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Roger Mosey is the Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge. He was formerly editorial director and the director of London 2012 at the BBC.
The broadcaster is far from the only journalistic organisation to have a bruising relationship with the politicians it covers.
I was at the BBC ten years ago when the decision was made to put the BNP’s Nick Griffin on Question Time and I still believe it was the right thing to do: he shrivelled under scrutiny.
BBC insiders worry the station is being asset stripped as funds are diverted to a new app.
The decision causing the deepest resentment in the newsroom is the cut to the running time of the BBC News at Ten.
Despite the mystique about interviews, Cambridge colleges increasingly rely on data to get a better picture of candidates.
In this febrile atmosphere, the longer-form current affairs programmes have come into their own.
The villain of the piece is, of course, George Osborne – and it should be counted as part of his legacy to the country.
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.