On the Media Show this week presenter Brenda Power talks to Sunday Independent editor Anne Harris about what Harris sees as dangerous days for press freedom in Ireland.
With a major study on RTE's use of public funding due shortly RTE's Director General Noel Curran talks about the challenges facing RTE and the radical options it faces in funding its public service remit.
Also featured, Caroline Erskine on the campaign to get more women's voices on air.
A series that gets behind media stories in broadcasting, print and online and shows how our daily media diet is shaped. An Athena Media production for RTÉ Radio 1
The eight-part series will see Power and the show team following key decision-makers in media both in Ireland and across the world, looking at the people behind our media and finding out how it works.
In the series Power will be joined by Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte and that show will explore the regulation of social media; how the new public broadcasting charge will work; media futures and how the New York Times is dealing with the digital challenge.
The Media Show is an Athena Media production for RTÉ Radio 1. The producer is Helen Shaw. If you would like to contact the programme email firstname.lastname@example.org