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Episode 10: What affect has COVID-19 had on news media?

June 06, 2020 Blue Collar Conservatism Season 1 Episode 10
Blue Collar Conversations
Episode 10: What affect has COVID-19 had on news media?
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Blue Collar Conversations
Episode 10: What affect has COVID-19 had on news media?
Jun 06, 2020 Season 1 Episode 10
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During Coronavirus we have consumed more news than ever before as we try to get to grips with Covid-19; how it is affecting us, our community and the world over. So who is in charge of our news and where facts are gathered and how accurate and impartial it is, is vital. 

During Covid-19, newspapers , TV, radio and news websites are having to undergoing significant changes, facing threats from many angles, from a more discerning public questioning news content to revenue reducing as fewer people buy papers during lockdown to advertising drying up as businesses cut costs. Taken together these are are radically altering the media industry as we know it. 

So who will survive and how will the media be changed in a post Covid world ? 

We speak to :

(0220 - 0814) Gary Jones, Editor in Chief of Express Newspapers, part of the Reach Group the biggest publishers of local and national newspapers.

(0842 - 1611) Steve Anderson, an independent producer/director of television programmes, who’s been Executive producer of BBC Question Time, head of news and current affairs at ITV, editor of the 6 o’clock news, Watchdog and Panorama, and Editor of Newsnight. 

(1639 - 2409) Tom Harwood, Senior Reporter at the Guido Fawkes website

(2451 - 3103) Christian May: Editor in Chief of City A.M.

Show Notes

During Coronavirus we have consumed more news than ever before as we try to get to grips with Covid-19; how it is affecting us, our community and the world over. So who is in charge of our news and where facts are gathered and how accurate and impartial it is, is vital. 

During Covid-19, newspapers , TV, radio and news websites are having to undergoing significant changes, facing threats from many angles, from a more discerning public questioning news content to revenue reducing as fewer people buy papers during lockdown to advertising drying up as businesses cut costs. Taken together these are are radically altering the media industry as we know it. 

So who will survive and how will the media be changed in a post Covid world ? 

We speak to :

(0220 - 0814) Gary Jones, Editor in Chief of Express Newspapers, part of the Reach Group the biggest publishers of local and national newspapers.

(0842 - 1611) Steve Anderson, an independent producer/director of television programmes, who’s been Executive producer of BBC Question Time, head of news and current affairs at ITV, editor of the 6 o’clock news, Watchdog and Panorama, and Editor of Newsnight. 

(1639 - 2409) Tom Harwood, Senior Reporter at the Guido Fawkes website

(2451 - 3103) Christian May: Editor in Chief of City A.M.