Television

By Press Gazette 29 July 9:39
Radio 4's Today programme presenter Davis was unveiled as Jeremy Paxman's replacement on the BBC2 programme earlier this month - on the same day the BBC annual report was released.
By William Turvill 29 July 9:07
The corporation came under fire last month when Press Gazette asked the corporation whether ITV News’s Lucy Manning and ITN’s Ed Campbell has been taken on after competitive interviews.
By Press Association 29 July 8:18
The London 2012 supremo, who is chairman of the British Olympic Association, was reportedly the Government's preferred candidate for the role but told the Daily Mail he did not have the "capacity" for the job.
By William Turvill 28 July 9:17
Last week it emerged that the Evgeny Lebedev-owned channel had applied to Ofcom to reduce the number of hours of peak-time local programming to one from three and a half.
By William Turvill 28 July 8:20
Dominic Kane, 41, who worked at the BBC for 11 years prior to joining Al Jazeera in 2012, was sentenced to ten years in jail last month along with British colleague Sue Turton and Dutch journalist Rena Netjes.
By Press Gazette 25 July 8:19
Peter Greste (pictured, Reuters), Egyptian-Canadian acting bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed, were arrested in December as part of a crackdown on Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Their sentencing last month on charges stemming from an interview with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood sparked international outrage.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 July 9:46
A freelance British reporter working for the TV channel Russia Today is reported to be missing in Donetsk after covering fighting between the Ukrainian army and pro-Moscow rebels.
By Press Gazette 23 July 10:14
The singer (pictured, Reuters), 26, told this week, after her trial for allegedly brokering a drugs deal collapsed, how a year of her life had been "ruined".
By PA Media Lawyer 22 July 11:08
David Cameron (pictured, Reuters) said people leafing through victims' belongings and suitcases was "completely inappropriate" and called on the media and pro-Russian separatists to understand they are dealing with "effectively a murder scene".
By William Turvill 22 July 8:24
Colin Brazier has criticised reports of the incident that didn’t recognise his instant apology – "we shouldn't be doing this … this is a mistake" – instead being “determined to see what I did as a powerful example of journalistic vulturism”.
By William Turvill 21 July 12:57
The corporation remains the most trusted source of news in the UK, according to the report, “although we are slightly below the levels reached before October 2012 when the crisis broke over coverage of Jimmy Savile and the separate Newsnight child abuse investigation”.
By Press Gazette 21 July 8:18
In the report about the horrific scene, Colin Brazier picked up a toiletry bag and a set of keys from an open suitcase full of the victim's belongings.
By PA Mediapoint 18 July 17:49
Journalists and technicians had been due to walkout next Wednesday for 12 hours.
By William Turvill 18 July 13:00
Sara Firth worked at Russia Today over five years, joining the Russian government-funded station in Moscow straight from City University in London.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 July 15:26
Long serving former BBC journalist Robin Lustig has spoken out about plans to merge the editing of Radio 4’s nightly current affairs programme The World Tonight with the Newshour on The World Service.
By William Turvill 17 July 15:25
John Sweeney has revealed his office nickname for the past few months has been “dead man walking”, and he was not surprised to have been made redundant by the BBC today.
By William Turvill 17 July 10:32
The BBC is to axe 415 jobs in its news division as part of its Delivering Quality First savings scheme.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 July 16:49
Around 3,000 BBC journalists who are members of the National Union of Journalists are said to hold a 24-hour strike for the whole of next Wednesday, 23 July, coinciding with the opening of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
By William Turvill 14 July 9:22
Last week, Lawson, the former chancellor of the exchequer, said he had effectively been banned by the corporation after Today was criticised for airing a discussion in which he argued with the chairman of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change about the causes of last winter’s UK flooding and storms.
By William Turvill 09 July 13:00
Speaking to current director-general Tony Hall at an event celebrating the 60th birthday of BBC television news, Lord Birt (pictured, Reuters) described himself as an “ultra BBC loyalist”.

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