Mirror Editor Goes, Post Office Dramas & Hopes For Local News

On the agenda this week: the editor of the Daily Mirror quits, amid swingeing cuts at Reach. Is the paper in serious trouble? Media news and analysis with host Matt Deegan and guests Chris Curtis (editor, Broadcast Magazine), Alex Farber (Media Editor, The Times) and Charlotte Tobitt (Reporter, Press Gazette).

Rob Smyth joins Matt to discuss the surge in local news start-ups, driven in part by new companies like The Lead, and why there’s hope for journalism on Substack.

Also on the programme: the magic of drama - how did it become the cavalry to Mr Bates and wronged subpostmasters everywhere? 

All that, plus in the Media Quiz... we consider the week in news for Ed Balls, Carol Vorderman and John Oliver. 

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