Daily Press Summary | Tuesday 14th August 2018
Greg James on being Radio 1’s new morning DJ, fatbergs and David Attenborough
James on how Mel B ruined the 90s for him, why his listeners are the funniest people he knows and spending his teens downloading Chris Moyles jingles.
Absolute Radio commissions more in-house documentaries
Another round of programmes made by staff at Bauer Media have been commissioned by Absolute Radio for Autumn/Winter 2018.
Peak social media? Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat fail to make new friends
Snapchat – falling into line behind Facebook and Twitter – has become the latest social network to report declining user numbers in its half year results.
Studio ding-dongs don’t explain news, says BBC
The BBC has signalled an end to the “polarising” debates on its current affairs programmes and questioned the future format of the News at Ten.
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Radiocentre’s Lucy Barrett picks her Desert Island Radio Ads
Radio is booming in the UK according to the latest figures from the Advertising Association. Here Lucy chooses some examples of outstanding global creativity.
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Platform obsessions and definitional hell
The difficulty of disentangling duplication in adland’s revenues figures is causing serious confusion, writes Dominic Mills.
Ticketmaster to close resale sites Seatwave and Get Me In
Ticketmaster is closing its secondary ticketing websites Seatwave and Get Me In, in a bid to combat touts.
Nick Daly joins Virgin Radio from Absolute Radio
Nick Daly, former executive producer of The Christian O’Connell Show, is joining Virgin Radio from Absolute Radio.
Press may have its day again
(Opinion) A few years ago, a newspaper journalist friend was told by her boss that the section she edited would be ditched from the paper and moved ‘online only’. It was the beginning of the end.
Interview relaunch proves there’s life yet in high-end magazines
Four months ago, Interview magazine was closed down, consigned to the dumpster of pop culture memorabilia and detritus. Now Brant Publications has reversed that decision and is set to embark on a contentious restoration of the title with a September issue fronted by the transgender model Hari Nef.
The cost of normalising extreme and false ideas
From inviting neo-Nazis on to news shows to the BBC’s problem of achieving balance, there is a worrying trend of extreme views being elevated by broadcast media, writes Raymond Snoddy.
The radio ‘saved my little girl’s life’
When Marieta was just a year old she developed a high fever and became really unwell.