from MediaFile:

The future of journalism in the UK

By Mark Thompson
September 26, 2011

By Mark Thompson
The opinions discussed are his own.

In the UK we are going through an unprecedented crisis in journalism, a crisis with the boundaries and techniques of investigative journalism at its heart.

from The Great Debate UK:

Rory Cellan-Jones on virtual democracy

March 17, 2010

Direct, real-time communication among politicians and the public through social media platforms is reshaping democracy and the news media, but questions remain about how the fabric of society might change as a result, argued a panel at an event hosted by the BBC on Tuesday evening at Westminster.

Remembering the dead – or “poppy fascism”?

November 6, 2009

poppyThis week, hundreds of thousands of people will join the annual act of remembrance to commemorate those who have died in war, proudly wearing a poppy to honour the fallen.

Live blog: BNP on Question Time

October 22, 2009

Welcome to our live blog of the BBC’s Question Time, which tonight features British National Party leader Nick Griffin on its panel.

Should BNP be on Question Time?

October 22, 2009

Nick GriffinOn Thursday night, BNP leader Nick Griffin will appear on the BBC’s leading current affairs programme “Question Time”, an appearance that has provoked much anger and debate.

Should the BNP be able to use military imagery?

October 20, 2009

griffinThis is a busy week for the British National Party (BNP).

Today it was warned to stop using military imagery in its campaign material. A group of former military leaders accused the BNP, which has used photographs of spitfire fighter planes and Winston Churchill, of hijacking Britain’s history for their own “dubious ends.”

BBC seeks older female news reader

By Reuters Staff
September 24, 2009

FORSYTHUnder fire for its perceived unfairness to older women presenters, the BBC says it is now actively trying to recruit a female newsreader over 50.

Making heavy weather over Scotland

September 22, 2009

FRANCE-STORM/Anyone listening to the BBC radio weather forecast this morning on the first day of Autumn will have come away with a detailed knowledge of how things look likely to pan out in Scotland – heavy winds apparently and not at all a day for going out walking on the hills.

Do top professions favour the rich?

July 21, 2009

Professions such as law, medicine and journalism have a “closed shop mentality” and are increasingly open only to those from affluent backgrounds, a report into social mobility says.

How should money saved at the BBC be spent?

July 14, 2009

As part of its efforts to counter the bite of the economic downturn, the BBC is suspending bonuses and reviewing the pay scales of its executives. It is also set to reduce the amount it spends on talent.