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Charlotte Henry is a journalist and broadcaster who creates and runs The Addition newsletter and podcast; an award-winning publication looking at the crossover between media and technology.

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Welcome to The Addition, where I bring together tech, media and culture. It's been a busy week this week. If you want more on what is happening in British politics, check out the House of Comments podcast I co-present with Emma Burnell. It's another way to get the paid version of this newsletter too. If you sign up via Patreon, you get this newsletter, my co-host Emma's newsletter and the extra episodes at the bargain price of £5 a month. When Netflix announced an ad-supported tier it felt...

Welcome to The Addition, where I cover the intersection of media, tech and culture. Inevitably, politics often seeps into that, as is the case this week. If you enjoy this newsletter, take out a paid subscription. Want more politics? Check out my podcast House of Comments. It is also another great way to get the paid version of this newsletter. If you sign up via Patreon, you get this newsletter, my co-host Emma Burnell's newsletter and the extra episodes for £5 a month. After a busy Saturday...

CNN is cutting jobs. "Media organisation makes people redundant" is hardly revelatory in 2024, but this move includes closing down its CNN opinion section. Claire Atkinson exclusively revealed a memo from boss Mark Thompson and reported on the end of the comment section. Churning out comment pieces is generally cheaper than reporting. However, if you want to refocus a news organisation, I guess you can see why that is the bit that would be sacrificed, particularly heading into a presidential...

Welcome to The Addition. Let me know if you like (or don't like!) hearing from me on a Saturday. If you're interested in more UK election coverage, check out my podcast House of Comments. It is also another great way to get the paid version of this newsletter. If you sign up via Patreon, you get this newsletter, my co-host Emma Burnell's newsletter and the extra episodes for £5 a month. On Thursday, Andy Murray made what we now know to be his last-ever Wimbledon appearance. The coverage was,...

What's this? A newsletter on a Monday?! Well, I'm trying out a new timeline, so I hope you like it. I am also publishing more podcasts per week. Make sure you check out part one and part two of the fantastic conversation I had with Dan Kennedy and Ellen Clegg. Euros Beat the Election I was at the Podcast Show London, looking forward to a summer of sport… then Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called a General Election. This came as a surprise to media and civilians alike. Most people had expected...

Welcome to The Addition, where I cover the crossover between media, culture and tech. Euro 2024 has been a fantastic tournament so far, with coverage across the BBC and ITV in the UK. Competition for football rights has always been fierce between the two. Indeed, back in the day, it curtailed what could have been a groundbreaking digital rights management (DRM) free video strategy at the BBC. Then director general Sir Mark Thompson was set to be presented with a "vodcast" strategy by some at...

Welcome to The Addition, where I cover the crossover between media and tech. There is a new episode of “House of Comments”, the politics podcast I co-present, out. This week we focus on how UK prime minister Rishi Sunak has had to apologise after he departed D-Day 80th anniversary commemorations early. Listen here Threads News Fail Threads has been live for a little under a year. While it has undoubtedly made some progress, it has failed to become the hub of online conversation in the way...

Welcome to The Addition, where I cover the crossover between media and tech. My apologies for the lack of a newsletter on Friday. I managed to hurt my wrist playing football and finally went for an X-ray that morning. (I know, I know...) It turns out I have a minor fracture. It also turns out that, according to the surgeon who looked after me, typing helps the recovery, so I don't have an excuse any more! House of Comments, the politics podcast I co-host with Emma Burnell, is doing extra...

Welcome to The Addition, where I will add up media, tech, and culture. If you've been forwarded this newsletter and like it, please take out your on subscription. £5.00 / month Paid Newsletter Take out a paid subscription to The Addition for member-only newsletter containing extra insights and scoops about the... Read more Get it now! House of Comments, the politics podcast I co-host with Emma Burnell, is doing extra episodes for paying members. We discuss the proposed return of national...

Normally, full newsletters are only available for paid subscribers. However, I like to share them with everyone everyone once in a while! Upgrade now so you don't miss out on more scoops and analysis. £5.00 / month Paid Newsletter Take out a paid subscription to The Addition for member-only newsletter containing extra insights and scoops about the... Read more Get it now! I'm heading to the Podcast Show London tomorrow and Thursday. It should be a great into the current state of the industry....