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Social media, anti-social media, breaking news, faking news: this is the programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC's media editor. New episode every Wednesday

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Social media, anti-social media, breaking news, faking news: this is the programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC's media editor. New episode every Wednesday

    Whose truth is it anyway?

    Whose truth is it anyway?

    Amol Rajan on the thorny questions of free speech, impartiality and truth in newsrooms.

    Guests: Tom Rosenstiel, Executive Director of the American Press Institute; Rachel Corp, Editor of ITV News; Andrew Neil, Chairman of The Spectator; Nesrine Malik, columnist at The Guardian.

    Studio engineer: Giles Aspden
    Producer: Hannah Sander

    (Photo: Jo Holland / BBC)

    • 28 min
    David vs Goliath

    David vs Goliath

    Amol Rajan on the TV channels and online services that have carved out a niche for themselves – away from the big broadcasters.

    Guests: Robert Llewellyn, CEO of Fully Charged, Sarah Cronin-Stanley, Managing Director of Talking Pictures TV, Nicky Ness, Director of Broadcasting & Entertainment at BFBS, and Andrew White, Senior Producer of Walks Around Britain.

    Studio engineer: Nigel Dix
    Producer: Hannah Sander

    (Image: Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in Country Girl, broadcast on Talking Pictures TV)

    • 27 min
    Who cares about local news?

    Who cares about local news?

    As job cuts are announced by Reach, the UK’s largest regional newspaper publisher, Amol Rajan looks at initiatives to fund local journalism. Also in the programme, is TikTok the new Huawei?

    Guests: Karin Goodwin, co-editor of The Ferret, Ian Carter, editorial director of the Illife Media Group, Michelle Stanistreet, general secretary of the National Union of Journalists, Hugh Schofield, BBC correspondent in Paris, and Dr Tim Stevens, lecturer in global security at King's College London.

    Sound engineer: Nigel Dix

    Producer: Richard Hooper

    • 28 min
    Fake news? Meet the fake journalists

    Fake news? Meet the fake journalists

    The Daily Beast has published an investigation into a network of fake journalists that placed opinion pieces in dozens of real news outlets. All the articles were sympathetic to the foreign policy objectives of the United Arab Emirates and the "journalists" who wrote them were backed up by fictitious online personas. Amol Rajan is joined by Marc Owen Jones, an assistant professor at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Qatar, and Marianna Spring, BBC reporter covering disinformation and social media.

    Also in the programme, restarting TV production in a global pandemic, with Danielle Lux, CPL managing director, David Mortimer, STV Productions managing director, and Emeka Onono, director and executive producer of Trump in Tweets.

    Sound engineer: Tim Heffer
    Producer: Richard Hooper

    • 28 min
    Times Radio launches and Twitch faces reckoning

    Times Radio launches and Twitch faces reckoning

    One of the oldest media brands in the world, The Times, is now running a radio station. Meanwhile, one of the world’s newest - Twitch, the video game streaming platform owned by Amazon - is facing a crisis caused by old-fashioned misogyny. Amol Rajan is joined by Tim Levell, Programme Director of Times Radio, Miranda Sawyer, radio critic of The Observer, Frankie Ward, esports host and Twitch streamer, Cecilia D'Anastasio, journalist at Wired, and Chris Stokel-Walker, freelance journalist.

    Studio engineer: Tim Heffer

    Producer: Richard Hooper

    • 28 min
    Rethinking advertising

    Rethinking advertising

    How a global pandemic is changing the advertising industry. Amol Rajan is joined by Johnny Hornby, The&Partnership, Christopher Kenna, Brand Advance, Dino Myers-Lamptey, The Barber Shop and Lindsey Clay, Thinkbox.

    Sound engineer: Giles Aspen
    Producer: Richard Hooper

    • 27 min

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