I’ve been away from the newsroom for a while and have been thinking about how I can contribute to the news cycle conversation. I don’t have enough spare time to make long form programmes right now, so I worked out how much time I do have and experimented with the kind of podcast I could create, in my home studio, with limited resources. Speech radio is labour intensive and expensive to produce, so I’d be relying on my wits, technical skills and knowledge of the podcast genre. What I came up with was a five minute daily bulletin for people who don’t have time for mainstream news. I choose the three daily news stories that I feel are of most importance. They are the stories that interest me. I verify every story with multiple sources to guarantee that my news is factual. The result is The Daily Newscast That Matters.
Five Minute News is an independent production, covering essential politics, inequality, health and climate – delivering verified, honest and truthful world news daily. You can subscribe with your favourite podcast app or ask your Smart speaker to play “FIVE MINUTE NEWS” or enable the Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing skill.