Jonathan Hardy is Professor of Media and Communications at the University of East London and Secretary of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom. His books include Critical Political Economy of the Media (2014).
Published in: ourBeeb: OpinionCoronavirus has strengthened the case for the BBC
The right has been desperate to sell of the BBC for years. But Covid-19 shows why we need public service broadcasting.
Published in: HomeSponsored content is compromising media integrity
It used to be that advertising and editorial were kept separate. Today, brands are burrowing into media content,...
Published in: ourBeebAdvertisers are celebrating the government's plans for the BBC
The BBC White Paper advances commercial interests to expand advertiser-supported media at the expense of the...
Published in: ourBeeb‘Counting on plurality’ means adding to the BBC
The BBC’s charter renewal process will be influenced by whatever steps the next government takes on media ownership...
Published in: HomeLiberal legacies and media reform after neoliberalism
Liberalism cannot secure the media pluralism it wishes. To address the failures of both liberal and neoliberal...