Brian Winston is lincoln professor at the university of Lincoln. He is the author of numerous books on the media, has run media studies departments at universities in the UK and the USA, and, in 1985, won an Emmy award.
No broadcaster is an island
The fragility of the BBC’s independence from the state cannot continue to be ignored. Nor can its overall future be...
Writing the BBC: the perils of historiography
Jean Seaton’s book on BBC in the 70s and 80s has been widely faulted. But is there some intrinsic reason why writing...
This is getting silly
The English elite’s scare tactics in the run-up to the Scottish referendum involved promising to stop the game by...
What do you do with a problem like ‘news’?
The BBC Trust has a new chair but the problems of the BBC’s constitutional position – problems which centre on news...
Smearing the windows of creative competition
Since its introduction in 1990, the statutory requirement that the BBC outsource 25% of its production has been...
The Kaiser’s tailor and the naked invisible nudists
The real agenda: some proposals (eventually).