New Statesman
Pun-soaked platitudes? You just got muted
By Jon Bernstein - 29 January 7:20

Why is the general standard of commentary so underwhelming?

The gates to BBC Television Centre
Savile: Denialism and the "grooming the nation" delusion
By Martin Robbins - 14 January 14:32

The myth that Savile "groomed the nation" is pure denialism - pretending that the problem isn’t about us but some other group.

The Savile case shows what happens when a celebrity becomes untouchable
By Paul Donovan - 11 January 16:36

An unhealthy type of Faustian pact has developed between the media and the celebrity class.

A scene from Count Duckula.
Fraggle Rock was as good as I remembered, but Count Duckula was much, much worse
By Bim Adewunmi - 11 January 7:49

CITV's Old Skool Weekend pricked the bubble of childhood nostalgia for Bim Adewunmi.

New Statesman
Andrew Marr recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke
By George Eaton - 09 January 23:41

The presenter is "responding to treatment" after being taken ill on Tuesday, says the BBC.

The dead of night: how to write the perfect ghost story
By Mark Gatiss - 31 December 7:42

Mark Gatiss tells Robin Ince about his love of MR James.

The King VII hospital where Kate Middleton was treated (Getty Images)
Radio boss says hospital hoax not illegal
By New Statesman - 08 December 12:17

The station is "incredibly saddened" by death of nurse

Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton with Zin Mar Aung in March 2012
A poet behind bars, broadcasting from Burma and an argument over aid
By Phil Jones - 06 December 5:52

What kind of regime is so afraid that it imprisons a 22-year-old woman for ten years for writing a poem? We’re broadcasting Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 show live from Burma, something that until recently would have been unthinkable. The poet’s name is Zin Mar Aung.

New Statesman
It's official: Panorama is the least funny program on iPlayer
By Alex Hern - 05 December 17:12

Tell iPlayer your mood, and it can now tell you what to watch.

New Statesman
Filing from the warzone - the dangers of conflict reporting
By Kamila Kocialkowska - 03 December 16:51

Conflict reporting has always been the most dangerous branch of journalism - but in the changing political landscape of recent years, has it become even more so?

David Dimbleby, host of Question Time
Is there bias on BBC Question Time?
By Phil Burton-Cartledge - 26 November 17:04

Phil Burton-Cartledge has crunched the numbers on the political persuasions of the guests on the BBC's flagship politics programme.

Tony Hall, who has just been announced as the new BBC director-general
Royal Opera chief Lord Hall replaces Entwistle as new director-general
By Press Gazette - 22 November 12:54

The former head of BBC News will take up the post in early March.

A television camera outside is positioned outside BBC Television Centre
As Gaza is savaged again, understanding the BBC’s role requires more than sentiment
By John Pilger - 22 November 7:33

We must understand the BBC as a pre-eminent state propagandist and censor by omission, says John Pilger.

Can every Twitter user be expected to factcheck Newsnight?
By Alex Andreou - 20 November 15:57

As the Lord McAlpine case shows, at some point we have to trust news organisations to tell us the truth.

Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
"It's got to do with Iran" - Chief Rabbi caught off guard on the Today programme
By George Eaton - 16 November 9:18

Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks says Gaza conflict is "to do with Iran" after not realising he was still on air.

Conservative peer Alistair McAlpine
Lord McAlpine on the BBC: the most unsettling interview of the year
By George Eaton - 15 November 14:20

As the frail-sounding Conservative peer spoke, the scale of the wrongs against him became clear.

An employee walks inside BBC headquarters at New Broadcasting House
A sense of perspective on the BBC
By Joan Bakewell - 15 November 7:28

This a flawed, human institution like any other.

Chris Patten, Chairman of the BBC Trust.
Why the Tories’ knives are out for Chris Patten
By Tristram Hunt - 15 November 7:24

There's quite a lot of settling old scores going on, says Tristram Hunt.

Each BBC crisis sows the seed for the next
By Jason Cowley - 15 November 7:17

After the Newsnight debacle, it is excessive caution – not recklessness – that threatens the BBC.

Former BBC Director General George Entwistle
The Twitter ducking stool, why I promoted George Entwistle and the relentless march of onions
By Roger Mosey - 15 November 7:00

I first met George Entwistle when I became head of BBC television news in 2000 and he was a bright up-and-coming output editor. I liked him immediately.

David Dimbleby - a possible future Director General?
Give us someone to care about
By David Herman - 15 November 6:01

We need a BBC Director General who is popular, like David Dimbleby or Melvyn Bragg.

The BBC headquarters at New Broadcasting House
Leader: The need for the BBC is as great today as it has ever been
By New Statesman - 15 November 5:31

If there is one consolation that the BBC can draw from the events of recent weeks, it is that so many expected better from it. As successive institutions – parliament, the banks, the press, the police – have lost the trust of the public, the corporation has retained it.

Men walk past a bank of television screens in the BBC headquarters
We must defend the BBC from Murdoch and death by a thousand Tory cuts
By Mehdi Hasan - 14 November 17:41

If we want to preserve quality public-service broadcasting in Britain, we must defend the Beeb.

Two singers singing at a microphone during a recording session
Ninety years of BBC radio – listening back through time
By Caroline Crampton - 14 November 16:04

On 14 November 1922, the first ever BBC radio broadcast went out. At troubled time for the corporation, remind yourself of all the great things it has done in the last 90 years.

The BBC fightback begins
By George Eaton - 14 November 16:01

In tomorrow's New Statesman, BBC director of television Roger Mosey and Joan Bakewell ride to the corporation's defence.

Two women listening to the radio on the beach
G D H Cole in 1927: “Whatever the BBC does is, of course, wrong.”
By Philip Maughan - 14 November 12:35

The Beeb has always been a space for debate on culture, ethics and standards.

Statutory regulation of the press will hurt free speech
By Padraig Reidy - 14 November 8:54

Self-regulation is the only way to ensure that journalist don't end up with less of a right to free expression than anyone else.

Memo to Fleet Street: it isn't just the BBC that makes mistakes
By Jon Stone - 13 November 14:03

Before excoriating the BBC, the papers should recall their own recent errors.

The BBC is still the most trusted media organisation
By George Eaton - 13 November 11:51

But trust in the corporation has nearly halved since 2003.