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Thompson’s tactical errors

Published 23 August 2012

BLOG: BBC Director-General gone

Sailing in the wrong direction?

Published 7 June 2012

BLOG: It’s certainly not unusual for the BBC to be the subject of criticism when it comes to the coverage of any royal event apart from the most straightforward occasions. Getting the tone exactly right is an absolute nightmare and you are never going to satisfy everyone all of the time, especially when dealing with something that’s the least bit contentious.

Not really solving the problem

Published 7 October 2009

BBC to crack down on swearing and violence Draft BBC Editorial Guildelines (PDF) Hmmm… 13.3.8 Any plans to re-use, reversion or make available archive material featuring members of the Royal…

Reputation isn’t enough

Published 4 March 2009

ITV admits defeat on content-led turnaround I’ll say this now; Michael Grade had exactly the right idea for a turnaround strategy for ITV plc as it stood, but the ‘r-word’…

Corporation crunch

Published 1 December 2008

BBC3 and BBC4 face budget cuts At least the downturn in the commercial property market has prevented the BBC from taking the easy, short-term solution of selling the family silver…

Suspension of judgement?

Published 30 October 2008

By suspending Ross and Brand, BBC boss Mark Thompson reveals himself a coward No matter what Mark Thompson and other BBC executives say or do from now onwards in relation…

The wrong message

Published 28 October 2008

Gordon Brown criticises Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross’s BBC phone prank The transcript of what was said What started out as a “schoolboy prank” (except of course neither participants are…

Good timing

Published 28 February 2008

Fincham replaces Shaps in ITV shakeup Fincham for Shaps: it’s time for a new era at ITV When Michael Grade took over the helm of ITV, he didn’t immediately sack…