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The right to know

Published 16 October 2009

Parliament and free speech: The right to know The Minton report If ever anyone were still sanguine about the right of free speech in this country, the débâcle this week…

Many a true word spoken in jest

Published 8 December 2008

John Barrowman item et seq, The Now Show, Series 25, Episode 2, BBC Radio 4 Hats off to BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show for, er, raising the issue of…

For goodness’ sake, turn off the tweets

Published 5 November 2008

Last night found me glued to the BBC News US Election coverage on the BBC website until I dragged myself away at 3am, with Ohio called for Obama and Virginia…

Why does the Guardian sell more copies at the BBC?

Published 28 October 2008

Stephen’s post, They would say that, wouldn’t they? mentions that the branch of WH Smiths in the BBC’s Television Centre, sells, as a percentage of all papers sold, a disproportionate number of copies of The Guardian compared with the country overall.

Television: the gin of the 20th century

Published 25 September 2008

Can you imagine how much time we wasted watching TV – and what we could now be doing instead?

Television: the gin of the 20th century

Published 25 September 2008

Can you imagine how much time we wasted watching TV – and what we could now be doing instead?

Trust and new media

Published 14 February 2008

eSkeptic: Journalist-Bites-Reality! – How broadcast journalism is flawed in such a fundamental way that its utility as a tool for informing viewers is almost nil. I’m in the process of…