Media Masters
Politically sensitive adverts, Scottish Independence, and interactive TV
Aug 19, 2014 · 28 min
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Indra Adnan, founder of the Soft Power Network, and media technologist Tony Churnside, Technical Director at The New Radiophonic Workshop, join Paul Blanchard to discuss the latest media stories. The Guardian has been criticised for publishing an advert that compared Hamas to “child killers”. The advert had been turned down by The Times - which paper was right? With the Scottish independence referendum just around the corner, have TV channels in England, Wales and Northern Ireland given the issue enough coverage? BBC3 has just broadcast its first interactive drama, giving viewers the power to make decisions for the main characters and change the direction of the programme. Is this the future of television?
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