After weeks of rumour and speculation about an imminent assault on the BBC the publication of the White Paper on the corporation’s future has been seen by some as anti-climactic. But while the headlines have been restrained, the document makes several suggestions that would have a significant impact on the corporation, including major changes to governance, programming and the mission statement. Last night The Media Society hosted a discussion about the paper, unpacking its key points and asking how they might unfold in the long-term.
Chair: Phil Harding (journalist and media consultant) Speakers: Huw Merriman (Conservative MP Bexhill and Battle), David Elstein (Chairman, openDemocracy), James Heath (BBC Director of Policy)
With thanks to the London Business School for their recording of the event