The tragedy of platform dependency (podcast)

Visiting lecturer in digital journalism at City University Adam Tinworth takes a look at the history of platform dependence. He discusses the rise of the intermediary, the tragic loss of focus on building direct relationships, and even touches on Second Life.

In the news roundup, Chris and Peter discuss managing director of Times Newspapers Ltd Chris Duncan’s declaration that “no more than ten” global English-language news brands will survive from subscriptions, and puzzle over whether journalists should be involved in the marketing material for their newspapers. It’s also a very sweary episode!

You can access the podcast here….