misinformation.











    Media Minded mini audio clips give teachers classroom friendly audio to help teachers and students explore the bizarre world of misinformation and conspiracies, with interviews from the journalists tasked with fighting them. Each mini audio clip focuses on accounts from the journalist being interviewed, perfect for class-based activities or teacher CPD. Listen to first-hand experience working in the fast-moving world of breaking news and hear in-depth accounts of investigations into disinformation campaigns.





    Presented by Matteo Bergamini


    Edited and recorded by Sabina Mckenzie Brown.





    This podcast is made possible thanks to the kind support and sponsorship of the US embassy in London and the global engagement centre at the US state department.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

abbas1102 ,

Very timely

Great to hear an in-depth and expansive analysis of such a relevant issue! Also looks beyond the usual suspects of misinformation and takes a global perspective. Can’t wait for the rest of the series!

madeleinehonora ,

Great!

Really enjoyed this! Looking forward to hearing more.

oktane ,

Brilliant

Such a good listen. Informative and timely! Thank you x

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