Media

Films, Media

Dwindling Choices

A couple of weeks ago, Ofcom released its annual Communications Market Report. It’s always stuffed full of information about the UK...

Internet, Media, TV

Netflix and Disney

Last week came news that Disney would be pulling its movies from Netflix at the end of the current arrangement, and that Disney would in...

Media, Politics

What Does “Digital” Mean?

The OED defines “digital” in five key ways, but the key definition that interests us here is as follows: Digital technology;...

Media, TV

The Nightly Show

Before ITV launched The Nightly Show into the 10:00pm weekday slot I said that we should avoid comparisons with US late evening talk shows...

Media

RIP Steve Hewlett

Earlier today, the death of journalist and broadcaster Steve Hewlett was announced by Eddie Mair on Radio 4. He was 58. Since September...

Audio, Internet, Media, Technology

Amazon Echo – A Longer Term Test

I bought my Amazon Echo on its official UK release back in September last year. I wrote about it at the time, but I thought it might be...

Media

Celebrity RIP Tweets

We have just come through 2016, and for many, it won’t be fondly remembered. Election and referendum results notwithstanding, there...

Media

Girls on Trains

That sounds a bit creepy. I’m actually talking about the phenomenon that is Paula Hawkins’ novel The Girl on the Train. It has...

Audio, Media, Radio

Diversity in Radio

Yesterday, two things happened. I got an email from Sound Women telling me that the organisation will be closing down at the end of next...

Media, News

Problems with News Video

Recently the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism published its annual Digital News Report, authored by Nic Newman. If...