The Media Podcast with Matt Deegan

The Mail on Sunday's Basic Instinct & A Twitter Takeover

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Episode notes

The Mail On Sunday doubles down on their Angela Rayner/Basic Instinct story, sparking widespread condemnation. How has this incident gone down in the lobby pool that attends Westminster every week? Former political correspondent Jim Waterson tells us about life as a lobby hack.

A second sexism story has sparked conversations in the industry, as ex-Radio One DJ Tim Westwood is accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women of colour. Lis Howell (of the Expert Women project) discusses the barriers facing women in the sector.

Also on the programme: the BBC launches an experiment to prove its value - will they convince sceptics to pay the licence fee?

And in our deep dive this week, investigative journalist James Ball talks to Matt about Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover and what it means for the media community and press liberty - hear an extra 20mins over on our Patreon.

Plus, in the Media Quiz, we find out which companies are Making Waves in the audio industry.

A Rethink Audio Production. Produced by Phoebe Adler Ryan, with support from Matt Hill.

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