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About Richard Tait

Richard Tait is professor of journalism, Cardiff University. He was Editor-in-Chief of ITN from 1995 to 2002, a BBC Governor from 2004 to 2006 and a BBC Trustee from 2006 to 2010. 

Articles by Richard Tait

This week’s front page editor

Thomas Rowley

Tom Rowley edits oDR.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Independence Day for the BBC?

In an uncertain ‘Brexit Britain’, we must ensure that the BBC remains a public broadcaster, as free as possible from state interference.

The Clementi Review must strengthen BBC independence

Sir David Clementi’s recommendations on BBC governance must be made to work. This means ensuring that Ofcom doesn’t become a ‘back seat driver’.

If the BBC’s not independent, it is no use to any of us

In the week Tony Hall called for strengthening the BBC’s independence we follow contributions from Colin Browne and Howard Davies to ask could a new regulatory structure be the answer? 

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