creative and journalistic ambitions of the BBC are held back by its dogmatic
commitment to an ineffective and unethical funding mechanism. A subscription service
would release creative energy and allow the BBC to fulfil its commitment to public service broadcasting all the better.
On 31 October 2012, OurBeeb held a
day-forum at King’s College London to discuss the future of the BBC. Full audio
and video highlights start with a discussion between David Elstein and Lis
Howell on how to fund public service broadcasting.
The second session of OurBeeb’s day-forum
at King’s College London asked Gerald Kaufman, Dan Hind and Anthony Barnett to
present their arguments for establishing a new method of accountability in the
BBC, fit for the digital age.
The third session of the OurBeeb forum at
King’s College London saw Iain Overton, Tom Mills, Natalie Fenton and Claire
Bolderson challenge the BBC’s claims to impartiality while suggesting
ways of redefining journalistic ‘truth’.
The final session of OurBeeb’s day-forum
invited Brian Eno, Tony Ageh, Kamila Shamsie and Bill Thompson to outline their
perspectives on the current and future position of the BBC in the UK’s artistic