25 episodes

Eurovision News Podcast: A behind-the-scenes look at public service media news

The Eurovision News Podcast is a bi-monthly podcast that explores how public service media organizations across Europe and beyond deliver trustworthy and reliable news to their audiences. Each episode features an interview with a guest who shares their insights, experiences, and challenges in their area of expertise. The podcast covers topics such as media freedom and safety, misinformation and disinformation, audience engagement and trust, digital transformation and sustainability. The podcast is produced by the EBU, the world’s leading alliance of public service media. If you are interested in journalism and public service media, this podcast is for you. Tune in and learn from the best practices, innovations, and collaborations of public service media around the world.

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    • News
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Eurovision News Podcast: A behind-the-scenes look at public service media news

The Eurovision News Podcast is a bi-monthly podcast that explores how public service media organizations across Europe and beyond deliver trustworthy and reliable news to their audiences. Each episode features an interview with a guest who shares their insights, experiences, and challenges in their area of expertise. The podcast covers topics such as media freedom and safety, misinformation and disinformation, audience engagement and trust, digital transformation and sustainability. The podcast is produced by the EBU, the world’s leading alliance of public service media. If you are interested in journalism and public service media, this podcast is for you. Tune in and learn from the best practices, innovations, and collaborations of public service media around the world.

    Navigating Poland’s Public Media Transformation

    Navigating Poland’s Public Media Transformation

    Since last December’s change in government, Poland’s public broadcasting landscape has once again come under scrutiny. State actions aimed at restoring journalistic integrity and independence, which were undermined by the previous government, have become headline news themselves.
    In this episode, we’re joined by Wojciech Cegielski, Head of News at Polish Radio. Together, we delve into the current state of Polish public broadcasting, explore the challenges it faces, and discuss the implications for journalism and democracy.Wojciech Cegielski

    • 25 min
    Behind the Headlines: a Conversation on Mental Health in Journalism with John Crowley

    Behind the Headlines: a Conversation on Mental Health in Journalism with John Crowley

    In today's episode, we delve into the challenges faced by journalists in managing their mental health amidst the demanding nature of the media industry. We're joined by John Crowley, co-director with Hannah Storm of Headlines Network, an organization that provides resources and training to support mental well-being in the media. It aims to foster conversations on mental health through its podcast series, sharing insights and stories that highlight the importance of this issue in journalism.
    John Crowley is a journalist with over 25 years of experience in managing teams across various media positions. He has served as a digital editor for The Wall Street Journal in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and has held managerial roles at The Daily Telegraph and Newsweek. 
    In this episode, he talks about why he co-founded the Headlines Network with Hannah Storm after his own personal experience with burnout and the importance of their organization's work for newsrooms and with journalists across Europe and beyond. Behind The Headlines with Headlines Network podcastheadlines-network.com
     

    • 35 min
    Journalism & the Power of Storytelling with Liam O’Brien

    Journalism & the Power of Storytelling with Liam O’Brien

    In this episode, we delve into the art and impact of storytelling in journalism. To do this, we are joined by Liam O’Brien, an award-winning documentary maker and the chair of the EBU Audio Storytelling Group. We explore the nuances of telling captivating stories, the responsibility of journalists as storytellers, and how strategic narrative can significantly enhance the connection and impact on an audience.***Trigger Warning: This podcast episode contains discussions of abuse, including sexual abuse. Listener discretion is advised. If you may be triggered by these topics, please consider skipping this episode or listening with a trusted support person.***Liam at RTE EBU Audio Storytelling Group
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    • 36 min
    Combating Disinformation and Digital Verification

    Combating Disinformation and Digital Verification

    With hundreds of hours of video uploaded to social platforms every minute, eyewitness media is playing an ever-increasing role within newsrooms. Eyewitness Videos from bystanders and activists are emerging from all over the world, in real time, as events unfold.  With this influx of real-time content, newsrooms are presented with both opportunities and challenges.
    In this episode, Laurent Frat speaks with Derek Bowler, Head of Social Newsgathering at the European Broadcasting Union, and Andrew Smith, a producer and digital verification expert at the EBU. Together, we delve into the strategies and methodologies employed by the Eurovision Social Newswire to navigate this information landscape. We'll explore how they effectively discern fact from fiction and ensure responsible and ethical use of eyewitness media.

    • 45 min
    100 Years of Radio: Stories of Trust and Resilience

    100 Years of Radio: Stories of Trust and Resilience

    Today, on UNESCO World Radio Day, we celebrate 100 years of radio and its indispensable role as the most trusted and dependable form of media in the world. In times of emergencies and conflicts, radio becomes a lifeline for millions, providing verified and factual information. Join host Laurent Frat as he speaks with Cilla Benko, the Director General of Swedish Radio and Vice President of the EBU Executive Board, and Ibrahim Abdelbaki, the Gaza Lifeline Service Editor, a BBC Action Radio Program. They discuss the challenges radio faces in the next century, its impact in conflict zones like Ukraine and Gaza, and why radio remains the most trusted medium. Discover how radio continues to be a vital platform for democracy, impartiality, and the importance of radio in cars. Learn why radio is more relevant than ever in our digital age. 

    • 35 min
    An interdisciplinary approach to AI, media and human-computer interactions

    An interdisciplinary approach to AI, media and human-computer interactions

    In this episode, Laurent Frat interviews Professor Justine Cassell.  Justine is world-renowned in the field of artificial intelligence and human-computer interactions. She is the SCS Dean’s Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where she leads several initiatives on technology-enhanced learning, personal assistants, and human-computer interaction.
    She is currently on leave from CMU to hold the founding international chair at the Paris Institute on Interdisciplinary Research in AI, holds the position of director of research at Inria Paris, and serves as a member of the governmental committee on the future of digital in France.
    She holds dual PhDs in psychology and linguistics and has received numerous awards and honors for her groundbreaking work on embodied conversational agents, virtual humans, and social robotics. http://www.justinecassell.com/

    • 39 min

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