Media Tribe

This episode features Channel 4's Editor at Large, Dorothy Byrne. Dorothy is an iconic figure in the world of broadcasting in the UK and is one of the longest-serving heads of commissioning in the television industry. She has been responsible for news and current affairs programmes that have had global and national impact, winning her numerous international Emmy, BAFTA and RTS Awards.

We chat about Dorothy being a single mum having to return to work five weeks after giving birth, we talk about her film on marital rape in the UK which proved a huge challenge to get commissioned and we delve into a hilarious quagmire Dorothy faced in an edit suite with two male colleagues.

Show Notes

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Hosted and produced by Shaunagh Connaire and edited by Ryan Ferguson.

What is Media Tribe?

Media Tribe is a show that tells the story behind the storyteller. It's an opportunity to step into the shoes of the most respected journalists, directors and media executives.

Each episode looks at the journalist's journey into the industry, the impact they’ve had along the way and some of their most crazy experiences working in the industry. The stories that never quite made it to air!

Shaunagh interviews some of the most respected journalists, Oscar-nominated filmmakers and executives from across the globe, including Channel 4’s Jon Snow, BBC’s Kate Adie, The New York Times' Pulitzer Prize winner Malachy Browne, CNN’s Nima Elbagir and Rana Ayyub of the Washington Post to name a few.