MPs to grill BBC execs on Entwistle payoff

The BBC Trust is set to face questioning from MPs on why it chose to give former director general George Entwistle a £450,000 payoff following his resignation in the wake of the Newsnight scandal. Continue Reading

‘Fear culture’ affecting investigation into death of BBC journalist

A culture of fear within the corridors of the BBC is hampering the progress of an internal investigation into the death of a BBC journalist. Continue Reading

Quote of the Week – 14/11/12

“The real problem here is the BBC’s decision, in the wake of the Hutton Inquiry, to play safe by appointing biddable people. They then compounded the problem by enforcing a series of cuts on programme budgets, while bloating the management.” Continue Reading

BBC review outlines Newsnight failings

The BBC has released a summary of a review into the failings behind the 2 November Newsnight investigation which wrongly implicated Lord McAlpine in a child abuse scandal. Continue Reading

Paxman warned BBC over Newsnight budget cuts

The failings of Newsnight’s 2 November report on the alleged sexual abuse carried out by a former Conservative politician could partially be blamed on heavy-handed funding cuts. Continue Reading

BIJ editor resigns over Newsnight peado gaffe

Iain Overton, who revealed on Twitter that Newsnight was to oust a ‘senior political figure’ as a peadophile, has resigned his position as editor of the Burea of Investigative Journalism. Continue Reading

George Entwistle quits the BBC: the fallout

After only 54 days in the job the BBC’s 16th director general, George Entwistle, offered his resignation outside the steps of the corporation following a disastrous few weeks for the broadcaster. Continue Reading


“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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