Media Tribe is a show that tells the story behind the storyteller. It's an opportunity to step into the shoes of the most respected journalists, directors and media executives.
Each episode looks at the journalist's journey into the industry, the impact they’ve had along the way and some of their most crazy experiences working in the industry. The stories that never quite made it to air!
Shaunagh interviews some of the most respected journalists, Oscar-nominated filmmakers and executives from across the globe, including Channel 4’s Jon Snow, BBC’s Kate Adie, The New York Times' Pulitzer Prize winner Malachy Browne, CNN’s Nima Elbagir and Rana Ayyub of the Washington Post to name a few.
Claire Byrne | A mentor in Gay Byrne, Irish mother & baby homes & surviving the treadmill
This episode features RTE television and radio broadcaster, Claire Byrne. Claire hosts Claire Byrne Live on RTE television and Today with Claire Byrne on RTE Radio 1 and is one of the most prominent journalists in Ireland.
We chat about Claire's journey from BBC to ITN back to TV3 and RTE in Ireland. We talk about her finding a mentor of sorts in Gay Byrne and we discuss the mother and baby home scandal in Ireland and how journalists must try to keep this story in the news.
Dhruti Shah | Eye witness news, Bear Markets & dealing with trauma
This episode features BBC journalist and author of Bear Markets and Beyond, Dhruti Shah. Dhruti specialises in news verification, user-generated content, investigative reporting and creative storytelling through social media. She has worked across much of the BBC including its news website, flagship investigations program Panorama, the business unit and the World Service.
Ben de Pear | Escaping Iran, Sri Lanka's killing fields & a mysterious midnight nurse
This episode features Ben de Pear, the Editor of Channel 4 News in the UK. Ben started his career in local journalism and then joined Sky News in 1994. From 2000-2005 he was based in Johannesburg as Africa editor for Sky and in 2005 he joined Channel 4 News as a foreign producer. He became foreign editor in 2008 and was appointed editor in August 2012.
Ben has won numerous Royal Television Society awards, FPA awards, BAFTAs and Emmy awards. He was also part of the 'For Sama' team that was nominated for an Academy Award.
Diane Foley SPOTLIGHT | James Foley & moral courage, Libya kidnapping & beheaded by ISIS
This episode features James Foley's mum, Diane Foley. James was a freelance journalist who began reporting in Iraq, then Afghanistan, Libya and finally Syria.
In 2011, Jim was detained by Colonel Muammar Gadaffi’s Libyan regime for 44 days. In January 2012, Jim began what would be many trips in and out of northern Syria as a freelance video journalist. The Foley Family’s final communication with Jim was one week before he was kidnapped on November 22, 2012 in northern Syria. The family never heard his voice again. Jim was murdered by ISIS on August 19, 2014 in the Raqqa region of Syria.
Carole Cadwalladr | Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook's role in Brexit & a revealing lunch
This episode features Carole Cadwalladr, a journalist for the Guardian and Observer in the United Kingdom. Carole worked for a year with whistleblower Christopher Wylie to publish her report into Cambridge Analytica. The investigation resulted in Mark Zuckerberg being called before Congress and Facebook losing more than $100 billion from its share price.
Carole's work has won a Polk Award and the Orwell Prize for political journalism, and she was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for National Reporting in 2019.
Greg Williams | WIRED, artificial intelligence bias & a Tory leader tumble
This episode features the Editor-in-Chief of WIRED UK, Greg Williams. At WIRED, Greg is responsible for all aspects of content including print digital, online, events, consulting, podcasts, video and other publishing ventures as well as supporting all commercial aspects of the business.
Excellent, travel and learn about the world from home!
Amazing podcast. I’ve learnt about so many things that I never really thought about before. A lovely mix topics told by incredible people who think they are normal. It’s great to hear about other parts of the world in a time where travel is off the agenda!
Loving the podcast! Each episode is engaging and the interview style is conversational and not forced. Loved the latest episode with Versha Sharma. Engaging for younger people too and highlighting the fact that they are interested in serious news stories and want their voices heard on serious issues! Great work!
I have binged on these podcasts during a couple of journeys. Shaunagh does an excellent job at coaxing out the colourful stories. The content and flow of these podcasts is excellent and incredibly interesting. Highly recommend.