The News Meeting

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The News Meeting is a lively, informative and occasionally competitive podcast about what should lead the news and why. Twice a week three journalists compete to convince Tortoise editor James Harding that they've got the top story. James has been editor of The Times newspaper and director of BBC News, which is why it's his job to decide what matters most.

Episodes are released every Monday afternoon and Friday morning.

Get in touch to tell us about the story you think should lead the news. Email [email protected].

Tortoise is a newsroom devoted to slow journalism.

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In every newsroom around the world there’s a daily meeting to decide what leads the news, what follows and in what order – usually behind closed doors. In this podcast, Tortoise and Podimo want to change that, and invite you in.

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