Somewhere between childhood and early middle age, Britain's Channel 4 lost sight of the importance of giving its indie producers free rein. Today's leaders could learn a lot from the legacy of the channel's founder, Jeremy Isaacs.
The British press is failing to
meet the highest standards in its presentation of Muslims. In a sea of
stereotypes, journalists and the public must educate themselves about the facts
beyond the headlines.
The story of the UK culture secretary's former relationship with a sex worker had been known by newspapers for years. Despite reaching up to Downing Street, there's still silence on how the story broke.
It's a mystery as to why the national newspapers chose not to expose a juicy story about the UK culture secretary. But claiming that his policies were 'influenced' by the 'suppression' of the story is pure conjecture.
I spent five months with another senior journalist at the Independent newspaper investigating why other papers had shut down a story about the culture minister, only to see my editor shut the investigation down too. Here is the anatomy of a press cover-up.
The BBC is doing cutting-edge research into Visual Perceptive Media, virtual reality and facial coding technologies. But do we want our shows to be tailored to our age, gender, and tastes? And what happens to all that data?
The so-called ‘sharing economy’ is composed largely of opaque shoddily
managed companies. Rather than mimicking these models, the BBC must make the
case for improving and developing its much-lamented bureaucracy.