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Survey: BBC most trusted news outlet among teens

A survey for BBC Bitesize suggests that the BBC is the most trusted news source for young people among traditional broadcast and print media, as well as digital media channels including Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. It comes as BBC Bitesize launches the ‘Other Side Of The Story’ campaign to help 11-16 year olds navigate fake […]

June 20, 2022

Ex-minister criticises C4 privatisation

Jesse Norman MP, a former government minister and Chair of the UK parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee in 2015-16, has criticised the proposed privatisation of publicly-owned broadcaster Channel 4. In a letter expressing no confidence in Prime Minister Boris Johnson, he said: “Privatisation of Channel 4 is an unnecessary and provocative attempt to address […]

June 6, 2022By Colin Mann

The Take with Sophy Ridge launches April 20 on Sky News

New weekly political show, The Take with Sophy Ridge, launches on April 20th at 9pm on Sky News. Using Prime Minister’s Questions as a starting point, The Take will measure how well the political parties are landing their arguments, taking the midweek pulse of the nation. Each week some of the country’s leading decision-makers and […]

April 19, 2022

BT: “All telcos have role to play in bridging digital divide”

The Fabian Society published a report about digital inequality titles Bridging the Divide. BT supported the research in the report, which includes an analysis of which groups of people are not online, or barely use the internet, and the reasons for this. This report comes at an important time; the pandemic has demonstrated the value […]

April 6, 2022

Channel 4 privatisation to go ahead

It has emerged that the UK government intends to proceed with the privatisation of publicly-owned commercial PSB Channel 4, having suggested in May 2021 that such a move was “on the table”. The news comes as Sir Ian Cheshire has been named as incoming Chair of the broadcaster. With the UK parliament in recess for […]

April 5, 2022By Colin Mann

C4: If it ain’t broke, break it

The UK government is pressing ahead with privatising Channel 4, though it is by no means guaranteed success as opposition is widespread, not least on its own benches. The case for, as put forward by the DCMS, is that the broadcaster needs to be private to compete better with Netflix, Prime etc. For example, a […]

April 5, 2022

Beth Rigby interviews Gary Neville on Sky News

Beth Rigby will interview footballer and businessman Gary Neville tonight (March 17th) at 9pm on Sky News for the second episode of her new show Beth Rigby Interviews. Former England and Manchester United defender, now famed for his straight-talking punditry, will discuss leadership, his political ambitions and share his views on the big social and […]

March 17, 2022

Beth Rigby interviews Boris Johnson on new Sky News show

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be the first guest in an exclusive on Beth Rigby Interviews, the new prime time show starting tonight (March 10th) at 9pm on Sky News. As pressure grows on leaders in the West to take more action against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Political Editor Rigby will question the Prime Minister […]

March 10, 2022

ITV, Veg Power launch Eat Them To Defeat Them campaign

ITV has commissioned a food artist to create images of famous faces  from vegetables to mark the return of the award-winning healthy eating campaign, Eat Them To Defeat Them, to schools. Eat Them To Defeat Them returned this month for its fourth consecutive year with its biggest target yet – reaching one million children with […]

February 25, 2022

Ofcom ‘ordered’ to review RT

The UK culture secretary has firmly advised Ofcom to take “timely and transparent” action against Russia’s state broadcaster in the UK amid concerns it is spreading disinformation. Nadine Dorries has told the regulator Ofcom she is concerned that RT will “look to spread harmful disinformation” in the UK. She says that the Russian government is […]

February 23, 2022