Some say the Stig is “sacked”

The fallout between the BBC and the racing driver revealed to be Top Gear’s Stig, has escalated, with Jeremy Clarkson announcing that Ben Collins is “sacked”.

“He’s history as far as we are concerned,” said the presenter after the BBC failed to halt the publishing of Collins’ autobiography.

He added that the BBC’s most successful export is “damaged but not out”.

This article appears in issue 251 of Media Digest.

(Source: MediaGuardian)




“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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