Tuesday, August 26, 2014

iBoulton

Sky are going all interactive for the new Adam Boulton evening show Sky News Tonight, launching on the first of the month:

“In a first for a major nightly news programme, Sky News Tonight will have comprehensive parallel output on social media, where users will be able to view – and engage with – a host of extra content that will follow, complement and enhance the live TV output, in real time.Viewers will be able to interact with the programme via Sky News’ social media platforms which will give them the power to engage in the discussion, contribute to the debate and even influence the agenda of the show. “

Given the number of people who sit watching TV whilst on Twitter now, it seems like a logical step. The show will also feature high profile interviews conducted from Westminster, at the far more reasonable time of seven through until nine – another reason not to stay up for Newsnight.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

WATCH: Kay Burley’s Ron Burgundy Moment

She’s kind of a big deal.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Islam & Co Show No Go

Adam Boulton’s replacement as Sky News pol ed is Faisal Islam, formerly the Channel 4 News Economics reporter. Faisal will not be doing a re-branded ‘Boulton & Co’ lunchtime political chat, as the name is being dropped.

Bosses were worried that the “Islam & Co” show might confuse viewers…

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Jon Craig Drops F-Bomb on Sky News

Oops.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Faisal Islam New Sky Pol Ed

Following MediaGuido’s coverage yesterday, Sky News have confirmed that Channel 4’s Faisal Islam will replace Adam Boulton as political editor later in the year. He was on form last night when Guido bumped into him at the Political Book Awards. Best of luck…

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Faisal Islam Denies He is the New Sky News Political Editor

The line is that no offer has been made to anyone for the Sky News Political Editor job, though Media Guido understands that it is a run off between current Deputy Political Editor Joey Jones and Channel Four’s Economics Editor Faisal Islam. Islam denied this afternoon that he has been offered the job, though speculation is rife in Westminster and telly-land that he is the chosen one. As was noted earlier, betting has been suspended.

Betting Suspended on Sky News Pol Ed

Paddy Power and Ladbrokes have suspended betting on the next Sky News political editor. It makes sense that if it is an internal hire we will hear imminently. Though the complexity of an external appointment may delay the news a little longer…

UPDATE: Who wouldn’t want the glamour of the job?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sky News Political Editor: Down to the Final Three

MediaGuido understands that the final interviews for the Sky News political editor gig will be held tomorrow. Millbank bosses have narrowed it down to the final three, with one of the candidates still in the running describing the process so far as “attritional” and “rigorous, rigorous, rigorous”. Sky sources confirm if they go in-house we can expect an announcement imminently, if they choose an outside candidate we will have to wait. Stay tuned…

Friday, February 28, 2014

Sky News Political Editor: Interview Stage Underway

Interviews for the much-coveted Sky News political editor’s job have been held in a hospitality box at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea football club. MediaGuido understands that the candidates to have made it through to interview stage include Sky’s own Joey Jones and Jon Craig and the BBC’s James Landale and Allegra Stratton. Also among the final few under consideration are Tom Newton Dunn of the Sun, the Economist’s Anne McElvoy and Faisal Islam, economics editor of Channel 4 News.  An announcement is some weeks off yet…

UPDATE: Some say Ben Brogan and Gary Gibbon also on the list. All names caveated – especially given it is said to be an 8 name shortlist.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sky News Political Editor: Telly Gossip Bonanza!

Speculation over the Sky News political editor job has reached fever pitch. Screw the immigration bill, it’s all anyone in the Westminster village  wants to talk about. Many ‘friends’ of delicate broadcast journalists have been in touch with MediaGuido, disappointed not to find their ‘friends’ name on our list of runners and riders. An announcement isn’t expected for several weeks at the least, though Guido hears that concerns have been raised about the prospect of an inky press man requiring months of training. Sky insiders say management want a candidate with significant broadcast experience, though that comes with very long notice periods. The latest names doing the round are:

  • Jon Craig – hat in the ring.
  • Gary Gibbon – dark horse.
  • Andy Bell – Channel 5 news used to be in the same building as Sky – well liked there and heavily tipped.
  • Chris Ship – Increasing speculation about ITV’s Deputy Political Editor.
  • James Landale – Old Etonians. Everywhere.

Joining speculation about:

  • Nick Watt
  • George Parker
  • Tom Newton Dunn
  • Joey Jones
  • Nick Robinson

Laura Kuenssberg is said to be out, and Cathy Newman was apparently approached but is apparently not interested. Guido is sitting by his phone patiently…


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