Category Archives: Media

STEVEN SPIELBERG’S NEW FILM “THE POST” TELLS THE TALE OF A CORRUPT PRESIDENT AND A COURAGEOUS NEWSPAPER. NOTHING HAS CHANGED. ONLY NEWSPAPERS WILL KEEP YOU SAFE

Newspaper Executive and Media Investor Steve Sampson on why social media channels with pretensions to be your source of news are a dangerous joke   They say the definition of democracy is a free Press. There’s an understatement. You tell … Continue reading

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KELVIN MACKENZIE’S ‘EVERTON GORILLA’ COLUMN HAS DROPPED HIS BOSS RUPERT MURDOCH IN THE BROWN STUFF – MORE FOR HIS MEGA-BUCKS SKY BID THAN THE SUN

Steve Sampson, journalist and media expert, on the real fallout for Rupert Murdoch from his former Editor’s rant   There can hardly be a column more offensive and downright stupid than Kelvin MacKenzie’s rant in The Sun about Everton star … Continue reading

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WHY ATTENTION MINUTES SHOULD BE THE NEW “TRUTH” ON FACEBOOK VIDEOS – AND END THE LIES ON MULTI-MILLION VIEWS

Steve Sampson, journalist and media expert probes the reality behind Facebook and their multi-billion video views. There are lies, damn lies – then Facebook video viewing statistics. The social network – making the world more open and connected – has … Continue reading

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BAKE OFF IS JUST THE HEADLINE. FACT IS THE BBC CANNOT SURVIVE AT THE SHARP END IN A MODERN MEDIA WORLD

Steve Sampson, journalist and media expert, on why the under fire corporation no longer has the firepower to compete. The BBC were right to tell Love Productions to take their Bake Off programme and get stuffed. There comes a point … Continue reading

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STEVE SAMPSON ON WHY FACEBOOK WILL BECOME THE WORLD’S BIGGEST SPORT BROADCASTER

The numbers were pretty underwhelming. Facebook livestreamed Wayne Rooney’s Testimonial to its 1.7B worldwide fans – and got little over 250K live viewers by my reckoning between Manchester United and Wayne Rooney’s own page. Not great when you are talking … Continue reading

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STEVE SAMPSON ON “GOD IS A MAN. WHICH IS WHY WOMEN AT WORK NEED SPECIAL TREATMENT”.

Tell me a male executive amongst you who doesn’t hate (and fear) all that gender equality diversity crap. Fear because you might be sent home like Saatchi Chairman Kevin Roberts for speaking his mind. Or have the HR Gestapo breathing … Continue reading

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STEVE SAMPSON ON THE ALASTAIR CAMPBELL KELVIN MACKENZIE “F” WORD EMAIL. AT LEAST HE DIDN’T CALL HIM A C*NT. NOT YET ANYWAY.

So Kelvin MacKenzie, former Sun Editor and now the paper’s star columnist, writes a volte face in his column wishing he hadn’t voted for Brexit. Alastair Campbell, famous for being Tony Blair’s communications chief, sends Kelvin an e-mail telling him … Continue reading

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STEVE SAMPSON ON THE US ELECTION. IT WAS BUZZFEED WOT WON IT

Media commentator and leading newspaper executive Steve Sampson on the growing concerns over how social media is influencing the race to the White House. The definition of democracy is a free press. When Neil Kinnock lost the 1992 UK General … Continue reading

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STEVE SAMPSON ON WHY THE COPS NEED THE ROBBERS (sorry.. journalists) AND HOW TO COMMIT THE PERFECT MURDER

Newspaper Executive Steve Sampson on how the thin blue line of trust between police and journalists is being swamped by rules and regulations.   A senior Murder Squad detective once told me how to commit the perfect murder. Or damn … Continue reading

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WHEN IS A SEX STORY NOT A SEX STORY. WHEN IT THREATENS THE PRESS MORE THAN THE SEXY BEASTS.

Newspaper Executive Steve Sampson on the latest scandal to engulf a government Minister. This time it’s the Culture Minister in charge of… The Press. So a senior government Minister has been banging a prostitute (sorry Guardian/BBC… sex worker) who specialises … Continue reading

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