The Media Podcast #4 - hacking trial verdicts, Rising Star US

Jul 15, 2014, 01:23 PM

Olly Mann is joined by media commentator Roy Greenslade, former broadcast exec Lis Howell and radio consultant Matt Deegan to discuss the biggest media stories of the week.

The first wave of hacking prosecutions draw to a close, with former News of the World editor Andy Coulson found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones - whilst Rebecca Brooks is cleared of all charges. What is does the future hold for Rupert Murdoch’s favourite editor?

There’s talk on the three Al-Jazeera journalists sentenced to lengthy jail terms in Egypt and jihadist group Isis’s use of social networking.

TV talent show Rising Star launches in the US to lacklustre reviews - what can ITV and Channel 4 learn from the first show?

Plus, Lenny Henry finds little to applaud in the BBC’s new diversity campaign and Channel 4’s Jay Hunt urges women to stay in the industry - leading to some practical advice from Lis and Matt.

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