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Charlotte Henry

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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Huw Edwards Resigns But This is Not The End

Fancy a trip to the North of England? The Grub Street Journal is inviting you to an afternoon of magazine chat in The Snow Goose, one of the quirkiest pubs in Cheshire. Across the afternoon, they'll be interviewing former Empire editor-in-chief Terri White, Big Issue editor Paul McNamee, award-winning indie mag publishers Kate and Jack Lennie and Manchester-based B2B publisher Roy Rowlands. I'm attending, so hopefully see you there. Tickets are available here. No usual newsletter today as I'm...

about 9 hours ago • 2 min read

Fancy a trip to the North of England? The Grub Street Journal is inviting you to an afternoon of magazine chat in The Snow Goose, one of the quirkiest pubs in Cheshire. Across the afternoon, they'll be interviewing former Empire editor-in-chief Terri White, Big Issue editor Paul McNamee, award-winning indie mag publishers Kate and Jack Lennie and Manchester-based B2B publisher Roy Rowlands. I'm attending, so hopefully see you there. Tickets are available here. Taylor Swift has released a new...

4 days ago • 2 min read

For this month's "Lessons from the creator economy" column for Media Voices I interviewed Sophia Smith Galer. It was a fascinating conversation with a very modern media operator. Read it here. "Fallout" is looking like a hit for Prime Video [Image via Amazon Prime Video] Although there are undoubtedly issues as studios have tightened their belts, streaming has also provided film and TV creators with greater opportunities to get their work out there. Yet all too often we are seeing...

7 days ago • 2 min read

Britain is heading towards local elections in May and then a General Election, now expected around October/November. The rules around broadcasting during the so-called "regulated period" in the run-up to polling day are very strict. This is likely to please one of the country's political parties, which is having something of a dispute with one channel about their output. More on that to come... Keeley Hawes, Gillian Anderson, Billie Piper in "Scoop" Despite having to cover the lives of other...

11 days ago • 2 min read

Welcome to The Addition's paid newsletter. Thank you for supporting my work. There is a lot going on in media land... Camilla Tominey and Kamal Ahmed are presenting a new daily podcast for The Telegraph Most media outlets, certainly the major ones, have to be lost of things to lost of different people. Newspapers need to provide videos, games and… podcasts. Daily news podcasts have become particularly popular. The New York Times and The Times newspapers are among those that offer such a...

14 days ago • 3 min read

"Scoops", the Netflix movie that tells the story of Prince Andrew's disastrous "Newsnight" interview, is out today. I reviewed the book it is based on, authored by producer Sam McAlister (played by Billie Piper in the film). I'm looking forward to settling down with the movie. This week, John Stewart hosted Lina Khan, chair of the FTC on “The Daily Show”. During a somewhat sycophantic interview, the host explained how Apple vetoed the same conversation when he was making a show for Apple TV+....

18 days ago • 1 min read

Last week, The Addition newsletter became fully paywalled. All the original reporting and analysis that goes into the newsletter now costs £5 per month/£50 per year. As well as the impact of AI on TV news, I've looked at the start of a review into BBC funding. Indeed, BBC director general Tim Davie's speech on the future of the corporation has been causing a stir. More on that to come... I do intend to share some of the work that has gone onto the blog and the podcast with free subscribers. I...

27 days ago • 1 min read
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Some links may help generate a commission that supports The Addition The clips of a bridge in Baltimore collapsing after being hit by a cargo ship might look like an AI-generated nightmare, but they are, unfortunately, very much real. And we can be sure of that. For now. The development of AI tools will surely alter how we perceive both fictional and news content. Things have gathered pace even in the few weeks since I last wrote about Sora, the text-to-video tool from OpenAI. Yesterday, the...

28 days ago • 1 min read

The panel to analyse the future funding model of the BBC has been announced. There are some notable names on there, including former leaders at ITV and Channel 5, as well as prime minister Rishi Sunak’s former director of communications Amber de Botton. There’s no doubting the expertise on the panel, but I’m not entirely sure it could be described as “pro-BBC” either. The direction of travel seems clear. Indeed, the government’s stated aim is “to minimise increases to the cost of the TV...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

There's no doubt that that Kate Middleton photo is a major comms strategy screw-up that has generated a lot of attention. (I wrote about it for CapX.) But has anyone noticed that Americans seem more excited by the whole saga than us Brits?! The next few months are going to be very interesting for "GB News". It seems happy to push the boundaries, but how far can that go, especially during an election campaign? The regulator Ofcom is now watching the upstart broadcaster, although I don't get...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read
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