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Media Voices podcast: The Reuters Institute's Nic Newman on bias, bullshit and lies in the news

In this week's episode Nic Newman, visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, takes us through his and Dr. Richard Fletcher's latest report, entitled 'Bias, Bullshit and Lies: Audience Perspectives on Low Trust in the Media'.

In the news round-up, Peter and Esther discuss the pivot from video, BuzzFeed's ecommerce proposition, and YouTube's plans to eat the music industry. They begin with fully 30 seconds of snow puns.

The Media Voices team are reading:

• ‘You have to love the complexities’: Publishers confront challenges in growing events, via Digiday

• The decade of display that wasn't, via Medium

 

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