Quote of the Week – 24/10/12

“American pre-school children follow an inquisitive cartoon monkey called Curious George. The BBC seems to be headed by Incurious George.”

Simon Hoggart wonders why George Entwhistle wasn’t more concerned by a warning that a Newsnight investigation could impact Jimmy Savile tribute shows when the new director-general was in charge of the Beeb’s TV schedule. (Source: Guardian)

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“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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