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BBC's news is 'committee-driven'.
Aug 15th, 2013, 9:24am
 
"Nick Pollard claims top shows are 'one-paced' and 'predictable', and corporation is too often swayed by pressure groups".

This "Guardian" article by Mark Sweney refers to Radio Four's "The Meda Show" in which Nick Pollard, the former head of Sky News who led the investigation into the Jimmy Savile scandal, has criticised the BBC's handling of news as "committee-driven" and "one-paced".

Pollard, who spent close to 30 years working for in news for organisations including the BBC, Sky and ITN, said that corporation lacks the cut-and-thrust of its rivals.


"The Media Show" is presented by Steve Hewlett.


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Re: BBC's news is 'committee-driven'.
Reply #1 - Aug 15th, 2013, 4:05pm
 
Interesting article. It is also often said that BBC reporters often "file" with their editor in mind--rather than the listener/viewer
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