Roger Mosey is the Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge. He was formerly editorial director and the director of London 2012 at the BBC.
We need a return to John Birt’s news strategy of the Eighties, which prioritised expertise and analysis and discarded froth.
Today’s judgement on the star’s case against the BBC over it’s reporting of his arrest is a sad one..
The programme needs a new slot and better guests, but finding the right replacement for David Dimbleby is key.
Among BBC producers, there are those who find LBC’s interpretation of impartiality more attractive than “this person says yes, this person says no”.
The broadcaster enjoys such assaults, which undermine the usual claim that it is controlled by liberal lefties.
The lawyers on both sides are already busy preparing for battle.
The wider battle facing the newly appointed director, Fran Unsworth, is simply to make the case for BBC News.
Interrogating decision-makers is still what journalism needs to do.
“Bilge from London Fashion Week on a day when North Korea fired another missile over Japan.”
The veteran broadcaster should go out on a high and concentrate on being master of Question Time.