The Media Podcast with Matt Deegan

Edinburgh International TV Festival 2023

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Episode notes

How risky can broadcasters afford to be? With freelancers in real trouble and commissions slowing down, this year's Edinburgh International TV Festival has been a flurry of debate and tension. Matt Deegan is joined at the conference by Deadline's Jake Kanter, Broadcast's Rebecca Cooney and Gold Wala's Faraz Osman to pick apart the key takeaways.

Also on the programme: an exclusive interview with reporter Tom Latchem, one half of the reporting duo responsible for breaking the Dan Wootton allegations for Byline Times. In this revealing discussion, Latchem reveals the impact of taking on the GB News star, the reluctance of the media to cover the story, and where the story heads next.

Plus: Love Production's Richard McKerrow discusses Louis Theroux's keynote MacTaggart lecture on the risk of not taking risks... and, in the Media Quiz, we decide which are real commissions announced this week... and which are racehorses.

A Rethink Audio production, produced by Matt Hill. With thanks to the Edinburgh International Television Festival.

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