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Sky News Celebrates 30 Years
Sky News celebrates its 30th anniversary this week.
Launched in 1989, Sky News was first UK based rolling news channel and in that time has won many accolades, notably an International Emmy Award for its coverage of the London bombings in 2005.
It soon became the channel of choice for opinion formers and has shown up its better funded public rival on many occasions, most recently in its coverage of Brexit.
To mark the occasion Sky is providing uninterrupted behind the scenes access to its newsroom, editorial meetings and Outside Broadcasts from 07:00 to 17:00 GMT for today only, albeit delayed to ensure compliance with OFCOM guidelines, on a dedicated channel “Sky News Raw”.
Also of note this week:
Former Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter is to launch a weekly subscription newsletter “Air Mail” sent to subscribers every Saturday at 06:00 EST promising an international outlook for American audience, and steering well clear of Washington. (New York Times)
The Drum charts 15 years of Facebook.. (The Drum)
The Financial Times has taken a 25% stake in a new media website targeted at European tech start-ups, Sifted. The website was co-founded by John Thornill, Innovation Editor of the FT.
HBO, under pressure from its new parent WarnerMedia to increase original programming to compete with Netflix, will begin to premiere new shows on a Monday evening. (New York Times)
The New Statesman interviews Lauren Laverne of BBC 6 Music and Radio 4. (New Statesman)
Spotify is reported to be in talks to acquire Brooklyn based podcast production company Gimlet Media. (Recode)
The number of TV viewers in the UK cancelling their licence fee jumps. (The Times)
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