Episode 30 – Phone hacking payouts, RAJARs, falling ITV audience – The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Tabloid journalist Susie Boniface – also known as the Fleet Street Fox – and broadcaster Maggie Brown join Olly Mann to discuss the largest compensation payment in phone hacking history.
As a High Court judge orders more than £250,000 to be paid to Sadie Frost - the biggest single payout in phone-hacking history - Trinity Mirror sets aside £28m to pay more alleged victims. What impact might this have on budgets at the group’s local newspapers?
Also this week: What does the appointment of John Whittingdale as Culture Secretary mean for the BBC as it gears up to negotiate a new royal charter?
Matt Deegan uncovers the winners and losers in this week’s RAJAR results – where Radio 1’s reach has fallen below the psychologically-important figure of 10 million listeners a week. Radio 1 says it’s shedding older listeners but is that the whole story?
Plus, ITV revenues are going up but audiences are going down. The London newspapers moving production to an office in Dorset. And a quickfire quiz.
The Media Podcast is a PPM Production, produced by Peter Price.