By Dominic Ponsford 29 July 10:13
Three days after finishing work Panorama documentary The Fake Sheikh Exposed, producer Meirion Jones was told his services were no longer required by the programme. His previous job as head of investigations at Newsnight had been filled in his absence. He was effectively out of a job. After 26 years at the BBC, Jones felt like this career at the corporation had come to an end and he was being squeezed out.
'Cappuccino' recruitment? More like 'espresso' as BBC fills political editor vacancy in less than a fortnightBy Axegrinder 23 July 9:21
An internal BBC survey found last year that one of the major gripes of staff was what has been called a “cappuccino” hiring policy.
By Dominic Ponsford 22 July 19:13
Laura Kuenssberg has been appointed BBC political editor.
By William Turvill 22 July 12:07
News UK is to continue providing online subscribers with near-live Premier League highlights for at least another four years after entering into a partnership with Sky Sports.
BBC green paper published: Royal Charter review will examine whether BBC should be 'all things to all people'By PA Mediapoint 16 July 14:06
Culture Secretary John Whittingdale said that the upcoming review of the BBC's Royal Charter will look at whether the broadcaster should continue to be "all things to all people" or should have a more "precisely targeted" mission in terms of its output.
By William Turvill 16 July 9:01
The BBC is facing staff anger over allegations of "unfair recruitment" and "cappuccino" interviews.
How BBC, ITV and ITN placed their journalism at risk by abandoning Freddie Starr source to face libel ordeal aloneBy Dominic Ponsford 14 July 16:52
The BBC’s standard contributor forms assure sources that they will not “stand alone” if they are sued for libel over comments made to reporters.
By William Turvill and Press Association 14 July 12:11
Director-general Tony Hall has enlisted the BBC's audience in his opposition to plans for what he described as a "much-diminished" corporation.
By Dominic Ponsford 13 July 9:24
A Government green paper consulting on changes to the BBC will suggest that the corporation’s website should be scaled back after complaints it is killing local papers, according to The Sunday Times.
By Dominic Ponsford 10 July 11:28
Whistleblowers will be deterred from speaking out to the BBC after the corporation “abandoned” Jimmy Savile abuse source Karin Ward.
By PA Mediapoint 09 July 17:51
The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson is joining the flagship Radio 4 Today Programme to replace Jim Naughtie who announced his departure this week. Robinson, who recently took time off to recover from a lung cancer diagnosis, will start on air from autumn with his replacement yet to be announced.
By William Turvill 08 July 11:50
The BBC has announced plans to “formalise its commitment to ‘hyperlocal’ bloggers and community news providers online”.
By Dominic Ponsford 07 July 17:09
Journalists at ITV have agreed to accept a 2.2 per cent pay rise for those earning less than £60,000.
By Dominic Ponsford 07 July 13:39
The BBC has revealed new details about how a journalist tweeted news of the Queen’s death after seeing the news appear on an internal TV monitor as part of a technical rehearsal.
By William Turvill 07 July 10:55
The BBC said in a statement that Naughtie has been made a special correspondent for BBC Radio 4 and BBC News books editor.
By William Turvill and Press Association 07 July 8:40
Current director-general Lord Hall has described the agreement as the "right deal" in "difficult circumstances".
'Shabby deal' with Government outlined in which BBC will fund £650m cost of TV licences for over-75sBy Press Association and Press Gazette 06 July 16:43
John Whittingdale said the process will be phased in from 2018/19, adding the Government is pleased the broadcaster has agreed to "play its part in contributing to reductions in spending like much of the rest of the public sector" while further reducing its "reliance on taxpayers".
By PA Mediapoint 06 July 12:02
Blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan searched the worldwide registers and was able to find an individual whose tissue type matched her own and who is available to donate.
George Osborne sets out £650m BBC cut and warns corporation not to 'completely crowd out national newspapers' onlineBy William Turvill and Press Association 06 July 8:28
George Osborne has warned that the BBC should not "completely crowd out national newspapers" online.
From 'full marks' to 'warped values': Mail retracts BBC praise as MPs condemn use of 'Islamic State'By William Turvill and Rushabh Haria 03 July 9:51
The BBC is coming under pressure from politicians and other media outlets over its use of the term ‘Islamic State’.