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Is no news good news?

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15 August 2016

Episode 253

30 minutes


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It’s August and we’re officially in silly season, the name given to the quiet summer period during which the people who usually make the news are off on holiday. We find out how you keep the news cycle rolling when there’s no one to provide you with a juicy headline.

15 August 2016

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Chapter 1

How do you fill a newspaper during silly season?

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Robert Bound is joined in the studio by Sebastian Borger, London correspondent for the ‘Berliner Zeitung’ as we find out how to fill a paper’s pages with enough good stuff to keep the readers hooked during August.

16 minutes

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Chapter 2

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Summer’s busier side of the newsroom: the sports desk

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With Rio’s Summer Olympic Games in full swing, the world’s press has descended on the city. The global press pack could be dubbed Olympic gypsies, following the games around the world – some even moving to these countries before the games. But how is covering Rio different? Monocle’s Rio de Janeiro correspondent Sheena Rossiter explores the Olympic press room to find out.

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