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.

Tim Davie
Video: Acting BBC Director General Tim Davie "walks out" of Sky interview
By New Statesman - 12 November 13:05

"I will be going now, because I've got a lot to do."

If you're desperate to torture Nadine Dorries on TV, what does that say about you?
By Caron Lindsay - 12 November 10:42

Why we should feel sorry for the Conservative MP.

How did the John Lewis snowman pay for his gifts, eh?
Why is every Christmas TV advert like a nail gun to the tearducts?
By Steven Baxter - 12 November 9:46

We're looking at you, Coca Cola, John Lewis, Asda, Morrisons and Very.

The moment when Phillip Schofield handed David Cameron the list on This Morning.
Phillip Schofield's List shows the danger of treating internet rumours as news
By Steven Baxter - 09 November 16:02

Sometimes big stories can be ignored by news organisations because there is corruption, and sometimes because they simply can’t be stood up. So when did we start putting so much trust in Twitter rumours and David Icke?

Jimmy Savile after receiving his OBE in 1972
After the Savile scandal, it’s time for the BBC to remove its red nose
By Will Self - 01 November 5:58

Will Self's "Madness of Crowds" column.

Alt-na-reigh, the cottage owned by Jimmy Savile
The silence of Jimmy Savile’s lambs
By Brian Moore - 25 October 10:28

The writer and former England rugby international Brian Moore says he isn’t at all surprised the DJ’s victims didn’t speak up earlier. As long as victims live in fear of not being listened to, they won’t talk.

BBC Broadcasting House
The BBC no longer knows what it wants to be
By David Herman - 25 October 10:18

A culture of unreason prevails at the corporation.

George Entwistle: a decent man out of his depth
By Peter McHugh - 23 October 15:31

The director general of the BBC failed to convince MPs that he was not guilty of wilful blindness.

People walk near the entrance to BBC Broadcasting House.
Peter Rippon is unlikely to be the only BBC casualty of the Savile scandal
By Peter McHugh - 22 October 15:47

The question director general George Entwistle must answer is why he still ran the Savile eulogy.

Could the anti-BBC witch hunt over Jimmy Savile be payback for the Leveson Inquiry?
By Steven Baxter - 17 October 12:32

The BBC has serious questions to answer, but there were other institutions that allowed Jimmy Savile to commit his atrocities, too.

Nick Robinson: "I don't have many [political] views left"
By Caroline Crampton - 13 October 10:33

The BBC's political editor tackles questions of impartiality and bias.

Colbert knows I'm miserable now
By Alex Hern - 11 October 16:13

Stephen Colbert interviews Morrissey.

The culture that permitted Savile's abuses goes far beyond the BBC
By Deborah Orr - 09 October 10:12

Look at the crimes that were committed by one man under cover of a dangerously misogynistic permissiveness, and wake up to the fact that this is exactly what all those tedious feminists mean when they talk of “rape culture”, says Deborah Orr.

Cartoon: Bluelou on Jimmy Savile and the BBC
By New Statesman - 05 October 19:22

The cartoonist's take on the scandal over the late BBC presenter.

Kay Burley live on Sky News during the search for April Jones
Kay Burley's insensitivity over April Jones wasn't just her fault
By Steven Baxter - 05 October 15:42

The Sky News presenter’s style lacks compassion, but the feeding frenzy 24-hour news produces is also to blame.

The pro-coalition bias in the BBC's coverage of the NHS reforms
By Jamie Mackay - 03 October 8:26

Research shows that the BBC failed to report the objections to the legislation found in other media outlets.

Comedy writer Armando Iannucci.
Quote of the day
By New Statesman - 11 September 7:17

Armando Iannucci on the BBC and money.

Daily Show mocks Democrats' idolisation of "mythical" Obama
By Alex Hern - 06 September 13:08

"It’s frankly only natural that Democrats would counter with their own mythical Obama — still invisible, but this time sitting on a significantly different chair."

Jon Stewart.
Daily Show mocks Democrats' idolisation of "mythical" Obama
By Alex Hern - 06 September 13:07

"It’s frankly only natural that Democrats would counter with their own mythical Obama — still invisible, but this time sitting on a significantly different chair."

Anders Breivik arriving in the courtroom in May
The grotesque manipulations of Anders Breivik
By sne Seierstad - 23 August 8:25

Åsne Seierstad questions a system that gives Anders Breivik publicity.

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