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The Book Of Man founder Martin Robinson on promoting mental health online

On this week’s episode, The Book Of Man co-founder Martin Robinson discusses his journey through the UK magazine industry, the need for a space for men to honestly discuss mental health, and plans for podcasts, longform and membership.

In the news roundup we discuss YouTube Music Premium’s place in the market, Twitter’s latest attempt at fixing its troll problem, and whether it’s a good or bad thing that Facebook and Google are now the biggest funders of journalism.

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Paywall Special

In this bumper episode, the team discusses the rise of the paywall. As everyone from Vanity Fair to the New Statesman have decided to launch paywalls, we try to determine whether there is a recipe for paywall success, taking in everything from the need for brand recognition, the propensity for people to pay, and the likely outcomes of the trend towards reader revenue.

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PressPad founder Olivia Crellin on the need for diversity in journalism

In this week’s episode of Media Voices, PressPad founder and BBC journalist Olivia Crellin explains how PressPad aims to diversify the media by removing one of the main financial obstacles to those trying to enter the profession.

In the news round-up, the team discuss a week of huge news around paywalls, the success of The New York Times’ subscription efforts, and why Snapchat has stopped paying licensing fees.

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LSE’s Charlie Beckett on Truth, Trust and Technology

In this week’s episode we hear from the London School of Economics’ professor Charlie Beckett about its Truth, Trust & Technology Commission, on the role of platforms in defining truth, whether media literacy is a good or a bad thing and whether we can still use the term “fake news” as a helpful definition.

In the news round-up, a full house of hosts discuss Hearst’s mea culpa over abandoning quality journalism in pursuit of scale, Netflix’s original content plans, and early wobbles for Facebook’s local journalism scheme.

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Mic’s Cory Haik on millennial loyalty, meaningful storytelling and the importance of deliberate distribution

This week, Mic’s Publisher Cory Haik talks to us about surviving as a video-first publisher in a platform world, how they retain a loyal and engaged millennial audience, and why she’s not giving up on platform publishing as a sustainable option.

In the news round-up, Peter and Esther discuss missed opportunities to grill the Zuck, why they won’t be flocking to Yahoo News any time soon, Martin Sorrell’s surprise departure and why Flipboard has reclaimed its traffic crown. Chris frolics with hobbits abroad.

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The Disconnect’s founders on experimentation and counter-intuitive bets

This week, Peter speaks to The Disconnect’s co-founders Chris Bolin and Clayton d’Arnault about the philosophy and meaning behind a digital magazine that can only be consumed while offline.

In the news round-up we discuss the sale of Time Inc’s flagship titles, what makes a magazine title valuable to different media companies, and go deep into whether ‘the Duopoly’ is an unhelpful and misleading label. The team narrowly avoid singing Rihanna.

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The Atlantic’s Executive Director EMEA Jemima Villanueva on trust and transparency

This week Jemima Villanueva, Executive Director for EMEA at The Atlantic tells us about trends in programmatic advertising, the need for trust, transparency and collaboration and her own role in the Atlantic’s relatively new European operation.

In the news round-up the team discuss which ‘Netflix for magazines’ service will succeed (if any), whether Netflix itself should launch a weekly current affairs show, and discuss what the Evening Standard’s redesign says about its five year plan. The team awards its first ever Voicey Award.

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The Scottish Wedding Directory’s Chris Phin on switching niches and ads vs reader revenues

In this week’s episode of Media Voices, Peter talks to Chris Phin, Head of DC Thomson’s Scottish Wedding Directory, about the best ways to monetise a niche vertical and switching from tech journalism to covering the bridal scene.

In the news round-up, the team discuss Amol Rajan and Farhad Manjoo’s points getting lost in controversy, Trinity Mirror’s rebrand to Reach, and, surprise surprise, ‘fake news’.

Our full archive of interviews is available on the Media Voices Episodes Page.

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Twitter’s VP for EMEA Bruce Daisley on news, live video and transparency

This week, Twitter’s VP of EMEA Bruce Daisley takes us through how the social network rediscovered its ‘sweet spot’ in the ranks of other platforms, where news and live video fit into its strategy, and media responsibility.

In the news roundup the team discuss The New Statesman launching a metered paywall, Snapchat doubling down on an old idea, and the end of social-first publisher Little Things. Chris and Esther make Peter an honorary Millennial.

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Positive News’ Sean Dagan Wood on building membership around constructive journalism

This week, we hear from co-founder of the Constructive Journalism Project and Editor-in-Chief of Positive News Magazine Sean Dagan Wood, to learn how at least one publisher is building a membership model around news with a constructive spin.

In the news round-up, the team discuss how Kylie Jenner caused Snap’s stock to plummet, the swings and roundabouts of Vox Media redundancies and The Atlantic’s hiring spree, and Salon using its audience’s spare processing power to mine a cryptocurrency. Peter puts his tinfoil hat on for Conspiracy Corner.

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