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'Truly shocking', 'shameful', 'disgraceful': Interview sparks outrage over BBC's treatment of Savile scoop journalistsBy William Turvill | 31 Jul 2015
Meirion Jones, Newsnight's former head of investigations, told Press Gazette in an interview - published this week - that he felt "everyone involved on the right side of the Savile argument has been forced out of the BBC".
Labour puts pressure on George Osborne to reveal contact with Rupert Murdoch around time of BBC cuts announcementBy William Turvill and Press Association | 31 Jul 2015
George Osborne has been challenged to reveal if he met or contacted Rupert Murdoch during a period which saw BBC funding cuts. A deal was announced earlier this month to transfer the £650m-a-year bill for providing free television licences for the over 75s from the Exchequer to the BBC. The In
By Dominic Ponsford | 29 Jul 2015
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.
'Cappuccino' recruitment? More like 'espresso' as BBC fills political editor vacancy in less than a fortnightBy Axegrinder | 23 Jul 2015
An internal BBC survey found last year that one of the major gripes of staff was what has been called a “cappuccino” hiring policy.
BBC green paper published: Royal Charter review will examine whether BBC should be 'all things to all people'By PA Mediapoint | 16 Jul 2015
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 Jul 2015
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 Jul 2015
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 Jul 2015
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 Jul 2015
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 Jul 2015
Whistleblowers will be deterred from speaking out to the BBC after the corporation “abandoned” Jimmy Savile abuse source Karin Ward.
By PA Mediapoint | 10 Jul 2015
Comedian Freddie Starr has lost his damages claim against a woman who said he groped her when she attended a Jimmy Savile TV show when she was 15 years old.
By PA Mediapoint | 09 Jul 2015
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 a
By William Turvill | 08 Jul 2015
The BBC has announced plans to “formalise its commitment to ‘hyperlocal’ bloggers and community news providers online”.
By Dominic Ponsford | 08 Jul 2015
The last time Press Gazette did a count the BBC listed more than 200 communications contacts, but none were prepared to answer a simple question on Monday – what was the net impact of the Government raid on the BBC licence fee?
By Dominic Ponsford | 07 Jul 2015
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 Jul 2015
The BBC said in a statement that Naughtie has been made a special correspondent for BBC Radio 4 and BBC News books editor.
BBC news website under attack ahead of charter review as newspapers call for 'behemoth' to be 'tamed'By William Turvill | 07 Jul 2015
The BBC’s online news presence is set to come under scrutiny in the upcoming charter review, Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has confirmed.
By William Turvill and Press Association | 07 Jul 2015
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 Jul 2015
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"