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Outpost News: Britain’s smallest radio station
Located in the northwestern corner of the Scottish Highlands, Gairloch is a coastal village of about 700 people that is known for its mountains, sea loch and rugged landscape. Monocle paid a visit to Two Lochs, reportedly Britain’s smallest commercial radio station, which is nestled on Gairloch’s shores, run by a handful of volunteers and has built a loyal fanbase of global listeners.
War reporting, print’s future and being a TV anchor
From CNN’s Clarissa Ward on reporting in hotspots around the world to Magculture’s Jeremy Leslie on the future of print, here are some of the highlights from The Monocle Media Summit in London. Listen to more from the annual event here.
Monocle’s digital decency manifesto
Technology is everywhere but that ubiquity can come at a cost to our health, wellbeing and the quality of our conversations. View our manifesto for a more dignified relationship with all things digital and learn to be a little kinder and more cautious online.
Mipcom: screen grab
We travel to Mipcom, the annual tradeshow in Cannes, to meet the movers and shakers defining the future of the film and television industry.
Designing the news
How do you unpack stories in the most engaging way while building a credible and comprehensive brand? Monocle Films showcases best design for paper and screen too.
The power of journalism
What’s the future of media? We take a look into the art of original reporting and see why we devour stories in different ways.
Let’s talk about it
Can good design cut through the babble? Who are the media players that still engage us in print and beyond? How can technology become less demanding and more friendly? And what happens when we stop meeting face to face? This film set up the digital-versus-analogue debate at Monocle’s Quality of Life Conference in Vienna.
Reporting the Arctic
It is undoubtedly one of the more inhospitable places on Earth but take a look: there is a trove of stories to be told about the vast and varied Canadian Arctic.
State of the news
Burma's national broadcaster, MRTV, was once a government mouthpiece. As the country slowly turns to democracy, Monocle films goes behind the scenes to see if it can change with the times.
Spread the Word
There is a weight of passion, wit, intellect and fun to be found on Italy's screens, in its speakers and in its print. Monocle delves into the quirks of the country's news and entertainment, and finds the best of its leaders and merchants.
City Voices - Chicago
Rick Kogan has been a newspaperman in his hometown of Chicago for over 40 years. These days he has a Sunday morning radio show in addition to a column at the Chicago Tribune, and in both his mission is to document life in the city through stories about the people who make up the place. Gabriel Leigh visits Kogan at the Tribune Tower to hear his take on the state of journalism and quality of life in his city.
As a wave of uprisings and revolutions have swept across North Africa and the Middle East, one news channel has been at the heart of the action. From Egypt to Libya, Al Jazeera’s reporting has had a major influence on events on the ground. It has also helped to position Doha as one of the most important capitals in the Arab world.
Art International Radio
Art International Radio is an internet radio station based in the Clocktower in lower Manhattan, a building famous for having been at the centre of New York’s art scene in the 1970s and 1980s. At the helm is Alanna Heiss, who’s been at the forefront of contemporary art in New York City for decades and was the founder of PS1, a centre for art in Queens that’s now part of the Museum of Modern Art. AIR broadcasts art-related talk and interviews as well as an eclectic range of music, and experiments with radio theatre and more ambitious sound-based extensions of art projects. Monocle visited the headquarters to see the operation in action.
After the earthquake of internet erosion and an advertising downturn, how does the TV landscape look? At MIPCOM, the TV industry's annual market for shows and ideas both good and bad, culture editor Robert Bound strolls the Cannes Croisette to take the temperature of an industry determined to put on a show despite the doldrums.