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Lord Patten defends price to pay off Entwistle

Paying George Entwistle £450,000 to leave the BBC was “better than any other course of action”, according to the head of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten. Read the full story

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Tony Hall appointed BBC director general

Just a week and a half after George Entwistle stood outside the BBC and announced his resignation, the corporation has found his replacement: Royal Opera House chief executive Tony Hall. Read the full story

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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. Read the full story

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Panorama into Telegraph owners ‘back on’

The BBC looks set to air a Panorama about Daily Telegraph owners Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay, following the departure of George Entwistle. Read the full story

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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.” Read the full story

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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. Read the full story

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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. Read the full story

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Geoge Entwistle sets out his digital vision of the BBC

New BBC director general George Entwistle has set out his plans for a restructuring of three BBC divisions in an attempt to create new content tailored to the digital market. Read the full story

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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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