#29 - Election 2015 SPECIAL - The Media Podcast with OIly Mann

May 08, 2015, 03:49 PM

Boyd Hilton of Heat Magazine, former Discovery exec and City University professor Lis Howell and Alex Hudson, former Mirror journalist and BBC Question Time producer join Olly Mann to discuss how the major broadcasters and press outlets have handled the most unpredictable election in living memory.

With most commentators lulled into thinking the result would be close, the panel discuss which news teams coped best with the unfolding narrative - and if social media had any impact at all (Spoiler: It didn’t)

There’s talk of Sky innovations in the TV gallery, the BBC’s first election away from TV Centre and why it was The Sun (amongst others) wot won it.

Plus, we squeeze in the week’s other stories including turmoil at Al Jazeera America, a new home on ITV for the Top Gear Three and new proposals for 5live’s sister station, Sports Extra.