When making use of resources for research or work, I’m not usually very adventurous and tend to stick to what I know – the traditional form of books or online articles. But, this post encouraged me to delve into the depths of the Internet in seek of something a little more exciting, exploring the wider options available.
This introduced me to podcasts, which I’ve found make a refreshing change, enabling you to listen to information and discussion in the background. You can easily absorb the thoughts led by professionals, as opposed to always having to sit down and strain your eyes reading large amounts of text.
BBC Radio 4 run ‘The Media Show’ which is described as “a topical programme” regarding current media issues, presented by Steve Hewlett and updated on a weekly basis.
What’s great about this show is the wide range of clips available online, with 370 episodes currently accessible. They are available for an indefinite period so it’s useful to know that with most podcasts you can also download an MP3 version if you need one for a long period to refer back to. Even better… if you find you particularly like the show, you can subscribe so that you automatically always receive the podcasts!
I recommend checking out the ‘Future of the BBC’ as people often have different views on this. It’s also interesting as it features an audience who have the opportunity to broach questions to the media professionals.